It’s the fifth-generation technology. It’s the Elon Muskian saviour of tech. It’s a buzzword. Telecom’s 5G is a curious hybrid of all this, a force that could unlock many future applications. Autonomous cars, internet of things (IoT), 3D videos, or even mission-critical applications like e-health and public safety. Faster, efficient broadband—more bits at lower cost—is the real promise if enough spectrum is available to go around the telcos. Commercial rollouts of 5G are planned only by early 2020, but spectrum allocation, auction, and now augmentation are on every country’s policy table.
5G to satellites: All your spectrum are belong to us
Telcos will fight satellite companies. The Dept of Space will fight the Dept of Telecom. There will be blood
The United States has taken the lead but many other countries are farming out C-band satellite spectrum for 5G use
India is just about finalising its 5G roadmap and 5G spectrum pricing guidelines
Since 5G needs more spectrum than all other Gs (2,3,4) combined, will India finally rationalise spectrum allocation and pricing?
More importantly, will Dept of Space give way to Dept of Telecom in matters all spectrum?