Private 5G networks: The next battle call

Synopsis: Should India enable the private 5G networks? A brief look at the issues involved. Introduction Private 5G networks, where the infrastructure is used exclusively by devices authorized by the end-use organization, such as those within factory premises, are becoming a growing business in the global telecom landscape. Last year, Germany issued 5G private licences to over 33 companies to run… Continue reading Private 5G networks: The next battle call

Indian Navy’s reluctance to vacate spectrum likely to delay 5G auction

Source: Business Standard What is the news? The Indian Navy has expressed reservations in vacating 100 MHz (from the 3300 MHz – 3400 MHz) band of the spectrum, proposed to be sold in the tender expected next year. This could delay the Centre’s plans to proceed with the 5G auctions in 2022. Why Indian Navy is not… Continue reading Indian Navy’s reluctance to vacate spectrum likely to delay 5G auction

China warns India of ‘reverse sanctions’ if Huawei is blocked

China has warned India not to stop its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country otherwise Indian firms operating in China may face trouble. This statement came after India has planned to establish 5G cellular network in the country but has not decided whether to open the trials to Huawei. The US administration has… Continue reading China warns India of ‘reverse sanctions’ if Huawei is blocked

By 2025, India to have 88 mn 5G connections

According to Global telecom industry body GSMA,India will have 920 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025 which will include 88 million 5G connections. 5G (5th Generation) is a version of mobile communications. It succeeds LTE mobile networks- 4G, 3G, and 2G (GSM). In telecommunication, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for wireless broadband communication for… Continue reading By 2025, India to have 88 mn 5G connections

Technology ban escalates U.S.-China tensions

The US President has signed an executive order barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk. The order has not named specific countries or companies.But Huawei is likely to be hit by the order amid concerns that its equipment could be used by Chinese intelligence services. The US… Continue reading Technology ban escalates U.S.-China tensions

BSNL starts work on 5G

The management of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has said that it has started work on 5G roll-out. The BSNL has however, not yet received approval for the 4G spectrum. BSNL is a state-owned telecommunications company. BSNL was incorporated in 2000. It took over the business of providing of telecom services and network management from… Continue reading BSNL starts work on 5G

South Korea launches 5G networks early to secure world first

South Korea has launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks. South Korean telecom operators SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus began their services on 4th April, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5. 5G (5th Generation) is a version of mobile communications. It succeeds LTE mobile networks- 4G, 3G, and 2G… Continue reading South Korea launches 5G networks early to secure world first