India approved a 5G network trial without a Chinese OEM last month, and the Ministry of Telecom (DoT) has assigned the spectrum of the 5G trial to Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vi (Vodafone Idea), BSNL, and MTNL. While still awaiting commercial deployment of 5G in India, a new report reveals potential dates for 5G availability in India.
Potential dates for 5G deployment in India
According to a new report from Hindu business line Citing government officials who are familiar with this issue, the government May launch 5G commercially in India on August 15, 2022 – 75th anniversary of independence.
“5G networks will start around August next year and PM may officially start on August 15. The main surprise of the start is many Indians, whether hardware or software. It includes technology. As you know, India is so strong in software that many technologies will depend on local software companies. They will be the backbone. “ Sources told the Hindu business line.
The report states that major companies such as Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and Qualcomm are working on 5G hardware in India. When asked about the omission of Huawei and ZTE, officials said, “There are many other companies developing 5G technology for the world … many local players are also capable.”
Reporting from Economic Times According to a quote from a senior government official last month, 5G auctions are likely to be pushed in the first quarter of 2022, a new report from the business line claims that India will hold a 5G auction later this year. Well, it looks like India’s new 5G-enabled phones will soon be available for 5G services.