Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the government body which regulates the various telecom bodies functioning in the Indian subcontinent plans to announce quantum and pricing of the upcoming new spectrum bands. This also includes millimeter wavelength or that mmWave for 5G or fifth generation wireless technology which is going to be rolled out soon, in case the Indian government seeks TRAI for the views.
Ram Sewak Sharma, the current TRAI chairman while talking to the media stated that government can seek its views regarding recommendations for various new bands which also includes millimeter wavelength band. They have asked the telecom department to send them a reference as soon as they can.
The TRAI chief also added that currently, its authorities are in the view of opening up of various bands that are based on several new technologies.
Last year during August, TRAI had recommended that airwaves could be between the range of 3300 to 3600 Mhz for the applications that would come under 5G. Further, it also stated that the body had also been investigating other frequencies regarding 5G. It includes the mmWave spectrum in the US’s 39 GHz, 37 GHz, and 28 GHz. Various top US carriers such as Verizon and AT&T have announced its plans to launch 5G in the American country by late 2020. The US market will see mmWave that ranges from 30 GHz to 300 GHz.
The Indian government has already collaborated with the Stanford University professor and the US Engineer of Indian origin Mr. AJ Paulraj to establish a 5G forum of a higher level. To aid the rollout of 5G, Mr. Paul has already suggested various new bands.
TRAI has suggested different mmWave which will be used for 5G technology. It also stated that in addition, spectrums of 140 MHz should be allowed for backhaul storage. Currently, mmWaves are being leveraged to stream multimedia contents and high-end videos.