Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
Unstarred Question No. 504
To be answered on 06th February 2020
Current Status of 5G Technology
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:
(a)What is Government's strategy and roadmap for 5G allocation; and
(b)What is the current status of 5G technology in India?
Minister of State for Communications, Human Resource Development and
Electronics & Information Technology
(Shri Sanjay Dhotre)
(a)and (b) An inter-ministerial High Level Forum for 5G India 2020 was constituted in September 2017 to articulate the Vision for 5G in India and to recommend policy initiatives and action plans to realize this vision. The High Level Forum submitted its report titled as “Making India 5G Ready” in August 2018. Based on the report, the Government is creating an enabling framework for deployment of affordable and secure 5G services in India.
The radio spectrum and the telecom licenses awarded by the Government are technology neutral and can facilitate deployment of any network/services. The Government had sought the recommendations of TRAI on the auction of spectrum in various bands, which includes the newly allocated band from 3300 Mhz to 3600 Mhz. The recommendations received from TRAI has been accepted by the Digital communications commission.
The 5G services are expected to be introduced gradually and advance to a full range of services as ecosystem and demand for services grows.