New Delhi: Domestic system integrator (SI) firm Amantya Technologies is in talks with Indian telecom operators to roll out private 5G networks for enterprises, the company’s chief technology officer said. I’m here. Amantya, recently selected by BSNL to deploy 5G private networks for enterprises, said the two companies have entered into talks with power and industrial automation companies and several other verticals to deploy 5G private networks. said.
“We’re talking to them. We wanted to pay off with BSNL first, and then we want to go with these bigger players,” said Sanjay Bisen, CTO of Amantya Technologies. said in an interview with ETTelecom.
“BSNL is an ideal player from a spectrum perspective as it has access to large chunks of spectrum. I will,” he added.
The two companies are investigating the revenue BSNL could make from deploying private 5G for businesses under a revenue-sharing arrangement.
Citing industry reports, the executive said the economic value of private 5G as a market is expected to reach $570 million by 2026 in India.
“We need to look at what percentage BSNL will profit from. But now there is a revenue-sharing model.”
Headquartered in Gurugram, the company is working on 5G use cases for industries such as manufacturing, transportation, logistics, power, and education campuses.
Regarding private network spectrum issues, Bisen said:
Carriers have so far opposed moves to allocate spectrum directly to companies to set up private 5G networks.
But last November, following a demand study launched by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), more than 20 companies, including Infosys, Capgemini, Larsen & Toubro and Tata Communications, have committed to using 5G spectrum to set up private telecommunications networks. has applied for a direct assignment of ).
ET reported in its December 16 edition that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has decided to allocate spectrum worth around Rs 62 crore to BSNL to roll out 5G services. The DoT commission has approved a proposal to allocate 10MHz blocks for the coveted 700MHz band and 70MHz for the mid-band (3600MHz-3670MHz), according to officials involved in the matter.
BSNL’s 4G rollout has been delayed to late 2023, but 5G service is expected to start around August 2024, according to reports.
The center offers 10MHz of spectrum for 5G in the 600MHz band, 40MHz in the 3.5GHz band and 400MHz in the mmWave band.
Elaborating on the bottlenecks of private 5G, Bisen said new affordable solutions need to emerge and the cost of devices also needs to come down. Domestic device makers can step in to produce such modems, sensors, etc. locally, which will help the entire ecosystem reduce the cost of his 5G deployment in India, he said. said.
Amantya in India has 535 employees, but it also has a presence in the US and UK, with a total of 20 employees. The company is self-funded, internally funded, and does not anticipate needing external funding anytime soon. In the future, Vicen he told ETTelecom.
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