The government has established a road map to make 5G services available in different parts of the country through rollout obligations, quoting a press release by the Ministry of Communications ANI reported.
Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have started providing 5G services in the country from 1 October 2022, said a press release by the Ministry of Communications on Wednesday.
As of 31 January 2023, 5G services have been started in 238 cities distributed across all licensed service areas, added the statement.
As per the Notice Inviting Application (NIA) dated 15 June 2022, for the auction of spectrum and the license conditions, the rollout obligations are required to be met over a period of five years, in a phased manner, from the date of allocation of spectrum.
Further expansion of mobile networks beyond the mandatory rollout obligations depends on the techno-commercial consideration of the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. (ANI)