Monday, 5 December, 2022
Topic5G services

Topic: 5G services

Telcos asked to halt 5G near airports over safety concerns, but experts say ‘don’t worry’

DoT says that 5G sites up to 2.1 km away from airports should be avoided at least till DGCA ensures tech upgrade. Experts, however, assert advanced tech is there to ensure safety.

Rushed out to buy a new 5G phone? With consumer use still far from reality, you could have waited

While telcos and service providers have been encouraging consumers to buy 5G phones, the rollout of the technology will prioritise enterprises over consumers.

5G could lead to a big jump in financial inclusion, but govt must take lead, say experts

While the discourse has only focussed on the incremental improvements that 5G will enable, concerns remain about how the older ecosystem will be able to keep up.

Apple, Samsung to upgrade phone software in India to ensure 5G rollout by December

PM Modi launched 5G services on 1 October amid much fanfare. On Wednesday, a meeting between the Ministry of Electronics and IT officials was dedicated to its quick adoption.

Modi govt to push Apple, Samsung for faster 5G software upgrades in phones

According to industry sources, iPhone models, including the latest iPhone 14, and many of Samsung's premier phones do not have software compatible for supporting 5G in India.

5G is coming to India next month. Should you upgrade?

Airtel and Vodafone networks will be using the existing 4G infrastructure in India to build their 5G network while Reliance will use a sophisticated standalone network.

Excited for 5G? You may have to wait a bit longer for the ‘real’ thing, says telcos body chief

S.P. Kochhar, director general of Cellular Operators Association of India, says it doesn’t ‘make sense’ to have standalone 5G at the start, and discusses challenges around rollout.

Of Agnipath & immunity to ‘bulldozer justice’, and making of a ‘misinformation superhighway’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Govt to auction 5G spectrum by July end, ‘to spur new waves of innovations’

The government will not charge an upfront amount for the airwaves, allowing the bidders to pay in 20 installments.

Street lamps & billboards for seamless 5G connectivity? What TRAI plans with pilot study

TRAI study launched in Gujarat aims to determine feasibility of mounting small cells on existing public infrastructure to ensure seamless 5G connectivity.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.