BSNL 5G And IoT Services To Be Launched In Collaboration With Softbank and NTT

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Apparently, India is going to play a pivotal role in the development of 5G Technology in the technology space and with the waves that have already hit the country, it seems unstoppable! What’s more interesting is the role of BSNL 5G which looks much promising in the wake of the latest developments.

In consonance with the latest revelations, India’s largest telecom firm BSNL has sealed the deal with Japan’s Softbank and NTT Communications in order to launch BSNL 5G, followed by the development of the Internet of Things in India. 

“We have signed an agreement with Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and IoT products and services in India. Under the agreement, we will look at solution especially for the smart cities,” BSNL chairman and MD, Anupam Shrivastava.

According to Mr Shrivastava, with incumbents still all wound up in efforts to make 4G services properly monetized, leading telecom players are on a watch out for this specific launch.

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BSNL 5G: Unleashing a Mega Telecom Disruption

To all appearances, this state-run firm is in no way waiting for any forever and a day frame! Given the records, even 3G was rolled out following a wait for whole seven years lot after being available in foreign space. Adding up to the woes, 4G services were launched after four year’s lag. However, seemingly in a haste, Shrivastava mandates that BSNL 5G will be rolled out as soon as the ITU gives a green signal, most probably by 2020.

5G deemed as a reliable source of communication between not only humans, but humans and machines are thoroughly been rhapsodized, that too since the inception of the very word.

Additionally, with 5G facilities, major disruption can be ushered in, in the IoT space! According to reports, Indian IoT specialist Unlimit, a part of Reliance group has joined hands with BSNL a few days ago and thus been claiming that existing technologies will see a new red-caped hero of sorts – A new service for better connectivity!

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) puts forth an open table discussion, auctioning about 8,644 MHz of telecom frequencies at an estimate of Rs 4.9 lakh crore. However, there’s no metaphorical stamp of approval granted by the Government regarding the allocation of 5G service spectrum.

If this plan happens to be right on track, then voice communication and ultra-high speed Internet connectivity can be enabled.

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In order to mark the rudimentary phase alone, BSNL sealed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SoftBank for cooperation in endorsing 5G technology and Internet of Things (IoT). The yet to come technology may also usher in the brighter side of Modi Government’s initiative “Digital India” which, as of now, resides in shadows given the unavailability of connectivity. This technology needs a seal of approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) as well as the Department of Telecommunications(DoT).

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This drafted plan has also undergone some rough patches wherein the allowance of certain players in 5G technology remains a topic of debate!

Companies have come up with preliminary use cases. We are going to set up core group which will sit with them and look at what are the use cases that make sense to us. – Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

According to reports, India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has shut out Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp from allowing them to collaborate with other companies for the upcoming technology trials. This comes in light after US and Australia banned them citing security reasons.

Fast-tracking the digital transformation phase has never been over and done in a blink, and in contrary is a long-winded process. Now with question marks hanging around the 5G spectrum allowances, the 5G altercations are surely going to anchor its stay for a while!

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