Wi-Fi equipment market set to touch $3.9 bn by 2017: UTStarcom

NEW DELHI: The Wi-Fi equipment market is expected to reach $3.9 billion by 2017 and UTStarcom India will be aggresively banking upon the opportunity.

“With the tremendous growth in mobile traffic, smartphone consumer base and strapping internet penetration, Wi-Fi is going to play increasingly important role in future telecom industry, being an important part of M2M, Internet of Things and other emerging trends. We are going to proactively promote and educate the market about our Carrier Wi-Fi product line, its unique combination of features and benefits that it offers,” Shalin Y Shah, Head, India Operations, UTStarcom India.

“We plan to work closely with major telecom operators, system integrators, and the government. We will also evaluate opportunities in enterprise market in India.” said Shah.

With a mission to support India in creating a ‘Superior Digital Highway’, UTStarcom a global telecommunications infrastructure provider has announced its aggressive plans and product portfolio for transport, aggregation and access networking solutions for Indian market.

In line up to the government initiatives like NOFN and Smart City, the company is working on the future of Wi-Fi, Nextgen access and transport in India.

Underlining the importance and benefits of Carrier Wi-Fi, SDN Network, Nextgen Access and Transport, UTStarcom shared that the future of networking will rely more on software, which will accelerate the pace of innovation for networks as it has in the computing and storage domains.

Rahul Pandey, Director, Sales & Marketing, SAARC, said, “We aim to introduce our core competency, which is the packet optical transport where we have recently introduced 100 Gigabit Ethernet services product – TN765 that we think will be the best solution for the program. In India, we see a huge interest from operators in developing the Carrier Wi-Fi market, along with an interest to SDN/NFV technologies, 4G mobile backhaul and capitalize on Virtualization NFV with mCloud, which we seek to address with our cutting-edge products.”

“SDN/NFV (Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization) technologies have the potential of revolutionizing the way that our broadband service provider customers operate and meet the evolving needs of their end-user customers. SDN/NFV technologies help to enhance overall network performance and efficiency and improve customer experience, and are particularly useful in telecom networks for a speedier entry of value added services and business models into the telecom sector,” he added.

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