"'Creating a national fund to support these innovators is a great idea,' said Prakash Sangam, the founder of Tantra Analyst, which is involved in marketing and business development of wireless technology."
"'Apple does realize it’s not another chip — it’s strategic intellectual property in a connected device,' said Prakash Sangam, founder of Tantra Analyst, a research and advisory firm... previously told CNBC. “This is one of the key strategic pieces of IP they don’t have, and it makes sense to own it.”
“'Together, AI and 5G will make possible capabilities that never existed before,' says Prakash Sangam, principal and founder of Tantra Analyst, a high-tech research, analysis and strategic advisory firm"
"Prakash Sangam ... said acquiring the Bengaluru team helps Apple to easily start using Intel's 4G and 3G modems, as the Bengaluru team worked on it ... Gives a head start to Apple in developing 5G modem.."
"HTC is holding its V2EC2020 conference virtually.....there is a strong possibility of this (virtual workplace) becoming a norm going forward. This will also give a huge boost to new technologies such as AR/VR and even 5G. And that could be the silver lining of this unexpectited huge global crisis," Sangam said.
Sangam detailed [that] "...The bottom line is, with the standards finalized, the ecosystem can now focus on building products and start the next phase of their 5G journey. I expect the first features to appear in networks starting from early 2021."
Prakash Sangam says "Technically there are no major antirust issues as both are complimentary businesses. (companies like Apple, Qualcomm and Huawei ) will absolutely be worried about licensing. Nvidia competes hard. "
"'According to Prakash Sangam ……The consequences of hacking into IoT networks, which typically have simple end devices, have the potential to be far more catastrophic. Hacking the electricity supply in a major city, he notes, could bring entire metropolitan areas to a halt and cause significant damage' ...
he said ... 'It would be a mistake to deploy IoT devices (and networks) and start using them for critical applications without properly understanding and addressing the security risks, as retroactively securing them is going to be extremely hard and expensive, as well as time consuming, and sometimes it may not even be possible at all.'”
Prakash Sangam said … "For many major companies looking to actively diversity away from China, India has become an attractive destination. This action is a great example of such a move. IT is incumbent on the government to provide a favourable regulatory environment and infrastructure to make the best of the situation."
Prakash Sangam of Tantra Analyst added that the DoD can aid in the development of the 5G standard by issuing usage requirements as well as contributing technologies from its research and development efforts and, potentially, by helping to drive the standard itself.
“The industrial IoT sector is evolving, and industry 4.0 is taking shape. There is extremely high interest and scope to utilize 5G for industrial IoT,” Sangam wrote in response to questions.
The collection of segments and needs pertaining to industrial IoT is vast, with variances on speed, capacity, latency, battery life, cost, and longevity, he added. Industrial IoT covers both extremes — a low traffic agricultural sensor or high-bandwidth video surveillance fused with artificial intelligence (AI).
They can definitely launch the network”, said Prakash Sangam, founder and principal of Tantra Analyst. He said that the current limitations of open RAN will not prevent Dish from lighting up networks ......
But supporting high levels of traffic and multiple use cases through network slicing will require more from open RAN, Sangam warned. He noted that the technology does not currently support carrier aggregation, which Dish and other operators will need in order to fully leverage their spectrum holdings. Sangam pointed to the work Qualcomm and Vodafone are undertaking to create new open RAN reference designs as an important step in the right direction.
“There are still many hurdles and challenges to overcome, such as supporting advanced features such as carrier aggregation, higher order MIMO, beamforming/steering and others, which require complex, latency sensitive interaction between different RAN blocks,” says Prakash Sangam, founder and principal of Tantra Analyst, “ OpenRAN has finally graduated from an interesting concept to reality, but it will take considerable time to be mainstream and a default option.”
Prakash Sangam, founder of Tantra Analyst, said the 315 modem will mainly address a set of use cases for high bandwidth, high speed, high capacity, long battery life and high reliability needed for factory automation, connectivity in retail stores, video surveillance and asset protection, robotics, signage and agricultural automation.
A purpose-built modem other than the X65 for smartphones is needed to meet rugged performance in industrial locations, he added.
According to Tantra Analyst Founder Prakash Sangam, also a member of 3GPP, “TSG-RAN is probably the biggest in terms of size, scope, and number of activities…The primary objective of the RAN chair is to ensure all the members are working collaboratively to develop next-generation standards through 3GPP’s marquee consensus-based, impartial approach.”