January 15th, 2022 5:40 PM 4 COMMENTS

5G in India – Are we ready?

By - Mr Verghese and Mr Warrier, Partners at JSA, Advocates & Solicitors India’s 5G journey has witnessed it all – from conspiracy theories that COVID-19 is a cover-up for the deployment of 5G to a bizarre instance of High Court proceedings being interrupted by an enthusiastic Bollywood fan. While more than 30% of the world’s nations have already implemented 5G commercially (South Korea being the first nation to do... Read More

January 13th, 2022 5:31 PM 1 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Upgrading Backbone Networks With Ciena to Prepare for 5G

Vodafone Idea (Vi) is upgrading or revamping its backbone network with Ciena by deploying industry-leading 5G coherent optical solutions. The telco’s new 300G/400G backbone network increases performance and scale in a cost and energy-efficient manner to help enterprises, content players, and consumers with embracing their digital experience across India. Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Vodafone Idea, said Vi customers/subscribers will be able to experience world-class highly available, scalable connectivity... Read More

January 12th, 2022 7:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Branching Out of 5G Satellite Bands Can Incur Huge Losses for India: SIA

India is all set for the auction and allocation of the 5G spectrum this year as the process has been initiated by the regulatory authority. The Satcom Industry Association (SIA-India) has said in a statement on Wednesday that the branching out of the satellite bands for the upcoming 5G auction is potentially going to cause a huge $184.6 billion loss to the country. SIA-India also stated that it will result... Read More

January 12th, 2022 4:13 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Safe to Co-Exist With Aviation in India: COAI

5G networks would require spectrum in high-frequency bands. There are concerns, not just in India, whether sub-6 GHz frequencies would be safe to be used for 5G services. On a similar note, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that the issue of spectrum interference raised by the Federation of Indian Pilots is uncorroborated. The industry body said that there is enough gap in the transmission of frequencies that... Read More

January 10th, 2022 8:16 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Prices Should be Kept Reasonable for Telecom Operators: IAFI

A non-profit telecom industry association, ITU-APT Foundation of India or IAFI in a statement has recommended that the prices of the 5G spectrum whether it is below 6 GHz band or millimetre-wave (mmWave) bands above 24 GHz, should be kept reasonable for telecom operators. It also recommended that the prices of the 5G spectrum for telecom operators should be lesser in comparison to other parts of the globe. The recommendation... Read More

January 10th, 2022 12:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Moto g71 With Snapdragon 695, Support for 13 5G Bands Launched in India

Motorola has just launched its new budget 5G smartphone namely Moto g71 in India. The highlight of the smartphone is that it supports thirteen 5G bands and an AMOLED FHD+ display for a very affordable price. The device comes with 3 carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO, and NFC support for giving enhanced connectivity to the consumers. Let’s take a look at the complete specifications and price of the smartphone in India.... Read More

January 10th, 2022 12:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Will Suggest How 5G Spectrum Will be Allocated in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will take the final call on how the 5G spectrum will be allocated to the relevant firms in India. With 5G, the role of private networks would enhance, and thus non-telecom firms will be very interested in getting their hands on the 5G spectrum. The telcos and non-telecom companies have a varied view on how the spectrum should be allocated for 5G networks.... Read More

January 8th, 2022 10:34 AM 0 COMMENTS

5G Buffer Zones Will be Created in 50 Airports

The United States (US) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), on Friday, disclosed a list of 50 US airports that will have buffer zones for 5G. For the unaware, 5G services using the C-band spectrum has been looked down upon by the FAA and other aviation bodies in the US because it poses problems for sensitive electronic equipment inside the aircraft, which can disrupt communication as well as visibility for the pilots.... Read More

January 7th, 2022 9:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

FAA Issues Fresh Warnings Regarding Pertaining Threats of 5G Wireless Services

In recent developments of the ongoing 5G wireless deployment issue, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued another warning on Thursday stating that the new 5G wireless service is still capable of disrupting flight services and that there were “big differences” between the protocols of US aviation and those that were deployed in France. Furthermore, FAA also went on to create a separate page for 5G and aviation safety... Read More

January 6th, 2022 8:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

RoW Rules Silent on Deployment of Small Cells in India: COAI DG, SP Kochhar

A report was launched on Paving the way for 5G readiness in India: A guide for effective policymaking on small cell deployment at a virtual webinar organised by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and GSMA today. Granting easy access to existing street furniture such as traffic lights, bus stops, street lamps, EB Power supply etc., is important to deploy 5G services in India, says SP Kochhar, DG, COAI.... Read More

January 5th, 2022 8:31 PM 2 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Pre-Booking Goes Live in India

Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S21 FE in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022. The smartphone was then also found to be listed on the India website. However, the price of the device wasn’t revealed. But now, Indian consumers can start pre-booking the device from the official website of the company or the Samsung Shop app. Let’s take a look at the pre-booking price that a consumer will have to... Read More

January 5th, 2022 5:49 PM 1 COMMENTS

DoT to Meet Relevant Authorities for Fast Tracking 5G Spectrum Auctions

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is soon going to meet relevant authorities, including the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The purpose of this meeting would be to sort out the final details on the 5G spectrum. All of the above-mentioned ministries and organisations hold some part of the airwaves that the telcos would... Read More

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