5G SERVICES. SPECTRUM AUCTIONS
India joins China, Russia, Japan to oppose use of 26 Ghz band for 5G
At the ongoing World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) 2019, China, Russia and Japan were in support of using alternative bands for 5G services with around 3000 Mhz of frequencies, while India is yet to decide on alternative bands having large chunk of airwaves to support the next generation telecom services, according to industry bodies.
Govt within its rights to hold spectrum auction, but older telcos unlikely to bid: COAI
COAI Director General Rajan Mathews said given the la...
Telcos object to DoT’s proposal that may raise 5G costs
COAI, which represents Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio Infocomm, has c...
5G spectrum needs to be affordable: Nunzio Mirtillo, Ericsson
"If I should be in the shoes of the customer, obviously spectrum needs to be affordable, otherwise it does not make sense. I can't say if they will go muted or not, but there is a limit to investment capabilities of the operators, which is obvious."
Telecom gear vendors, London trade group raise pitch in spectrum fight
They said the proposal of DoT, at the behest of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to slash the transmission capability of mobile base stations operating in the band, if accepted, will hurt India’s 5G ambitions. ISRO has said that if the transmission capability is not slashed, telecom signals will interfere with its satellites.
Trai suggests 5 Mhz of spectrum for railways
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) suggested that spectrum be allocated on administrative basis, and that charges be levied on formula basis as prescribed by DoT for royalty charges and licence fee for captive use.
Jio calls for lower 5G spectrum base price
Trai has priced the airwaves at around Rs 50,000 crore for 100 Mhz of pan India 5G spectrum, Rs492 crore per MHz of airwaves in the 3300-3600 Mhz band.
Jio, Airtel call on govt to cut 5G spectrum price
Telecom giants have urged the government to take steps to ensure spectrum is continuously available to the industry.
Banned from the US, Huawei bets it can find customers in India
Huawei continues to invest in India, working with the government to counter US allegations that its equipment could be used to help China’s government spy on countries. It has been blocked from selling its equipment in the US and some other markets.
Notices to telcos likely this month: AGR dues may rise 10%, delay spectrum sale
DoT updating figures to reflect tweaks to AGR definition after Supreme Court order.
ITU to debate telcos' usage of 5G band
ISRO has backed a proposal from the telecom department to slash transmission capability of mobile base stations operating in the 26 GHz spectrum band. ISRO wants zero interference from 5G mobile networks using the same airwaves in future.
Top panel to mull relief for telcos; Trai to consider floor pricing of tariffs
Service providers are already sitting on a cumulative debt of nearly Rs 8 lakh crore.
It is important to not only auction 5G but to make it affordable: Mathew Oommen, R-Jio
We need to quickly transition out of 2G to be successful in 5G, says Reliance Jio president.
Immediate payment of dues may cripple 5G bids by telcos: Fitch Ratings
If the telcos pay the dues immediately, they won't be financially flexible to bid for 5G auction.
ISRO spectrum demand may hit 5G rollout in India, say industry experts
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), under the United Nations, will hold a conference next month in Egypt to finalise use of 26 GHz band for 5G services.
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