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Ericsson raises the scope of domestic manufacturing of 5G equipment – The New Indian Express

by Express News Service

BENGALURU: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson is ramping up its local manufacturing capabilities to meet telecom operators’ demand for 5G equipment in India. The Sweden-based company, while issuing a study on 5G in India, said that the company is expanding its production capacity in Pune with Jabil.

said Nitin Bansal, President Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions, Southeast Asia, Oceania and India.

The company said it did this for 4G and will ensure it hits the 5G mark as well. Meanwhile, the company indicated in its study that consumer readiness for 5G networks is high in India. It said the trend to upgrade to 5G in urban areas in India is twice as high as in markets like the UK and the US where 5G has already been launched. In fact, over the past two years, India has seen the number of smartphone users owning a 5G phone triple.

The study revealed that more than 100 million users with 5G-ready smartphones would like to upgrade to a 5G subscription in 2023 while more than half of them are open to upgrading to a higher data tier plan in the next 12 months. “The superiority of the 5G network may emerge as a driver of consumer loyalty with 59% of smartphone users intending to upgrade to 5G in the first 12 months,” the company said.