IoT and 5G will be key tech trends in the near fu­ture

Voice&Data - - TEST & MEASUREMENT -

Due to the fact that the de­vel­op­ment life cy­cle of any prod­uct is shrink­ing, test & mea­sure­ment ven­dors need to be one step ahead to pro­vide the state of the art and lat­est tech­nol­ogy sup­port to the cus­tomers. Ex­pec­ta­tions of faster RoI make all cap­i­tal in­vest­ments like T&M more chal­leng­ing and the cus­tomers are al­ways look­ing at flex­i­ble com­mer­cial so­lu­tions.

The po­ten­tial op­por­tu­ni­ties that pro­grams like Dig­i­tal In­dia and Make in In­dia bring up are im­mense. The chal­lenge for a pro­gram like Make in In­dia is to build the re­quired ecosys­tem in to­tal­ity. With­out the to­tal ecosys­tem in place (de­sign, de­vel­op­ment, fab­ri­ca­tion, etc.), the lo­cal value ad­di­tion will be min­i­mal which will take away the price ad­van­tages of any lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing.

IoT, M2M and 5G are the key tech­nol­ogy trends for the near fu­ture. 2G and 3G are passé and 4G has reached ma­tu­rity stage and will play a key role in tak­ing broad­band to the masses.

In an in­dus­try like T&M, hav­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion part­ners is the key to stay ahead in the mar­ket and suc­ceed. Ven­dors should work closely with many such part­ners to es­tab­lish a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial ar­range­ment to tackle rapid changes in the tech­nol­ogy adap­ta­tions.

The com­mer­cial and li­cens­ing mod­els will dif­fer and are purely sit­u­a­tional based. Any long term project will fol­low tra­di­tional model and short term en­gage­ment or project will adopt pay-as-you-use model.

To fu­ture-proof in­vest­ments, it is im­por­tant to have part­ner­ship with ven­dors who has strong fea­ture roadmap and de­vel­op­ment plans and to se­lect so­lu­tions that are easy to scale up to sup­port new tech­nolo­gies.

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