5G rollout: Nokia, Ericsson in Jio contracts worth $3 billion

Reliance Jio, the country’s largest telecom service provider, on Monday awarded long-term contracts to global equipment makers Ericsson and Nokia to launch its standalone 5G network. Although the value of the contracts was not disclosed by the companies, industry estimates put the total value at around $3 billion, split evenly among the sellers. In August, Bharti Airtel awarded similar contracts with Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung to roll out its 5G network. The value is estimated to be the same. Going forward, Jio will likely award another contract to South Korea’s…

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Center Roundtable, State IT Officials Today for Electronics Manufacturing Synergy

To facilitate a better working relationship between the center and state governments, and to clarify the potential and opportunities of manufacturing plans related to government electronics, on Saturday the central government will hold a dialogue with the information technology ministers of state governments. The roundtable, called ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’ will take place during the 6th edition of Mobile India Conference 2022 in New Delhi where the center has invited state IT Ministers and IT Trustees to discuss the role of states and the union. Territories can…

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DGCA raises concern over 5G rollout, writes to telecom department

As India’s telecom operators prepare to launch 5G services, the country’s aviation safety regulator has written to the telecom department concerned about potential interference of the 5G C-Band spectrum with aircraft radio altimeters, The Indian Express has learned. A radio altimeter is an instrument that provides direct information about the altitude above the ground for various aircraft systems. The main concern of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stems from the fact that these altimeters as well as part of the 5G telecom services operate in the C band.…

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5G Coverage Accelerating Across Asia Pacific But Usage Gap Remains Large: GSMA

5G coverage is set to accelerate across the Asia Pacific region, but the usage gap will remain large according to a new report from the GSMA. It should be noted that broadband networks cover about 96 percent of the region’s population. However, only 44 percent of the population (1.23 billion users) use mobile internet services. According to the report, reasons for this discrepancy include a lack of digital skills, affordability, and online security concerns. “Addressing the usage gap and extending the benefits of the internet to more people in society…

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India will have 500 million 5G subscriptions by 2027: Ericsson

Ericsson expects 5G subscriptions in India to account for about 40 percent of mobile subscriptions at the end of 2027, reaching more than 500 million users. Although 5G services are yet to launch in the world’s second largest smartphone market, The Ericsson Mobility Report highlights the strong demand for data connectivity and digital services that makes hundreds of millions of people new subscribers to mobile broadband each year. Over 70 million 5G subscriptions were added during the first quarter of 2022 alone. And by 2027, about three-quarters of the world’s…

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5G is about to launch, Cabinet approves spectrum auction

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Taking the first step toward rolling out 5G services, the government invited bids for spectrum auctions from July 26 (changed from next month) after the Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved an auction proposal for more than 72,000 megahertz (MHz), or 72 gigahertz, From the airwaves with a validity of 20 years. Spectrum will be auctioned at frequencies 600MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz, 3300MHz and 26GHz. At the reserve price, the entire spectrum is valued at more than Rs 5 crore. “The medium and high-band spectrum is expected to…

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A panel of trustees prepares to pricing 5G spectrum this week

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Sources familiar with the development said that a empowered group of central government secretaries will meet again this week to discuss the issue of rising spectrum prices. The meeting may take place prior to the monthly meeting of the Digital Communications Commission, which is the supreme decision-making body in the Ministry of Communications. Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) is also holding meetings on various 5G spectrum issues including pricing and whether the spectrum can be offered as a package. All three players (Vi, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel) submitted…

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