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5G Rollout in India: 13 cities will get 5G services first; check list
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune will be the first to receive 5G services
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5G or fifth generation is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. It is believed to be around 10 times faster than its predecessor 4G
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STL launches comprehensive optical suite for India's 5G readiness
India is expected to have around 20 crore 5G subscribers by 2025, which requires state-of-the-art optical products that can make 5G deployment quick, easy and cost-effective
India's biggest spectrum auction begins; 5G airwaves worth Rs 4.3 lakh crore on offer
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship Adani Enterprises are in the race to bid for 5G spectrum.
Union Budget 2022: Spectrum auctions to be conducted in 2022 to facilitate roll-out of 5G services, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Sitharaman said the telecommunications sector in general and 5G, in particular, can enable growth and offer job opportunities
How 5G is crucial as a force multiplier in modernisation of India, $30 bn opportunity for IT firms
In India, aspiring towards high-technology defence manufacturing, EVs, semiconductors, advanced robotics, drones, 5G cannot wait. It could well find prominent mention in the Union Budget on 1 February
DoT's suggestion to give telcos 20 years for AGR payment to help resurrect financially stressed sector: COAI
The DoT has raised total demand of around Rs 53,000 core for AGR liability of VIL which included interest, penalty and interest on delay in payment of the amount
Budget 2020: Govt should revisit spectrum charges, other levies; offer amnesty schemes to telecom firms to enable 5G launch
Some incumbent players have begun reconsidering their future investment plans for 5G and national broadband, which are slated to form the fulcrum of the government’s ambitious Digital Communications Policy.
5G spectrum: Govt has no plans to reduce price; industry bodies, telecom operators seek revision in proposed base rates
A telecom player interested in buying spectrum for 5G service in 3300-3400 Mhz and 3425-3600 Mhz band will need to shell out at least Rs 9,840 crore as per TRAI's proposal.
5G technology provides opportunity for India industry to shine in global markets: Economic Survey
The government has plans to make India 5G ready by 2020 and conduct spectrum auction for providing radiowaves for 5G this year.
Govt's proposed base price for 5G spectrum is too high, will affect 5G adoption: COAI
The proposed auction price will be a "serious impediment" to the uptake of 5G in India, said Rajan Mathews,
Price of 5G spectrum in India 30-40% higher than global rates: Telecom industry body COAI
A day after the government announced its intention to hold spectrum auctions in the current year, industry body COAI said that the recommended base price of 5G radiowaves is nearly 30-40 percent higher than the rates in markets like South Korea and the US
Vodafone Idea not in favour of 5G spectrum auction before 2020, says CTO Vishant Vora
Vora said that the full integration of the two telecom networks - Idea Cellular and Vodafone India - post the mega-merger last year is "on track"
Vodafone teams up with IBM to offer cloud systems for business in 5G-play
Vodafone will pay $550 million to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement.
Selection committee estimates Rs 1,600 crore support for 5G from center
5G will require funding by the Government and a 'high-level Budget Committee' should be formed.
Government recommended to announce 5G spectrum policy by 31 December
AJ Paulraj, Chairperson of the panel said, 5G would be critical for various segments in the society.
TRAI is expected to finalise spectrum recommendations for 5G services within a quarter: Report
RS Sharma said TRAI will focus only on light touch regulation and has given government recommendation to further ease norms for doing business.
Telecom regulator Trai will share recommendations when asked by the government
Regulator Trai today said it will be "happy" to give its recommendations to the government on spectrum auctions, including timing and pricing aspects, as and when the matter is referred to it.