New Delhi: india is expected to join countries with 5Glike the US, Canada, the UK and many European Union nations.
Now 4G technology has been a major player in Mobile world in India.Well, 5G technology will be “rolled out not on a pan-India basis at the end of 2021.
The government also clarified that “the 5G technology will initially ride on the 4G technology”.
“The releases which are happening in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) are 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 like that. Release 15, which is generally taken, is expected to be adopted as 5G features,” the committee was told.
The core and radio access network will have equal distribution of 4G and 5G technology. “The core will be of 4G and the radio access network will be 5G.”
“The real strength of this technology is in social use applications, in the field of health, education, agriculture, disaster management, public safety, traffic management etc.”
The official further clarified that the 5G roll out plan is based on a study which the government has undertaken. “I am going by the logic that this will have to be preceded by auction of 5G. Right now, what we are going to have is auction for bands other than 3.3 to 3.6 but this band will also be auctioned somewhere in the next six months or so,” the Secretary said, adding that the spectrum will be available after this.
The approach to 5G Policy requirements in India was already finalised in the 5G High Level Forum (5GHLF) Report released by the DoT in August 2018, with minimal on-ground actions or implementation instructions having been issued so far.
The 5G trial applications were submitted by the TSPs in the month of January last year. However, till date, the guidelines for their trials have not been made clear and there is no date Set till now.