Bharti Airtel, MTNL, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone have all received approval to commence 5G trials as the nation continues to prepare its rollout of commercial 5G networks.
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The Singaporean-owned telco aggregated spectrum in the 3500Mhz and mmWave bands on top of existing 4G spectrum band layers to achieve a 'new 5G record'.
After performing 5G testing of the low band spectrum since November last year.
With the rollout, Samsung becomes the first new radio network vendor to deploy a commercial network in New Zealand in over a decade.
The test was conducted in Samsung's 5G lab based in South Korea.
Macquarie Telecom says Optus is 'enabling partnership in Australia’s 5G development while others are actively inhibiting it'.
Generally, 28GHz signals have low diffraction, which means it is difficult for them to be available indoors, the company explained.
The delay in contractual negotiations could set Ericsson back SEK 1.5 billion per quarter from 2021 onwards.
Rollout planned despite India not yet choosing a date for its 5G spectrum auction.
The decision comes a few weeks ahead of the country's 5G auction.