5G Services to Roll Out in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Many More Cities in India in 2022
5G telecom services are set to be roll out in select cities in India in 2022. The cities which are set to get the 5G telecom services in 2022 include Gurugram, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, and Gandhinagar.
Telecom service providers Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea, have establish 5G trials sites in these cities.
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Said :
5G is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks.
5G is design to connect many more types of devices than smartphones and offers far higher speed and capacity.
The government is also involve actively to facilitate the rollout of 5G services.
The Department of Telecom has rope in leading research institutions for the development and testing of 5G technology.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bengaluru, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER) and Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT) are involve in the research project call as ‘Indigenous 5G Test bed project’.
The Indigenous 5G Test bed project starts in 2018 and is set to be complete by 31st December, 2021.
The project has been funded by the Department of Telecom.
The department has spent Rs. 224 crore on this project.
Department of Telecom Said :
The indigenous 5G test bed, a visionary technology development project initiated in telecom space, will enable development, testing and proliferation of 5G technology system components, cross-sectoral use cases, besides setting up the foundation for the development of “6G Technology landscape” in the country.
Telecom Secretary K Rajaraman express hope that the 5G tet bed would be roll out in early January.
K Rajaraman said at India Mobile Congress on 9th December 2021 :
Test bed refers to creating a specific environment for testing the products or services.
It includes hardware, software, operating system, and network configuration.
As the testing is in the final stage, allocation of the spectrum would be critical in deciding the fate of the commercial launch of 5G in the country.
The Department of Telecom has allocate spectrum to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and MTNL for 5G trials. Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and Mavenir also engage in the trials.
The Department of Telecom (DoT) sent a reference to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), seeking recommendations for the auction of spectrum identified for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)/ 5G with regard to a reserve price, band plan, block size, the quantum of spectrum to be auction and conditions of auctions in 526-698 MHZ,700 MHZ, 800 MHZ, 900 MHZ, 1800 MHZ, 2100 MHZ, 2300 MHZ, 2500 MHZ, 3300-3670 MHZ, and 24.25-28.5 GHZ bands for 5G public as well as private 5G networks, for meeting the spectrum requirements of captive 5G applications of the industry (Industry 4.0).
DoT Said :
5G mainly works in 3 bands, low, mid, and high-frequency spectrum.
In the low band spectrum, the speed is limit to 100 Mbps.
The mid-band spectrum offers higher speeds compare to the low band but has limitations in terms of coverage area and penetration of signals.
Internet speed in the high-band spectrum goes up to 20 Gbps.
The highest internet speed in 4G has been record at 1 Gbps.
While 4G networks are mostly design for phones, 5G networks is design for much more flexible use, replacing the need for many special-purpose networks.
They can even function as many separate networks all at the same time.
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