Prepare for 5G launch, says Telecom Minister as spectrum assignment letter gets issued | Tech News

Prepare for 5G launch, says Telecom Minister as spectrum assignment letter gets issued

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks telecom operators to prepare for 5G launch as the spectrum assignment letter gets issued.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 19 2022, 12:00 IST
Have 50000 to spend? Check out these phones- iPhone SE 3, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, and more
Lava Agni 5G
1/5 Apple iPhone SE 3: The newly launched Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen with 128GB storage is available with a price tag of Rs. 46,900 on Flipkart. The ecommerce platform is also offering several bank offers, freebies, and exchange offers on the phone. The iPhone SE 3 runs on A15 Bionic Chip and gets a 4.7 inch display, 12MP rear camera, 7MP front camera, among others. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
image caption
2/5 Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G: The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is available on Flipkart for Rs. 49,998. The ecommerce platform is offering several bank offers and freebie on the phone. However, there is no exchange offer. The phone gets a 6.4 inch display, 4500mAh battery, and more. (Amritanshu Mukherjee/HT Tech)
Lava Agni 5G
3/5 Realme GT Neo 3 (150W- Thor Limited Edition): Realme GT Neo 3 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 42,999 on Flipkart. The phone runs on Mediatek Dimensity 8100 processor, gets a 6.7 inch FHD+ display, triple rear camera setup, 16MP front camera, 4500mAh battery, and more. (Realme)
image caption
4/5 iQOO 9 5G: Available with a price tag of Rs. 41,990, the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of iQOO 9 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chipset. The phone gets a 6.56 inch display, is equipped with 4350mAh battery, and more. (Flipkart)
image caption
5/5 Realme GT 2 Pro: Currently priced at Rs. 49,999 on Flipkart, the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of Realme GT 2 Pro is being offered in three color options- Paper Green, Paper white, and Steel Black. The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen chipset, and gets a 6.7 inch display, triple rear camera setup, 5000mAh battery, among others. (Priya/HT Tech)
Lava Agni 5G
View all Images
The government has asked operators to prepare for 5G launch.

Prepare for 5G, says the Telecom Minister. A few weeks ago, the Government of India hosted the first spectrum auction for 5G in India. All three private sector network operators participated and acquired the rights to use the airwaves across various frequencies. Reliance Jio acquired the most frequencies, followed by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. The auction also saw Adani Group participate for buying a few airwaves for its personal use. Now, the government has directed the operators to get ready to launch 5G.

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has asked telecom service providers to get ready for the 5G launch after the spectrum allocation letters have been issued. The Department of Telecom (DoT) issued spectrum assignment letters on the same day the payment was made by bidders of radio waves.

"5G Update: Spectrum assignment letter issued. Requesting TSPs to prepare for 5G launch," Vaishnaw wrote on Twitter. The service providers include Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Adani Data Networks and Vodafone Idea, all of which participated in the recent auction.

 

Govt asks operators to prepare 5G for launch

Mukesh Ambani's Jio had acquired nearly half of all the airwaves, which were sold with a bid of 87,946.93 crores. Airtel had acquired 19,867.8 MHz spectrum by getting a pan-India footprint of 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands along with low and mid-band spectrum for 43,039.63 crores.

Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said, "In my over 30 years of first-hand experience with DoT, this is a first! Business as it should be. Leadership at work-Right at the top and at the helm of telecom. What a Change! Change that can transform this nation – power its dreams to be a developed nation," Mittal said.

"Airtel paid 8,312.4 crore towards spectrum dues and was provided the allocation letter for the designated frequency bands within hours. E band allocation was given along with spectrum as promised. No Fuss, No Follow Up, No running around the corridors and No tall claims. This is ease of doing business at work in its full glory," Mittal said.

Airtel is the only network operator that promised to launch 5G services this month. The 5G services are expected to be revealed in the top cities and metros initially, followed by a slow rollout across the country. With 5G, consumers can expect faster mobile data speeds and stronger network connectivity.

 

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 19 Aug, 12:00 IST
Tags:
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS