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5G trials in India may be delayed as Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea seek more time to submit proposals
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On December 31, DoT requested telecom operators to submit their proposal for conducting 5G trials and gave a deadline of 10 days (until January 10).

The high three telcos haven’t submitted their proposals but.

It is probably going that 5G trials in India will be delayed

Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea are reportedly looking for a deadline extension from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for submissions of their proposals for conducting 5G discipline trials. For reference, the deadline to submit the proposal was January 10, however the telcos haven’t provide you with their proposals. This may lead to a delay in 5G trials in India. 

On December 31, DoT requested telecom operators to submit their proposal for conducting 5G trials and gave a deadline of 10 days (until January 10). Since the deadline is sort of right here and the telcos haven’t submitted their proposals, it’s seemingly that 5G trials in India will be delayed. The high three telecom operators in the nation are trying to seek deadline extension from DoT. 

The info comes from an unidentified senior official who instructed ET that plenty of documentation and lots of particulars are but to be ascertained, which isn’t doable by January 10. As a end result, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) will write a proper letter to DoT this week looking for a deadline extension. However, the telcos and COAI haven’t but mounted the deadline they’re seeing from the DoT. 

Leading up to the announcement of the deadline, there was a debate if Chinese telecom gear makers like Huawei and ZTE ought to be allowed to take part in the 5G trials, however the authorities has now cleared Huawei and ZTE to participate in India’s 5G trials. That stated, Vodafone is probably going to decide Ericsson and Huawei as its companions to conduct 5G trials. On the opposite hand, Airtel is alleged to decide Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson to conduct the identical. Further, Reliance Jio is anticipated to carry ahead its main partnership with Samsung to take a look at 5G community in India.

5G trials in India are anticipated to happen in the primary half of 2020. 

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