The Economic Times is reporting that ZTE, a major telecom gear maker, is working to develop and test 5G networking in India. President of Global Marketing and Solutions stated , “India is a very important market for us. Telecom industry is all about scale, and India offers scale. Indian telecom market will grow very fast…We are increasing our investments in India to support growth.”
India plans to have 5G available to consumers by 2020, and this is the first steps to a rollout. The government is also planning their first 5G spectrum auction which will allow carriers to utilize this new 5G space when it becomes available.