As one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communication solutions, ZTE has invested heavily in 5G and has achieved a lot of results. A recent report claims that ZTE is ready to cooperate with telecom operators on 5G trials in India and are currently awaiting the distribution of the test spectrum. According to the report, ZTE is already preparing infrastructure and applications for 5G trials in India. Currently, it is waiting for the test spectrum allocated to operators. However, India has not yet begun to promote 5G, so its related spectrum will take a while to allocate.
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Bhakti Sagar Khandelwal, sales director of ZTE India, revealed that they understand that India will allocate 5G test spectrum to operators. After testing the spectrum allocation, they will cooperate with operators for 5G trials. After the trials are approved by the regulatory authorities, they will be prepared for infrastructure, applications, and so on.
Khandelwal also revealed that they are seeking approval from India for their 5G trials. They are also negotiating with the operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on 5G testing. In addition to the unallocated spectrum, India has not yet determined the technology that its 5G will adopt. It may use millimeter waves like the US, or it may be the sub-6GHz band, which is expected in the Indian industry chain. Nevertheless, Khandelwal revealed that ZTE’s technology is feasible for most of these frequency bands.