5G auction delayed by 6 months: This means here for India

Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea sought 1 year extension for 5G trials

One after another 5G smartphones are being launched in the Indian smartphone market. Every brand is constantly trying to keep their share in this market. On November 26, the Indian government set a target for 5G routing, but the telcos did not fully complete the successful testing of 5G networks. According to a recent report, almost all the major telecom operators have started trials in this direction, but it will be much longer than India for 5G. The report said plans for the 5G auction could be further delayed.

5G trial extension

Telecommunications company Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, Airtel Telecom (DoT) has been asked to extend the 5G trial by one year. The request for extension came after the permits issued to the telcos expired on November 26. Instead, the government’s telecommunications department (DoT) has extended the trial by six months.

The government has given 6 more months to complete these trials, which will now end in May 2022.

In May this year, the government allocated spectrum to telecom companies for testing at various locations for six months in the 700 MHz band, 3.3-3.6 GHz (GHz) band and 24.25-28.5 GHz band.

5G trial

Recently, Bharti Airtel and Ericsson jointly conducted a 5G network display in a rural area. The protest took place at Vaipur Brahmanan village on the outskirts of Delhi / NCR, using the 5G trial spectrum allotted to Airtel by the telecom department.

In September, Reliance Jio Bharti Airtel-Tata launched a 5G trial based on their equipment. The native 5G trial was held in Navi Mumbai. Telco has used its own 5G RAN and 5G standalone combo cores to test network-slicing capabilities for real-time streaming.

However, 5G services may not be immediately available to everyone. In India, it may take at least a year and a half for the cellular network infrastructure to be fully developed.

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