The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made a big announcement regarding 5G. According to the department, in 2022, the services of the 5G network will be started in 13 cities of the country, which are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.
However, the DoT has not confirmed which telecom operator will be the first to commercially launch 5G. For your information, let us tell you that the country’s major telecom companies Jio (Jio), Airtel (Airtel) and Vodafone Idea (Vi) have been testing the 5G network in different states of the country for the last several months.
Work done with these eight agencies The Department of Telecommunications worked closely with eight agencies in the year 2018 for the 5G project. These include IIT Bombay, Delhi, Hyderabad, Madras, Kanpur including the Indian Institute of Science, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research and Center of Excellence in Wireless Technology. Now, this project is going to end on 31st December 2021 and its cost is Rs 224 crores.
Auction of the 5G spectrum may start from March Only after this the 5G network will be rolled out. But till now no information has been received about the price of the spectrum of the 5G network.
Let us tell you that in the last several years, a large number of 5G smartphones have been launched in the Indian market. The number of these devices has increased a lot in the market. Now smartphone companies have reduced the launch of handsets with 4G connectivity in the Indian market.