Ministry of Communications

Rolling out of 5G Network

Posted On: 14 DEC 2022 5:02PM by PIB Delhi

Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have started providing 5G services in the country from 01.10.2022 onwards and as of 26.11.2022, 5G services have started in 50 towns distributed over 14 States/UTs. (Annexure)

As per the Notice Inviting Application (NIA) dated 15-06-2022 for 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).

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has notified the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2017 enabling Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE), which prescribes that any telegraph which is used or capable of being used with any telegraph established, maintained or worked under the licence granted by the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, shall have to undergo prior mandatory testing and certification in respect of parameters as determined by the telegraph authority from time to time.

Further, DoT has issued amendment in Telecom Licenses on 10.03.2021, wherein, all Licensees have been directed to connect only Trusted Products in their telecom networks with effect from 15.06.2021. The amendment has been issued to implement the provisions of National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector (NSDTS). It aims to establish a mechanism for sourcing of telecommunication equipment only from trusted sources to enhance the security of telecom networks and to address the national security concerns.

Annexure

State/UT-wise list of towns where 5G services have started as on 26.11.2022:

 

S. No.

State/UT

Town

1

Delhi

Delhi

2

Maharashtra

 

Mumbai

Nagpur

Pune

3

West Bengal

 

Kolkata

Siliguri

4

Uttar Pradesh

 

Varanasi

Lucknow

5

Tamilnadu

Chennai

6

Karnataka

Bangalore

7

Telengana

Hyderabad

8

Rajasthan

Jaipur

9

Haryana

Panipat

10

Assam

Guwahati

11

Kerala

Kochi

12

Bihar

Patna

13

Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam

14

Gujarat

 

Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar

Bhavnagar

Mehsana

Rajkot

Surat

Vadodara

Amreli

Botad

Junagadh

Porbandar

Veraval

Himatnagar

Modasa

Palanpur

Patan

Bhuj

Jamnagar

Khambhalia

Morvi

Wadhwan

AHWA

Bharuch

Navsari

Rajpipla

Valsad

Vyara

Anand

Chota Udaipur

Dohad

Godhra

Lunawada

Nadiad

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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