QuadGen is all set to sell Viettel’s private 5G solution in India

QuadGen is all set to sell Viettel’s private 5G solution in India

Viettel High Tech has officially handed over its private 5G technology solution to Indian network and engineering services provider QuadGen Wireless Solutions to manufacture and sell the technology in India.

QuadGen and Viettel High Tech signed a service provision contract in July under which Viettel would supply its 5GP (“5G Private”) solution, which incorporates 5G NR RANs, 100G transmission network, and 5GC core network.

Since then, Viettel's engineering team has been on-site in India, overseeing the installation, deployment, and trial operation of the 5GP solution and training QuadGen engineers.

The two companies launched the solution during a signing ceremony last Friday, saying that QuadGen will sell 5GP as a solution for use cases including smart factories, smart cities, healthcare, education and security.

Viettel High Tech CEO Nguyen Vu Ha said his company will also provide guidance on deploying 5G public networks for telecoms businesses in India.”

The deal is an export win for Viettel, which has ambitions to become a key supplier of 5G equipment. The company has produced a range of 5G gear, including 5G gNodeB antennas and base stations, 100G site routers, an automatic online charging system (OCS), and even its own 5G DFE chipset.

Meanwhile, QuadGen stands to benefit from the Indian government’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to encourage domestic production. The company has been seeking partners to move into the 5G equipment space, particularly for private 5G, said Quadgen chair and co-founder Dr. C.S. Rao.

"QuadGen aims to seek strategic partners for the production and supply of 5G equipment in the Indian market, as the government consistently prioritizes the utilization of domestic products,” he said. “Given the extensive deployment of 5G private network across various industries, we have a significant number of customers, including businesses and government agencies, who require 5GP network.”

Private 5G has been touted in the Indian telecoms sector as a potential additional revenue driver for 5G services, though lack of spectrum remains an issue. Earlier this year, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) decided that it would not allocate 5G spectrum direct to enterprises, which means enterprises could either pay telcos to provide private 5G services or lease 5G spectrum from them to build their own private networks.

However, it’s unclear when telcos will get the spectrum to do either. The next 5G auction is slated for January, but no new bands are expected to be on offer, and telcos have shown little interest in participating, according to media reports.

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