BSNL to unveil 5G services in India together with global launch

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State-run telecom carrier Bharat Sanchar NigamLimited (BSNL) is expected to rollout ultra-high-speed fifth-generation or 5G services in tandem with the global launch, as per media reports.

BSNL is aggresively coordinating with multinational vendors such as Nokia, Coriant and ZTE on a 5G technology roadmap and aims to unveil enterprise as well as consumer services starting 2020. 

Speaking at the Mobile Device Summit 2018 organized by ‘The Mobile Association’, Anil Jain, the company’s Chief General Manager in charge of New Generation Networks said that BSNL is gearing to start its 5G services in sync with their global launch. He further added that the telco would make optimum of the opportunity of the 5G spectrum, whereas it could not adopt the 3G and 4G technologies, as per market requirements.

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The telecom group TMA, believes that to get the success of 5g technology with telcos it is an important precondition that before the commercial launch of 5G services, the availability of 5G-enabled smartphones is ensured.

BSNL and Japan’s technology group have signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) to collaborate on creating a 5G test bed in India.

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