The Telecommunications Department (DoT) has demonstrated to telecommunications service providers that they will conduct six-month trials 5G technology In India. More than a dozen telecommunications companies, both local and from other countries, have made progress. As it happens, Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei have not received approval. Countries like the United States, Britain, and Australia have also kept away from Chinese companies.
Bharti Airtel, Reliance JioInfocomm, Vodafone Idea and MTNL, which have committed to OEMs and technology providers Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT, have been licensed. Still, Reliance JioInfocomm (Jio Platforms) also conducts experiments with its own indigenous people.
Telcos also ordered a focus on the countryside
“The experimental spectrum is given in different frequency ranges including the center band (3.2 GHz to 3.67 GHz), the millimeter band (24.25 GHz to 28.5 GHz) and the Sub-Gigahertz band (700 GHz). also permitted to use their frequencies (800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2500 MHz) for 5G tests ” a government press release said.
The duration of the trials is currently six months. This includes a two-month period for the purchase and installation of equipment.
The government has also made it clear that experiments need to be carried out “in rural and urban areas not only in cities but also in order to increase the benefits of 5G technology throughout the country and not be limited to urban areas”.
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The objectives of the 5G trials are: “Testing the propagation characteristics of 5G frequencies, especially in the Indian context; model tuning and evaluation of selected equipment and suppliers; testing of indigenous technologies; and test 5G phones and devices “.
5G technology is expected to provide a better user experience in terms of data download speeds (expected 10 times that of 4G), up to three times better spectrum efficiency and very low latency to enable industry 4.0. There are applications in many different fields, such as agriculture, education, health, transport, traffic management, smart cities, smart homes and several applications of IoT (Internet of Things), the press release added.
In response to the government’s announcement, the Association of Indian Mobile Operators (COAI) welcomed in its statement the progress of the 5G trials.
“It stimulates local research and development [R&D] ecosystem to develop innovative applications tailored to commercial needs “, added