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New testing rules to hamper 5G roll-out, say telecom gear makers

Telecom companies say that operators prefer to use radios, base stations and other products which work seamlessly for both 4G and 5G networks

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5G | 5G in India | 5G spectrum

Surajeet Das Gupta  |  New Delhi 

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The Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA) believes that mandatory testing rules have lost their relevance and, hence, should not be imposed on telecom gear makers

makers and mobile operators are pushing for an exemption from the contentious mandatory testing and certification of all key network equipment as per the new rules that are slated to kick in from July 1. They have told the government that these requirements will lead to a serious disruption in the for building 4G and the upcoming networks and could jeopardise the latter’s launch expected to take place by the end of this year.

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First Published: Sat, May 07 2022. 06:10 IST
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