Parag Naik is seeking government support for a 5G radio unit base on its software-defined radio chipset. He tells ETTelecom's Muntazir Abbas
"The government needs to think strategically with a 5-year plan of building telecom gear giants in India with monetary and market support. It has to incentivize more R&D investments in this sector. ... Our 5G Remote Units will be available from Q1 of 2021.
We have around 65 patents on [cognitive radio and 5G broadcast]. ... DoT can play a major role in carrying out the actual implementation of Atmanirbhar Bharat. ... Building RAN chipsets and solutions is a capital-intensive business, we need monetary support and market access to mature some of our solutions. Telecom network equipment requires a lot of field testing, trials, and hard for any new player that comes along. This is the only way to make Indian companies globally competitive."
Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) is India's answer to Made in China & Made in the U.S.A. Indian protectionism is succeeding in moving some phone manufacturing to the country.