DoT To Meet Telecom Operators, Vendors To Set Roadmap For 5G Field Trials: Report

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  • DoT has asked telcos to give presentations on 5G preparedness and use cases
  • They will give presentations with their technology partners

As per a report by the Economic Times, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will hold a meeting with telecom operators and telecom equipment vendors on 20th February to discuss a road map for 5G field trials in the country. The government has already received applications from Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Bharat Sanchar Nigam in mid-January for 5G field trials.

5G preparedness and use cases

As per the report by ET, a person familiar with the matter said that DoT has asked telcos to give presentations on 5G preparedness and use cases. They will give presentations with their technology partners. The person added that Vodafone Idea and Airtel submitted their applications with Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and ZTE while Reliance Jio with Korea’s Samsung, which is also the sole gear vendor for its pan-India 4G network.

The report added that BSNL had submitted the application with ZTE only for trials. The telecom department will allocate the trial spectrum to its licensees, the telecom service providers.

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