QuadGen Wireless Solutions, an Indian company specializing in network and engineering services, has formed a collaboration with Viettel High Tech, a state-owned telecom major in Vietnam, to produce 5G network equipment.
The range of products will encompass radio access, optical transmission, and core network equipment, with a specific focus on suburban and rural markets. These markets pose challenges for telecom operators due to lower average per-user revenue, making the deployment of 5G network equipment cost-intensive. The partnership also involves the involvement of Ai20X, a Silicon Valley-based company.
According to the agreement, QuadGen will contributes with its expertise in network engineering and software, while Viettel brings design, research and development, and manufacturing knowledge. Ai20X plays a role in creating an ecosystem that incorporates other companies with distinctive products.
The two parties see this collaboration as a significant milestone, leveraging the expertise of these three leading companies to seize business opportunities in the realm of 5G networks and propel growth for all firms involved.
QuadGen has plans to shift the manufacturing of these telecom equipment to India, aiming to take advantage of the production-linked incentive scheme that has fostered the growth of domestic electronics manufacturing in recent years. Presently, major global players like Ericsson and Nokia dominate the supply of telecom equipment used by Indian operators such as Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel.
(Source: Financial Express)