The 5G trials might start soon. Good news has arrived about the new age communication service, namely 5G. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has assigned 5G spectrum to the three main companies in the country, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. With the allocation of spectrum, the way was cleared for 5G trials in the country.
Allocation made for 6 months for 5G Trials
According to the PTI sources, DoT has allocated the spectrum in the bands of 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz to three telecommunications companies. The DoT Wireless Planning and Coordination Committee has allocated 100, 800 and 10, 5G airway units to these three telecom operators. These 5G test airways have been assigned for 6 months. Telecommunications companies will have to carry out tests in both urban and rural and semi-urban areas. With this step, 5G trials will not be limited to just cities. According to sources, no spectrum has been allocated for testing in Punjab, Haryana and the Union territory of Chandigarh.
Why it is important for Jio-Airtel
The 5G test spectrum allocation is quite important to Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. The reason for this is that both companies have a 5G-ready network. Despite the Corona epidemic, the use of data from both companies has increased dramatically. The spectrum allocation will help these two companies to implement 5G services as soon as possible.
13 requests have been approved
Earlier this month, a report said that the DoT approved 13 requests for the 5G trial. The DoT received a total of 16 requests for the test. However, DoT has kept Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei away from the 5G trial. The DoT has placed a variety of conditions on the approval of the test request. This includes the use of air waves for testing only. DoT has said that commercial use of these waves should not be used at all. If companies violate these conditions, they will face serious consequences.
Reliance Jio to launch 5G in the 2nd half of the year 2021
At the Indian Mobile Congress 2020, Reliance Industries (RIL) President Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Jio plans to launch 5G in the second half (July-December) of 2021. He further said that steps need to be taken to maintain digital leadership in the country, introduce 5G and make it cheaper and available everywhere. Jio is going to lead the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be a locally developed network, powered by hardware and technology components.
Reliance Jio has successfully tested 5G in the United States
Reliance Jio, in partnership with US technology firm Qualcomm, has successfully tested its 5G technology in the US. Currently, 5G customers from countries like the US, South Korea, Australia, Switzerland and Germany are getting 1Gbps internet speed installations around the world.
5G service is available in these countries
5G service was firstly introduced in the South Korea, China, and the United States. Although India is preparing to start testing 5G, this service has already started in 68 countries. It also includes many smaller countries like the Philippines, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Oman.
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