The Department of Telecommunications and the Government of India have allowed telecom service providers to test 5G networks in India.
5g Trials Started In India
New Delhi : Department of Telecommunications and Government of India have given permission to telecom service providers for 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. (5G Trials Set To Begin In India, Smartphone Users Could Be Using 5G Very Soon)
The Department of Telecommunications has made it clear that it has excluded Chinese vendors from the trials, meaning that Huawei will not be able to participate in the 5G trials. The news comes at a time when demand for 5G is on the rise across the country. Every company has been talking about 5G for some time now but everyone was waiting for the government order.
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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