Future of Connectivity in India

As in business and more so in society today, changes and disruptions are part and parcel of our ways of working. The global economy is at a crucial juncture as disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented/virtual reality are being embraced with an expectation of yielding long term economic gains. These emerging technologies will converge to form building blocks for powerful business solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts. In the world of customization where enterprises are tailoring their offerings to serve their customers, underlying connectivity infrastructure is constantly evolving. The advancement in connectivity has been the key factor in fuelling the growth of digital disrupters. As heterogeneous technology ecosystems are typically complex, the collaborative effort seems critical. The cohesive approaches among service providers, vendors and regulators along with academia and public sector organizations are expected to ideate, plan, build, and operate business models to accommodate customized connectivity and deliver innovative service propositions.

Future connectivity promises to lead consumers, industries and the government to new frontiers of productivity and innovation. To be at par with developed counterparts such as the US, China, and South Korea, India needs to address challenges in a time-bound manner coupled with sizeable investments to fulfil the Digital India vision, thus creating significant economic value. Irrespective of certain key challenges such as the need for significant influx of capital and the building of a dynamic and integrated network, the service providers are expected to expand network footprint and continuously upgrade their network to build capacities and coverage across rural and urban India.