A delegation led by IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, who is on a tour to the United States of America, yesterday interacted with top leadership of major global corporations including Nokia, an official release said here today.
"India is getting future ready and has started serious work on identifying and formalising the standards for the rollout of 5G. The standards are likely to be ready by 2018," said D.P. De, Senior Deputy Director General of Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), at the 5G India 2017 Conference here.
New 5G networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and up to maybe 100 times faster than today's 4G networks, with the potential to connect at least 100 billion devices with download speeds that can reach 10 gigabits per second.
5G is expected to launch in developed countries by 2020 and by 2022, in India.
Indian telecom operators will start adopting 5G technology, which in present form can deliver up to 1000 mbps download speed, from this year, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen said today.
Under a new agreement, Nokia and Airtel will collaborate to drive the definition and development of these new services with a focus on taking the path to 5G network connectivity, Nokia said in a statement.
India, as a country, must leverage it as soon as possible so as to solve some of our developmental problems," Sharma told PTI on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress here.
Reed Hastings has been an outspoken critic of the temporary travel ban, which Trump hopes to revive in a revised form this week, and told The Associated Press today that some of his co-workers had gotten caught up in it.
"We were late in 3G and 4G, so we are keen that we should not be deprived of 5G. It has a wider application for the industry including smart cities and management of grids. So we are keen to be with the world," Telecom Secretary J S Deepak told reporters here.
The auction last year had seen a muted response on account of high spectrum cost.
Reliance Jio and Samsung are held a joint press conference at the Mobile World Conference (2017) in Barcelona today, announcing a partnership for 5G and LTE-Advance Pro services in India.
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is all set to sign a memorandum of understanding with Nokia in the areas of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).
Nokia and its rivals, Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei have struggled recently as demand for faster 4G mobile broadband equipment has peaked and the move to the next-generation 5G networks are still years away.
Researchers from Hiroshima University and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan have announced the development of a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second over a single channel using the 300-gigahertz band.
Department of Telecom has identified about 580 Mhz of spectrum across 700, 1800, 2100, 2300 Mhz and 5G airwaves that will be auctioned in 2017
Reliance Industries today said its telecom subsidiary Jio has garnered 72.4 million subscribers within four months of commencement of services but continues to face congestion issues as interconnect capacity provided by some large operators is "still way below requirement".
High-speed network 4G has become popular in China as the number of its users shot up to 734 million last year, a senior official has said.
The Finnish company set out its outlook on Tuesday at an investor meeting in Barcelona, where it warned markets for networks equipment next year would decline in Europe, Greater China and Latin America, while remaining flat in North America, Middle East Africa and Asia, outside China.
Remote-controlled drones can be used to create an accurate 3D model of an urban area and design wireless networks, an advance that may help set up 5G mobile connections in a cost effective manner.
High-speed 5G networks can theoretically transmit data 20 times faster than current 4G speed, with less than one tenth of the latency, or the time for a data request to receive a reply.
"Eta Devices will bolster Nokia's push to enhance base station energy efficiency, an increasingly important area for operators on the path to 4.9G and 5G," the company said in a statement.
The Finnish telecom equipment maker is already testing the fifth-generation networks with global telecom giants like US-based Verizon, Korean SK Telecom and Japan's NTT Docomo.
Chinese telecom firm Huawei today said it sees investment opportunities in India in the coming years and will continue to focus on research and development (R&D).
Speaking for the third straight year to an annual gathering of telecoms executives at the Mobile World Congress here, Zuckerberg sought to show his company could be a valuable, if truculent, ally to the wireless industry.
Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said the company plans to pick up investment in 5G technology in 2016 and that sales of 5G-ready equipment capable of future upgrades could begin as early as 2017.