NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecom (DoT) on Wednesday allotted spectrum for 5G field trials to state-owned telecom company Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). MTNL’s telecom partner is C-DoT, with whom MTNL will trial 5G service. Information about this has been given from official sources. Let us know that Reliance Jio and Airtel have started the trial of 5G service in the country. In such a situation, the government company MTNL is also not in the mood to lag behind in this matter.
MTNL will conduct trial runs in these areas
Private telecom companies like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VI) were allotted spectrum for the trial of 5G service in May this year. All these telecom companies will trial 5G service in different areas across the country. Spectrum has been allotted to MTNL by DoT for 5G trial in Delhi. Government telecom company MTNL will complete the 5G trial in Najafgarh area of Delhi.
5G service will get this top speed
According to DoT, it is estimated that 5G technology will achieve 10 times faster downloading speed than 4G. Its spectrum efficiency will be three times more. The 5G trial is to be completed in the next 6 months. Apart from this, telecom companies have been given two months by DoT for the setup and procurement of equipment for 5G service.
Jio and Airtel started trial run
Bharti Airtel has started the trial of its 5G service in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. At the same time, Jio will conduct 5G trials in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and Hyderabad. However, BSNL has not yet applied for 5G trial.
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