Recommendation on the 5G spectrum expected at the end of March or beginning of April: TRAI chairman

The telecoms regulator of India (TRAI) is expected to present its recommendations on 5G spectrum by the end of this month or early April, TRAI chairman PD Vaghela said March 16.

TRAI immediately started work on the site after receiving the reference in October last year, he said at an online lecture on “5G: A Next Generation Technology” delivered by the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) in Hyderabad was organized.

“Because there is a lot of work to be done. Many technical studies are required. It usually takes us about seven to eight months to make recommendations for spectrum auctions. But this time we’ve worked very hard and I’m sure we’ll be able to make the recommendation by March 31st, or maybe by the first or second week of April at the latest. But we will try to give it before March 31,” he said.

“After that, I think the government said they will auction it off as soon as possible,” he said. He expressed hope that it can be implemented in another four to five months after the auction and that the current 4G network can be used for the rollout of 5G.

He was asked when 5G services are expected to launch in the country.

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