Brace For 10 Times Faster Internet As India Auctions 5G Spectrum Next Month

| Updated: 15 June, 2022 1:52 pm IST

NEW DELHI: You will soon have the access to 10 times faster Internet than the fourth generation or 4G telecom service speed. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to auction the 5G spectrum for a period of 20 years.

The Cabinet’s approval has paved way for the Department of Telecommunications to conduct a spectrum auction to the successful bidder for providing 5G services.

“The upcoming 5G services have the potential to create new age businesses, generate additional revenue for enterprises and provide employment arising from the deployment of innovative use-cases and technologies,” the government of India said.

The auction will start by the end of next month to allocate 72097.85 MHz of the spectrum which will be valid for a period of 20 years. Spectrum in various low (600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz), mid (3300 MHz) and high (26 GHz) frequency bands will be put to auction.

Telecom companies will utilise the mid and high-band spectrum to roll out 5G services capable of providing speed and capacities which would be about 10 times higher than what is possible through the current 4G services.

The 5G test bed setup in 8 top technology institutes of India is speeding up the launch of domestic 5G technology in India, the government said.

“The PLI (Production-Linked Incentives) scheme for mobile handsets, telecom equipment and the launch of the India Semiconductor Mission is expected to help build a strong ecosystem for the launch of 5G services in India,” it added, exuding confidence that India will soon emerge as a leading county in 5G and upcoming 6G technologies.

The Modi government has also decided to provisionally allot two carriers of 250 MHz each in E-band to meet the backhaul demand of spectrum, which is also necessary to roll out 5G services.

The Cabinet has also decided to double the number of traditional Microwave backhaul carriers in the existing frequency bands of 13, 15, 18 and 21 GHz bands.

It also approved a proposal to set up private captive networks to spur a new wave of innovations in Industry 4.0 applications such as machine-to-machine communications, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and other sectors.

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