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5G is the next future and India is planning to set it up. After the US and Europe, India may soon install 5G services via spectrum.
The government on 1 May had released the draft National Telecom Policy 2018 aiming to attract investment of $100 billion in the Digital Communications sector.
According to the data shared by Sinha, average outgoing call rate in June 2016 was 49 per minute which reduced to 19 paise per minute in December 2017.
Government has approved financial grant for a project to set up indigenous 5G test bed by Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science.
The Minister, who was also among the front-runners for the CM post after the BJP's massive victory in the 2017 assembly polls, said such "divisive forces" can only be defeated through development.
Telecom minister Manoj Sinha said the new telecom policy will be brought in the next session of Parliament after getting a nod from the Cabinet.
Union Minister Manoj Sinha today said the new telecom policy is almost ready and will be brought in the next session of Parliament after a Cabinet nod.
Sinha termed 5G "one of the most important, emerging" areas and said the country has taken steps to set up a test bed for this technology.
Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi of Gitanjali Group have been accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank of Rs 12,700 crore.
DoT today unveiled a strategic plan for bringing together state-owned companies and organisations in the sector for promoting greater operational synergy among them.
BSNL has requested for allocation of 5MHz in 800 MHz spectrum band which is used for 4G services at present.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha said IPPB has launched 2 pilot branches on January 30, 2017 at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Ranchi (Jharkhand) in 2016-17.
Unfazed by the acquittal of all accused in the 2G allocation case, the government today asserted that the process used by the previous UPA regime to allocate lucrative spectrum was "faulty".
2G allotment was faulty, corrupt; investigating agency will decide further step: Communications Minister Manoj Sinha
Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the next course of action on the 2G issue would be decided by the investigating agencies.
Fate of the 122 telecom licences of eight operators that were cancelled in 2012 will be decided based on the investigative agencies' take on acquittal of all the accused in the 2G spectrum case.