5G Roll Out In India

5G Roll Out In India
5G Roll Out In India

New Delhi: By the end of this year, India is expected to join the select club of countries like the US, Canada, the UK and many European Union nations where 5G technology has already been launched.The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Communications Ministry, in a detailed note submitted to a parliamentary committee recently, held that “the specific time frame” for the rolling out of 5G technology in India is “by the end of 2021”.Currently, 4G technology has been a major inflexion in mobile technology with packet-switched data transmission and high-speed connectivity.The DoT Secretary’s note, accessed by IANS, told the committee that the 5G technology will be “rolled out not on a pan-India basis but in select areas first where the demand would justify the capex”.In simple words, the technology will be rolled out in those selected areas which will be able to justify the capital expenditure incurred by the entity concerned on the 5G spectrum.The government also clarified that “the 5G technology will initially ride on the 4G technology”.“It is not that one fine day 5G will come and replace all 4G. That is not so.