BSNL is coming with indigenous 4G technology, which took some time, but now the telecom corporation is aggressively working on bringing these services to consumers
The 5G auction and steps outlined for bidding will open up newer avenues for deeper penetration, access and rich user experience, Peeyush Vaish, Partner and Telecom Sector Leader, Deloitte India, said
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had recommended a base price for this frequency range and suggested that it can be used for both mobile as well as satellite services
The sheer speed of rollout has been appreciated by industry leaders globally and is being described in many international forums as the "fastest deployment happening anywhere in the world."
In an email interview with Outlook Business, Nitin Bansal spoke about 5G rollout, PLI scheme, 5G trials in India, and how many users are willing to pay for 5G services. Here are the edited excerpts:
The minister said that the Department of Telecom is working as per expected timeline and the process is on to resolve industry concerns around spectrum pricing.
This will be the world-class 4G services, and in a very short span of time, BSNL will go into 5G services
Vaghela told PTI that in view of the huge market potential of 5G, he is confident that the telecom industry will actively take part in the auction
For the prime 5G frequency of 3300-3670 MHz band, all-India reserve price adds up to Rs 317 crore per MHz, which is over 35 per cent lower than the Rs 492...