Last month, India approved 5G network testing without the participation of Chinese OEMs, and the Department of Telecom (DoT) quickly awarded spectrum for 5G trials to Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vi (Vodafone Idea), BSNL, and MTNL. While we wait for the commercial launch of 5G in India, a new research provides insight into the country’s probable 5G availability date.
5G Rollout in India
The government is expected to commercially introduce 5G in India on August 15, 2022 — the 75th anniversary of Independence, according to a new claim from The Hindu Business Line quoting a government insider acquainted with the subject.
“The 5G network will be live in August of next year, and the PM could officially announce it on August 15,” he said. The biggest surprise of the event will be how much Indian technology – whether in hardware or software – will be there. As you are aware, India is a software powerhouse, and many innovations will rely on our indigenous software firms. They’ll be the backbone, according to individuals who spoke to The Hindu Business Line.
According to the report, major firms such as Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, and Qualcomm are developing 5G hardware in India. “There are many other businesses that are developing 5G technology for the world,” the official stated when asked about Huawei and ZTE’s exclusion. Many local players are capable as well.”
While a story published last month by The Economic Times quoting a senior government official stated that 5G auctions will be postponed until the first quarter of 2022, a fresh report by Business Line indicates that India would hold 5G auctions later this year. Yes, it appears that you will soon be able to utilize 5G services in India on your new 5G-enabled phones.