Govt launches PLI for design-led manufacturing of telecom equipments to develop 5G ecosystem in India

Department of Telecommunications(DoT) announced Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme on 24th February 2021, with a financial outlay of Rs, 12,195 Crores. A total of 31 companies, comprising 16 MSMEs and 15 Non-MSMEs including 8 Domestic and 7 Global companies were given approval on 14th October 2021. Continue reading “Govt launches PLI for design-led manufacturing of telecom equipments to develop 5G ecosystem in India”

India 5G spectrum auction approved by the cabinet

After delays, the government today announced that the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to conduct the spectrum auction, through which spectrum will be assigned to the successful bidders for providing 5G services to public and enterprises. Continue reading “India 5G spectrum auction approved by the cabinet”

India 5G spectrum auction could be delayed again

India’s 5G rollout is already behind schedule due to delay in the spectrum auction, and it now appears that the auction will be delayed even further, resulting in even more delays in 5G rollout. The competing interests of telecom service providers (TSPs) and technology giants seeking private networks appear to have slowed the auctioning of 5G spectrum, causing the delay, according to a recent The Hindu Businessline report.  Continue reading “India 5G spectrum auction could be delayed again”

India’s first indigenous 5G testbed launched

At the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched India’s first indigenous 5G test bed. Talking at the event, he said that this is an important step toward self-reliance in critical and modern technology in the telecom sector. Continue reading “India’s first indigenous 5G testbed launched”

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”

Telecom minister: India 5G spectrum auction in June

The Indian government is expected to undertake a 5G spectrum auction in early June, according to telecom minister. The minister stated that the Department of Telecom is on track to meet its deadlines and that the process to alleviate industry concerns about spectrum pricing is underway. Continue reading “Telecom minister: India 5G spectrum auction in June”

TRAI reduces prices for some important 5G spectrums

TRAI is lowering the basic price of 3.3-3.67 Ghz bands by approximately 36% and lowering the rate of the highly sought-after 700 Mhz spectrum by 40% in order to encourage India’s mobile phone operators to bid aggressively for the upcoming 5G airwaves auction. Continue reading “TRAI reduces prices for some important 5G spectrums”

DoT requests TRAI to speed 5G spectrum pricing for quicker rollout in India

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sent a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to speed up the pricing of 5G spectrum, for which the auctions are expected to be held soon. The letter relays the wishes of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to have 5G networks deployed in India by August 15th, 2022.

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Vi demos 5G VoNR in 5G trials in Gujarat with Nokia

Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi) has announced that it has successfully demonstrated 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) with its technology partner, Nokia, during the ongoing 5G Trials in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Once deployed, the VoNR solution will enable Vi to offer its subscribers high-definition voice experience over 5G, as well as several advanced voice applications and use cases in the future, said the company. Continue reading “Vi demos 5G VoNR in 5G trials in Gujarat with Nokia”

India 5G spectrum auction in 2022, roll out within 2022-23; PLI scheme for 5G equipment manufacturing soon

After several delays, Indian government at the budget 2022-23 announced that 5G spectrum auctions will be conducted in 2022 and the 5G services will be rolled out by by private telecom providers within 2022- 23. Reliance Jio already announced that it is ready for deployment after the spectrum auction. Airtel and Vodafone Idea have also been conducting trials. Continue reading “India 5G spectrum auction in 2022, roll out within 2022-23; PLI scheme for 5G equipment manufacturing soon”

FAA works with AT&T and Verizon to deploy C-Band 5G service in USA

After cancelling nearly 1000+ flights over the deployment of Verizon and AT&T’s C-Band 5Gservice, the FAA has come to an agreement with the two mobile carriers to allow more aircraft to land in key airports in the USA and also deploy more towers around these airports.

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Verizon and AT&T to delay 5G roll out near some airports in the US after catastrophic disruption warning

In the latest development, Verizon and AT&T will limit their 5G service around some airports after the chief executives of America’s largest airlines warned of a “catastrophic disruption” from this week’s rollout. Continue reading “Verizon and AT&T to delay 5G roll out near some airports in the US after catastrophic disruption warning”

Airtel and TCS demo 5G-based remote robotic operations

Airtel and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today announced a partnership to test innovative use cases from TCS’ Neural Manufacturing solutions suite on Airtel’s ultra-fast and low latency 5G network. This comes after last month’s roll out of Airtel’s 5G for Business initiative to demonstrate a wide range of enterprise grade use cases using high-speed and low latency networks. Continue reading “Airtel and TCS demo 5G-based remote robotic operations”

India’s 5Gi to be merged with global 5G standards

China reportedly starting development of 6G technology

In the latest development, 5Gi, the made-in-India standard developed by Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), is set to be incorporated in the global 5G standard (3GPP). Continue reading “India’s 5Gi to be merged with global 5G standards”

Vi demonstrates 5G use cases for enterprises and consumers

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) today announced that it has demonstrated a
range of 5G-based technology solutions in Pune, Maharashtra and Gandhinagar, Gujarat as part of its ongoing 5G trials. Vi said that it has been conducting 5G trials and developed a wide range of use cases relevant for Enterprises and Consumers in India.  Continue reading “Vi demonstrates 5G use cases for enterprises and consumers”