Well-off Indian customers will have 5G on their phones in two years, and it will be across the ecosystem in three, Bharti Enterprises chief Sunil Mittal says.
“5G for home broadband…for faster download speed…will be nice to have. But do we need to die and do it today? No. But we should start to plan next year sometime,” Sunil Mittal told TV Today News Director Rahul Kanwal at the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland.
He said 4G would be all over the country in 12 to 24 months, and that 5G was “early days” — but “we are focusing on it”.
Sunil Mittal also said foreign investors could hold back investment if there’s an unstable government this year. A general election is due by May.
“Foreign investors certainly look for stability and if they look at…a lot of loose arrangements…in the government, people may start to hold back investment,” he said.
“Stability…in any nation is important — and especially for a country as diverse as India, stability is always good,” Sunil Mittal said.