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    The much-awaited network trial for 5G services in India is expected to start in June for three months. A panel of the country’s Telecom Ministry has recommended that major telecommunication firms begin a test run of this spectrum from next month, a media report said on Wednesday.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — India's key telecom majors — Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, and Reliance Jio — have been asked for a 5G network trial, which could later be extended to a year if they need more time to ensure network stabilisation, news portal reported.

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    The spectrum auction comes up in October. The allocation will take place in 15 days.

    So far, three equipment vendors — Samsung, Nokia, and Ericsson — are expected to receive the 5G spectrum in the next 15 days. The network trial licenses will be issued in a few days.

    As of now, Jio is likely to partner with Samsung, Nokia with Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea with Ericsson for the trial, reported Indian daily Live Mint.

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    The Department of Telecom is yet to make any call on allowing the Chinese company Huawei to participate in the trial.

    It is expected that telecommunication companies will be in a better position to judge shortcomings and network requirements.


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