The Department of Telecommunications and the Government of India have allowed telecom service providers to test 5G networks in India.
Mumbai : There was a time when people did not have mobiles in their hands. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. Then the technology revolution took place and mobiles started falling into the hands of common man. That era was 2G. Mobile had internet, but it was very slow. Then 3G came on the market, and people started getting fast internet. Many companies like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea offered 3G services and then came 4G technology. (Indians eagerly waiting for 5G, users ready to pay double for fast internet service)
Reliance’s venture Jio launched 4G directly and made people addicted to the internet by providing free internet for a few months. Later other companies also had to reduce internet rates. Here, G stands for Generation. We are currently in the 4th Generation of Indian Mobile Technology. Now 5G technology is about to start. The central government has allowed telecom companies to conduct 5G related tests. Therefore, 5G service may be launched in India in the next 8 to 20 months.
Indian users waiting for 5G
According to an Ericsson report, there are reports that there are many users in India who want to use 5G services as soon as possible. The report also said that out of 300 million users worldwide, there are 40 million users in India alone who will upgrade their phones to 5G this year.
67% of users ready for 5G
The report also said that the wait for 5G in India is so high that currently 67 per cent users are ready to avail the service. At the same time, when the service is launched in India, users are willing to pay twice as much as now. This means that if a company is offering an OTT platform with 5G service, users are ready for it too.
Permission from the Department of Telecommunications for 5G tests
The Department of Telecommunications and the Government of India have allowed telecom service providers to conduct 5G trials. The licensed operators include Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Geo, Vodafone-Idea and MTNL. These telecom service providers (telecom service providers) have partnered with original equipment manufacturers and technology providers (Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT). At the same time, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. will be testing the trials with the technology they have developed.
What is 5G?
5G is the 5th generation of mobile network. Fast network speed, uninterrupted HD surfing, excellent service and more. The Government of India has approved 5G testing and spectrum will soon be made available to telecom companies. Airtel has also tested the 5G network.
In fact, 5G technology is the latest technology in cellular services. This could be called the next version of the 4G network. It will allow users to see more net speed, less latency and more flexibility. Until now, cellular technology has focused on connectivity, but 5G cellular technology will go one step further and connect the client directly to the cloud.
When will 5G start in the country?
According to telecom experts, 5G services could be launched in India in the next 6-8 months. Because many companies are preparing to launch 5 by the end of this year. They have started taking steps in that direction. According to some experts, it may take at least 2 years for the domestic telecom market to be ready for 5G services.
Jio’s own network
Reliance Jio has already confirmed that it will develop an indigenous 5G network. Geo’s 5G network will be developed in India and its focus will be on Made in India and self-reliant India. At the same time, Airtel had confirmed successful 5G testing on commercial networks in Hyderabad. That said, their network is 5G ready and now they are just waiting for permission.
6 months for trials
Currently the duration of these trials is 6 months. It has a period of 2 months for purchase and installation of equipment. The permission clearly states that each telecom company will have to conduct trials in rural and semi-urban settings in addition to urban settings. So that 5G technology across the country will benefit as many people as possible and the network will not be limited to urban areas but will also reach semi-urban and rural areas.
Testing in different bands
Testing spectrum is offered in different bands, including mid-band (3.2 GHz to 3.67 GHz), millimeter wave band (24.25 GHz to 28.5 GHz) and sub-GHz band (700 GHz). Telecom companies are allowed to use existing spectrum (800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2500 MHz) to conduct their 5G trials.
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