5G spectrum auction by year-end or early 2020: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:58 AM
Union-telecom-minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the 5G spectrum auction will be conducted this year-end or early-next-year. "The communications policy is already in place, and by the end of the year or the beginning of the next-year, we propose to go for auction of spectrum. We are very-sure that India's auction of spectrum will be done in fair and transparent-manner," he said at an event.
China launches 5G base station in Tibet-Qinghai region
Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:44 AM
China has opened its first 5G base station for the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region, a media report said. The service was opened last-week in city of Xining, Qinghai Province, according to Qinghai subsidiary of the telecom firm China Mobile. On Friday, 5G base station was launched in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in south China's Guangdong Province, making it the first 5G-covered airport in the country.
5G services likely to be rolled out by August 2019: DoT
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:20 AM
The Department of Telecommunications said it expects to complete processes for 5G spectrum auction by August 2019 and the services will be rolled out by 2020. TRAI has given a preliminary set of recommendations, which the working committee at the DoT is looking at, it added. Field trials for 5G services are currently going on, DoT further said.