The Cabinet has approved a 5G spectrum auction which is scheduled to begin on July 26.
A total of 72,097.85 MHz of spectrum with a validity period of 20 years will be put to auction to be held by the end of July, 2022
In a letter to Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, COAI said if independent entities are allowed to set up private captive networks with direct 5G spectrum allotment by the telecom department, "the business case of...
The comment assumes significance as the Union Cabinet has approved the modalities for holding 5G spectrum auction, and 72 GHz of radio waves will be put on the block by July-end
The sources told PTI that the Department of Telecom (DoT) is going with Trai-recommended reserve prices to the Cabinet, which will ultimately take a call on these crucial issues related to 5G spectrum auctions.
IT major TCS and state-owned telecom research firm CDoT are engaged in developing 5G technology indigenously which is likely to be deployed on the BSNL network.
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 roll-out of 5G services, expected in the latter part of the year, will enable a new realm in the quality of services as well as new types of services, he said.
The Trai had recommended a base price for this frequency range and suggested that it can be used for both mobiles as well as satellite services.
India currently has 3G and 4G telecom networks and companies are gearing up to launch 5G over the next few months.
The testbed has been set up at a cost of around Rs 220 crore
India seems to have fallen behind and the issues between the telecom companies and the TRAI have emerged as the main villains in the country’s 5G saga
The source indicated that the question of whether the spectrum in the auction will be allotted for 20 or 30 years is still an "open issue".
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...
TRAI has recommended usage of spectrum in 26 Ghz and 28 Ghz bands on sharing basis for satellite and mobile services.
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.
Sunil Bharti Mittal said that there are a variety of applications across sectors ranging from healthcare to video interactions, which will make 5G a technology...
The comment assumes significance as the Indian market is gearing up for the next-generation 5G services, that will usher in ultra high-speeds and spawn new-age...
Setting the stage for the rollout of 5G services, the regulator, earlier this month, recommended a mega auction plan valued at over Rs 7.5 lakh crore at the...
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