Although Indian authorities are hoping to launch 5G services in India this year, some telecom providers are fighting over private networks. They argue that any attempt to commit spectrum to exclusive private networks at falsified prices will distort the playing field. Now, the cabinet has finally approved the auction of India’s 5G spectrum, which is scheduled for the end of July. According Referencesthe bandwidth over 72 GHz is worth 5 billion rupees ($ 64.1 million) and the auction period is 20 years.
India’s Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw has confirmed that 5G commercial services will be available shortly after the successful auction of the spectrum. According to reports, the auction will take place around August or September this year. In addition, Vaishnaw claims that although the auction was in July, the auction process had already begun. Airtel, Jio and Vi are testing their 5G network across the country and will develop it.
The Indian government will auction the 72097.85 MHz band that is valid for 20 years before the end of July. These include 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz. In the first phase, the first 5G services in India will be launched in 13 major cities. These cities include Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mumbai, AI Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.
India to invest $ 30 billion in tech industry and chip supply chain
India will spend $ 30 billion to reshape its technology industry and build a chip supply chain. The country is doing this to ensure that it will not be “pirated” by foreign suppliers. The investment aims to increase local production of semiconductors, monitors, advanced chemicals, networking and telecommunications equipment, as well as batteries and electronics in India.
“India’s chip demand is growing at almost twice the global rate every year. By 2030, India’s semiconductor demand will reach $ 110 billion.
The US and the EU aim to bring some of the top chip production in the country. However, India is seeking to bring in more mature process chips. The chip includes these in Production technology 65nm to 28nm. These production processes are very relevant to ccontroller chips, connectivity chips, screen drivers and so on.