Airtel 5G deployment to begin this August

Nokia today signed a partnership with top telecom operator Bharti Airtel for the implementation of 5G radio access networks (RAN). This multi-year agreement comes on the heels of the recently concluded 5G spectrum auctions and the allocation of pan-India spectrum to Bharti Airtel, demonstrating the company’s commitment to ushering India into the 5G era. To recall, in India’s 5G auction, Airtel acquired 5G spectrum worth Rs. 43,084 crore. Continue reading “Airtel 5G deployment to begin this August”

India’s 5G roll out could be delayed due to local gear testing from July

The wait for a 5G network in India may become a little longer as network gear supply in the country may be disrupted in the weeks ahead. This is because, beginning July 1, 2022, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) intends to evaluate all foreign-made network gear for safety procedures at local research facilities under the Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regulations. Continue reading “India’s 5G roll out could be delayed due to local gear testing from July”