Wednesday, 07 December 2022

5G services to start by March 2023 in India

5G services to start by March 2023 in India

India will get 5G services ten times faster than 4G by March 2023, Ashwini Vaishnaw has said, a day after the cabinet cleared the auction for the 5G spectrum. With a validity of 20 years, a total of 72 GHz (gigahertz) spectrum is set to auction by July end.

The minister of railways, communications and electronics, and information technology told news agency ANI.

"Telecom is the primary source of digital usage and is very important to bring trusted solutions in the telecom market India has its store of 4G like radio, equipment and handset and similar goals are being eyed for the 5G technology,"

Vaishnaw is currently in Paris for the VivaTech 2022 event, an event for the startups.

He added.

"5G is ready in the lab. By the end of March 2023, 5G will also be ready to deploy in the field,"

On Wednesday, the government, in a statement, said that a proposal of the Department of Telecommunications to conduct a spectrum auction through which spectrum will be assigned to the successful bidders for providing 5G services to the public and enterprises was cleared by the union cabinet.

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It is further underlined.

"The Telecom Sector Reforms will profit the spectrum auction announced in September, 2021. The reforms includes zero SUC (Spectrum Usage Charges) on the spectrum acquired in the upcoming auction, providing a significant relief to the service providers in terms of the operating cost of telecom networks. Additional, the requirement of submitting a financial bank guarantee equivalent to one annual instalment has also been done away with,"

In a tweet, Vaishnaw defined it as

"the beginning of a new era for Indian telecom."

The government statement highlighted.

"The time is not far away when India is going to emerge as a leading country in the field of 5G technology and the upcoming 6G technology,"

In March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country would be ready to launch 6G services by the decade's end. He said the 5G technology:

"Will boost growth in every sector like agriculture, health, education, infrastructure, and logistics. This will also increase convenience and create many employment opportunities,"