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Pricing to licensing policy: India and the 5G network conundrum

As of September 2021, 99 nations were said to have working commercial 5G networks

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But 5G isn’t all that new. It’s been rolling out globally for over two years

Devangshu Datta New Delhi
The new thing in telecommunications is 5G wireless networks. Compared to 4G, 5G is capable of delivering much faster data transfers, much lower latency, more network capacity, etc. Actually, 5G is a grab-bag of multiple technologies. It can be used to create private Wi-Fi networks, and small cells can be used to create fast “mini-networks”. The extra speed and ca­p­acity means massive improvements in str­eaming video services as well as the po­ssibility of entirely new services, involving virtual/ augmented reality, scaling up of IoT, machine-machine interactions, etc.

But 5G isn’t all that new. It’s been rolling out globally for over

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 6:04 AM IST

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