Indian Telecom Gear Firms to Run 5G Trial for Railways
A group of Indian telecom gear makers have received a mandate from Indian Railways to set up a 5G-based mobile communication network on a trial basis between Palwal and
VoICE Director General R K Bhatnagar told PTI that the association members will use the premium 700 MHz spectrum band that is available with Indian Railways to deploy 5G technology.
VoICE members include companies such as Himachal Futuristic Communications, Telecommunications Consultants India, Signaltron, Lekha Wireless, Coral Telecom, Sparsh, Astrome, Dyotis, etc
The successful trial will help association members to scale up their businesses and benefit from Indian Railways Rs. 59,000 crore modernisation plan.
"Railways will share their existing infrastructure including spectrum. It is no cost to Railways," Bhatnagar said.
The pilot will cover various Railway communications like train control communication, emergency communication, gate phone
This is the first 5G pilot for a private enterprise network that will be conducted by Indian telecom gear makers.
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