American Chipmaker Company Qualcomm will develop Internet of Things (IoT) technology in collaboration with Startups dedicated to Indian industries and consumers. Apart from this, the company is working closely with domestic and international companies to bring in more feature phones backed with 4G in India.
In the Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm International’s President (Asia Pacific & India) Jim Cathey said, “You will see people spending more time on the Internet of Things in the future.” He said that the beginning of 5G technology in India would promote IOT business. A company based in San Diego is testing on 5G network technology with Indian infrastructure companies and telecom operators. Cathey said that the strong efforts of Indian telecom companies and the support of the government will lead to the development of 5G networks. He said that there is a tough competition in the industry right now.
Reliance Jio Infocom, the new company in the Indian telecom sector, has turned out to be the first telecom company in the country to launch a small band IoT network in the joint venture with Samsung. The company is in talks with several companies and vendors to increase the scope of the IoT network. Apart from this, Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest telecom company, is also working on the scheme to launch consumer IoT products. The company has already launched many enterprises IOT services.
Cathay stated that the company in collaboration with domestic and foreign handset companies in India in few projects that it will provide 4G LTE low-cost smartphones and feature phones to the majority of people in the country.
The Reliance Jio 4G feature phone emerged as the biggest feature phone retailer in the last quarter. In the last quarter, 10 million Jio feature phones were sold. Apart from this, HMD Global has also launched the Nokia 8110 4G feature phone.