India agrees with China, says 26GHz’army’ band should not be utilized for 5G
India is learnt to have sculpted to oppose usage of 26Ghz spectrum band for 5G operations, but industry bodies have voiced their reservations regarding the choice.
According to industry body Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), China is working to deploy 5G in 3.3-7.125 Ghz range. Signal transmitted in frequency bands provide coverage that is higher in comparison to this transmission at a higher frequency bands. This contributes to proportionate decrease in price of telecom network.
Industry body COAI has composed to telecom secretary Anshu Prakash saying that the proposition submitted by the Department of Telecom (DoT) to utilize low power of 7 decibel-watt for 5G base station will need 16 times more base stations to adequately provide coverage, thus producing the rates of support unaffordable for those.
The DoT has approved ISRO’s demand to use 26 GHz band, in which 5G ecosystem has been developed, largely. Consequently, the department has submitted this proposal for consideration
Telecommunication Union (ITU), which places worldwide standard for wireless services, for debate at WRC 2019.
Even the GSA in its communication to the DoT on November 10 stated that 188 member nations out of 192 are having liberal perspective using 26 GHz band for 5G providers and India, Russia, Japan and China are having a common and extremely restrictive position.
The GSA stated that no position has been taken by ISRO and at the lack of international resolution, satellite services will likely be hampered by interference from different nations. In a second communication to the DoT, the GSA said that with position it is clear that frequency band in the array of 40 GHz and 26 GHz band are not a priority to India.
‘With a strategy in WRC, India will never be about 5G map as there is possible for opening up till perpetuity due to extensive usages/future strategies of various government agencies in India,’ the GSA said. The telecom division has obtained recommendation of Trai for frequency group 3,300-3,600 Mhz group which could be used to get 5G services. After ISRO’s claim, the DoT is learnt to have already been left 175 Mhz of radiowaves for cellular services.