The government has said that it is working on a policy on usage of high-frequency spectrum bands to ensure India moves quickly towards 5G, the next-generation of telecom services.
“We were late in 3G and 4G, so we are keen that we should not be deprived of 5G. It has a wider application for the industry including Smart Cities and management of grids. So we are keen to be with the world,” Telecom Secretary J S Deepak told reporters in Barcelona.
“(The) policy for use of high-frequency of spectrum bands is something that is getting attention from the government. In the next three months, we will come out with a policy on use of high-frequency of spectrum, including 5G,” he added.
Deepak said the government has already issued draft guidelines for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and is looking into issues like international roaming with regard to 5G devices.