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Nokia to roll out 5G network in 2nd half of 2022 if auction happens in time

Most operators across the world are, in fact, still rolling out established networks


Nokia, which supplies telecom equipment to all the four telcos in the country, is the largest player in the business in India

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia says that while a pan-India 5G networks will roll out between 2023 and 2025, a initial network in few areas could be available as early as the second half of 2022, if spectrum auctions take place as planned by June-July this year.
The telecom gear makers said that based on global research India would have 350-400 million 5G customers by 2025-26.  That is significant as it accounts for one third of the country’s current mobile subscriber base, and nearly half of the total broadband mobile subscribers, most of whom use 4G services.

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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