Road to 5G: calibrating the right environment for Digital India

With the 5G era just around the corner, policymakers around the world have outlined ambitious national objectives for the digital economy. Specific targets are often set for the underpinning infrastructure and India is no exception. The India mobile industry has experienced a series of challenges in recent times – from a protracted price war, market consolidation to the Supreme Court order on overdue levies – which have altered the market landscape significantly. Delivering on the envisioned 5G outcomes and associated economic benefits will require an enabling policy environment and regulatory solutions that address the needs of industry players and consumers alike.