5G has Reached 50 Towns in India Since Launch

The minister spoke about the policies that the Indian government has taken to ensure that the expansion of the telecom network takes place at a fast rate. He said that sufficient spectrum was made available to the telcos, the additional spectrum usage charge (SUC) of 0.5% for spectrum sharing.

Published by
Tanay Singh Thakur

5G

5G was launched in India on October 1, 2022. Since then, the 5G networks have reached over 50 towns in the country. Ashwini Vaishnaw, the telecom minister of India, said that no feedback/complaints have been reported by the Telecom Serivce Providers (TSPs) for any difficulties faced by 5G users wherever the 5G network is available. According to an ET Telecom report, answering a question about 5G tariffs, Vaishnaw said that the TSPs are currently offering 5G at no extra cost to the subscribers who own 5G smartphones

.

The minister spoke about the policies that the Indian government has taken to ensure that the expansion of the telecom network takes place at a fast rate. He said that sufficient spectrum was made available to the telcos, the additional spectrum usage charge (SUC) of 0.5% for spectrum sharing was removed, and the telcos are now allowed to share and trade spectrum, along with the infrastructure.

Talking specifically about the expansion of 5G in India, the minister said that the minimum rollout obligations have to be met by the telcos for a period of five years from the date of allocation of spectrum. Post that, it depends on the telcos how they want to expand their 5G network services.

To recall, the Indian government had bagged around Rs 1.50 lakh crore from the recently held spectrum auctions for 5G airwaves and sold 51,236.2 MHz spectrum to the telcos.

Tanay Singh Thakur

Tanay is someone with whom you can chill and talk about technology and life. A fitness enthusiast and cricketer, he loves to read and write.

Share
Published by
Tanay Singh Thakur

Recent Posts

Jio Launches 5G in Haridwar

Reliance Jio has just announced that it has launched 5G in Haridwar. The total number…

OnePlus Collabs with Hans Zimmer for the OnePlus Buds Pro 2

OnePlus has collaborated with the legendary music composer Hans Zimmer for the upcoming OnePlus Buds…

Aditya Birla Group has Promised Govt to Bring Investments for Vodafone Idea

The Aditya Birla Group has reportedly promised the Indian government that it would bring the…

Vodafone Idea Continues its 20 Month-Long Subscriber Losing Streak

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released its November 2022 report on the Telecom Subscription…

Vodafone Idea Users Face Network Down Issues

Vodafone Idea (Vi) users in India faced a network down issue on Friday (February 3,…

Revisiting Airtel Fiber Broadband Plans in Feb 2023

Airtel Xstream Fiber is one of the largest internet service providers (ISPs) in India. The…

Top Malayalam Criminal Thriller Movies to Stream on OTT

Crime thrillers are hailed as one of the most popular genres among moviegoers for various…

America Movil and Telxius to Build AMX3 Tikal Subsea Cable

America Movil and Telxius announced the deployment of a new ultrahigh capacity subsea cable to…

Vodafone Idea Gets Green Flag to Convert Interest Dues to Equity for Govt

Vodafone Idea (Vi), the third-largest telecom operator in the country, can finally go ahead with…