India publishes 5G whitepaper

India publishes 5G whitepaper

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a white paper on 'Enabling 5G in India'. The TRAI notes that, globally, full scale deployment of 5G networks is expected to start by late 2019 or early 2020 and that pilots for these have already commenced.

The India's 5G High Level Forum envisages 5G to be deployed in India by 2020, along with the rest of the world. TRAI has released its white paper In order to create an enabling environment for the timely rollout of 5G in India. This document: highlights the specifications of the 5G technology; discusses the potential use cases and architecture of 5G networks; considers those areas that will require investment for 5G deployment; covers the spectrum requirements for 5G networks; and tries to identify regulatory challenges that need to be addressed for the deployment of 5G in India.

The purpose of the white paper is to identify the probable challenges, including regulatory ones, in the deployment of 5G Networks in India and to initiate a discussion with all stakeholders for finding implementable solutions.

The white paper ‘Enabling 5G m India' is available on website:


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