Telecom companies likely to ring in 5G services on Independence Day

Telcos are, of course, taking aggressive steps anyway, such as testing their 5G network capabilities through trial runs

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi

One key stumbling block of this plan is that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has just recently referred the issue of the base price (which telcos say is too high) of 5G spectrum back to Trai

The government is engaged in talks with telecom firms for a launch of commercial 5G services in some cities by Independence Day and has assured them that spectrum auction will take place in April-May, providing them a three to four-month window for the rollout.
A top executive of a leading telecom gear company said the deadline was feasible in some cases. “It can be achieved in some cities as it will take us 4-6 weeks to deploy a network, once the equipment or components have reached India. But to do so, we need commercial contracts with telcos to be finalised by January so we know what orders they are placing and in which circles or cities. We have to activate our supply chain, especially as there is a chip shortage,” he said.
The executive said that the final orders, which include specific quantities such as how many radios to take in which band, can be tweaked in April based on the spectrum won. Also, the deadline can be met if only

Also Read

PKL 2021: Full list of kabaddi players sold at Pro Kabaddi auction

I-Day LIVE: Delhi CM announces 'Deshbhakti Curriculum' for govt schools

PKL 2021 auction: Full list of players released by 12 kabaddi franchises

PKL 2021 auction timings, live telecast, streaming, team's available purse

PKL 2021 auction: Full list of players retained by 12 Kabaddi franchises

Amazon's letter is nothing but an afterthought, says Future group

Future Retail guilty of financial irregularities, says Amazon

Feel free to wear flip flops: Hinduja heir to bank staff

MG Motor India ties up with CleanMax, adopts wind-solar hybrid energy

Joyville sales bookings jump three-times to Rs 450 cr in April-September

First Published: Nov 26 2021 | 6:07 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers. Already a BS Premium subscriber?LOGIN NOW

Register to