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The government has approved a 5G spectrum auction for 10x faster services, which will take place in July.

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The government has approved a 5G spectrum auction for 10x faster services, which will take place in July.

 “Through such pathbreaking policy initiatives, the government has been able to promote access to mobile banking, online education,” an official statement read. 

The federal cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the 5G spectrum auction, which will take place at the end of July. A total of 72 GHz (gigahertz) of spectrum will be auctioned, with a 20-year validity period. India is scheduled to launch 5G services shortly, which will be 10 times quicker than 4G, according to the government.

The auction will be held for spectrum in various Low (600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz), Mid (3300 MHz) and high (26 GHz) frequency bands. It is expected that the Mid and High band spectrum will be utilised by telecom service providers to roll out of 5G technology-based services capable of providing speed and capacities which would be about 10 times higher than what is possible through the current 4G services,” it underlined.

PM Modi stated earlier this year that India intends to offer 6G services by the end of the decade, and that a task force has begun to work in that direction.Modi asked regulators to collaborate for meeting the present and future challenges. “Today regulation is not limited to the boundaries of just one sector. Technology is interconnecting different sectors. That is why today everyone is experiencing the need for collaborative regulation. For this, it is necessary that all the regulators come together, develop common platforms and find solutions for better coordination,” he said.

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