5G spectrum sale, network rollouts in Q2 next year: Ashwini Vaishnaw

5G spectrum sale, network rollouts in Q2 next year: Ashwini Vaishnaw
Communications and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Thursday said that by the second quarter of next year, the auction process of next generation or 5G airwaves and network rollouts would start once the sector regulator finalizes necessary parameters following the consultative process.
“5G development is progressing fast. In the coming months, trials and tests will commence. For 5G deployments, Trai has already issued a consultation process. Once the consultation process completes and parameters for auction are ready, then soon in the second quarter of the coming year, the auction and rollout will be started,” Vaishnaw Thursday said in a TV interview.
On Wednesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) kicked off a consultation process for setting up base price across 10 frequency bands for commercial launch of 5G services.
The watchdog sought views from stakeholders by December 28, and counter-comments by January 11, on issues including the reserve price, band plan, block size, quantum of spectrum and related conditions for upcoming airwaves sale.
The bureaucrat-turned-politician said that by launching fifth generation (5G) services, the network speed, data quality as well as download and upload speeds would be enhanced.
“The core to bringing indigenous 5G is to shun dependence on foreign companies, and the Prime Minister has a vision that we should develop our own 5G technology, and that it can be deployed worldwide,” Vaishnaw said.
Lately, India has developed its own standard, touted as 5Gi, which is being evaluated by the technical arm of the telecom department, Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), for commercial adoption.
Mumbai-based Vodafone Idea (Vi) said that the telco is keen to undertake trials using indigenous 5Gi technology once the compatible equipment is ready.
However, the telecom industry led by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has been opposing home-bred 5G standard, arguing its incompatibility with global standards, and unavailability of equipment and device ecosystem.
In October, the Delhi-based group said that efforts could be made to globally harmonize 5Gi standards by making it a part of internationally-accepted standards, adding that such a move would facilitate adoption by telecom carriers.
Vaishnaw also believes that with the recent reform measures taken by the government, the industry players would be able to invest in networks in order to improve quality of services.

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