Will take Isro's NavIC live on 5G phones by 2025, handset makers tell govt

However, opinion is divided among them on the additional cost of enabling the indigenous navigation system being touted as an alternative to GPS

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ISRO pointed out that they expect the L1 band to be introduced in 2024-25

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Mobile device makers have assured the government that they will be able to implement NavIC, the country’s home-grown navigation system developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on new 5G mobile devices by January 1, 2025.

The Indian Cellular and Electronic Association (ICEA), which represents most of the leading global and local mobile brands operating in the country, gave this commitment at a recent meeting between top officials of the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY), the department of Telecommunication (DoT) and ISRO, as well as representatives of mobile devices and chip makers. 

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 2:29 PM IST

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