Telecom companies, gear makers divided over India's 5G spectrum trials

Telecom gear makers as well as telecom companies are divided on the need to go in for elaborate 5G trial runs, especially as they have waited for nearly two years for the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to give them permission.   The DoT yesterday gave the green signal to gear makers Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-Dot to go in for 5G trial runs with telcos which include Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and BSNL. Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE have been kept out. “In June 2019 when Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Communications Minister, promised to give .....

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