Domestic telecom gear manufacturer HFCL Limited recently embarked upon a new journey with a developement. The company has started developing 5G radio equipment with 5G macro cell and small cell in the pipeline.
HFCL’s Mahendra Nahata during the Q4 FY 20 Conference Call said that the company had kicked off designing of 5G macro cell design with small cell going to start in the next couple of weeks.
“We have embarked upon, there is a new development in our Company. We started developing 5G radio equipment, 5G macro cell design has already been kicked off from yesterday only, small cell is going to be started in the next couple of weeks,” said Mahendra Nahata, MD, HFCL Limited.
The company will be ready with its own radios, macro cells, as well as small cells for 5G in its bouquet of products by the time 5G happens in India. The equipments will be required in huge numbers with thousands and thousands of lakhs of small cells required all across the world.
“And this we are doing all frequency ranges; frequency range of 3GHz as well as mid-band and millimetric band which is 26 GHz plus. This is our own technology, this is not only for India, but we will also be exporting it worldwide. So these are major opportunities,” added Nahata.
The company further feels that fiber optic cable, macro cell, small cell, router, switches will be another huge market opportunity for HFCL because of 5G that will spur three, four lakh crores kind of investment on 5G network.
“Coming on telecom space in public communication and demand because of 5G is going to be three, four lakh crores kind of investment is projected in 5G network and with these equipment which we have fiber optic cable, macro cell, small cell, router, switches, I believe this is going to be another huge market opportunity for HFCL. In public communication systems, next seven, eight years you can comfortably see the huge market opportunities there for the products which we are manufacturing,” said HFCL’s Mahendra Nahata.