DoT allocates spectrum to telcos for 5G trials

New Delhi, May 28

The Department of Telecom has allocated spectrum to telecom operators to start 5G trials in the country, sources said. “Telecom operators have been allocated spectrum in 700 Mhz band, 3.3-3.6 gigahertz (Ghz) band and 24.25-28.5 Ghz band across various locations,” a telecom company official said.

On May 4, DoT had approved applications from Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and MTNL for conducting 5G trials without using technologies from Chinese companies.

DoT had approved trials of 5G with Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT. Jio will conduct trials using its indigenous technology. — PTI

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