The government gave the green signal for 5G trials: chinese company cannot be involved in it.
Today, India has taken another step towards the 5G network. The Government of India has allowed the telecom company to test the 5G network. This was reported by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
According to the DoT, telecom companies will be given spectrum this week for 5G trials.
There have been reports of 5G being tested before, but companies can now apply for the spectrum and officially test 5G.
Some reports suggest that Chinese benders have been removed from the trials.
Big chinese companies like Hyawei, ZTE are unable to participate in these trials as chinese benders are being removed from trials. According to DoT, telecom companies can partner up with companies like Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, C-DOT for 5G equipment. Jio, on the other hand, is going to use its own solution for the 5G trial.
Which spectra are allotted?
The government has allowed a wide range of spectrum for 5G trials.
DoT allows multiple spectra to be used in trials, including mid-band (3.2 GHz – 3.6 GHz), millimeter-wave band (24.25 GHz – 28.50 GHz) and sub-6 GHz band (700 GHz).
Companies can also use pre-approved spectra such as 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2500 MHz bands.
The duration of the trial is 6 months, of which 2 months are for procurement and equipment setting.
The trial of 5G is going to take place in non-commercial basics and telecom operators are forced to keep the trial data in India. The speed of data download and upload on a 5G network will increase 10 times faster than 4G.
The speed of the original 5G will be known after a full trial. Although 6 months have been given for the trial, no one can say how long it will take. In India, it can take up to 1 to 2 years to be fully implemented.
Although 5G has not yet been launched, the number of 5G mobile phones is increasing day by day.