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5G technology is poised to open up a plethora of possibilities in terms of business models, and enhanced lifestyles for one and all. But managing the economies of scale is a hurdle for telecom companies that they need to overcome. Comment.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

4. 5G technology is poised to open up a plethora of possibilities in terms of business models, and enhanced lifestyles for one and all. But managing the economies of scale is a hurdle for telecom companies that they need to overcome. Comment. (250 words)

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Why the question:

The government has repeatedly spoken of India’s aspirations to deploy 5G and be a significant player in its development and growth. K. Ramchand, Member (Technology), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said that it would soon announce 5G spectrum bands for auction.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the multitude of opportunities that 5G technology will offer and to examine how the already overburdened companies will have an issue in scaling up 5G.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly introduce the 5G technology and its features, the opportunities it offers.

Body:

Elaborate up on the opportunities that 5G will offer. High speeds, low latency, enhanced user experience, increased operational efficiency and a competitive edge for the enterprise businesses. These all are useful in digital marketing, IoT, Augmented Reality, enhanced opportunities for research, tele-education and tele-medicine etc.

In this part, mention how economies of scale is an issue for telecom companies for 5G to usher. Barriers in discontinuing 2G and introducing 5G services, burden of AGR dues, reluctance of telecos to participate in the auction because of high spectrum costs etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward where TRAI and the government can take concrete steps to incentivize phasing out of 2G and the rollout of 5G.

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