No magic wand: Wider 5G roll-out in top 10 cities to take 6-8 months

The top 10 cities will have some - not total - coverage by then

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The amount of coverage will differ depending on the telecom company’s strategy: whether to concentrate on a few cities and go for more coverage or whether to offer it to more cities with less coverage.

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Don’t expect 5G to happen overnight. Telecom gear makers say will take six to eight months for the top 10 cities to have some reasonable coverage of 5G network services.

The amount of coverage will differ depending on the telecom company’s strategy: whether to concentrate on a few cities and go for more coverage or whether to offer it to more cities with less coverage. At an average, coverage could vary from a fourth of a city to half.

Explaining the logic behind the timeline after discussions with telcos, a senior telecom gear major executive said the estimated target is to give

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First Published: Aug 20 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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