5G in India: Govt Will Give 5G Spectrum for Trials to All Players, Says Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, December 30: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the government has decided to allot 5G spectrum for trials to all players, including the Chinese telecom player Huawei, which is facing US sanctions. "We have taken a decision to give 5G spectrum for trials to all players," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. 5G Apple iPhone is Qualcomm's Top Priority, says Qualcomm President. 5G Will Drive Edge Computing, IoT in India in 2020.

“Government has decide to give 5G spectrum for trials to all players and an in principle decision has been taken for this," Prasad said. 5G to Contribute USD 900 Billion to APAC Economy by 2034.

But mere approval for conducting trials does not translate into approval for a commercial rollout. All telecom service providers will be accorded to the Department of Telecommunications who can then choose to join vendors like Nokia, Huawei, Ericsson and Samsung, reported The Mint.

A meeting on all the vendors will be held by the DoT on Tuesday, said reports. The announcement is a huge boost for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. A ban on the company for trying out 5G would have meant a delay in 5G services by a couple of years in the Indian market, the company had said in a statement.

An in-principle decision has been taken in this regard, Prasad said at an event here. "5G is future, it is speed. We will encourage new innovation in 5G," he added. Sources said all operators and vendors, including Huawei, will be included in trials.