Vodafone Idea successfully tests 5G in Pune to meet roll out norms – ET Telecom

Vodafone Idea successfully tests 5G in Pune to meet roll out norms – ET Telecom

New Delhi: Vodafone Idea has successfully tested 5G services across both 26 GHz mmWave and 3.3 GHz mid-bands at Ghole Road, Pune, in a bid to meet the minimum rollout obligations mandated by the Department of Telecommunications.

“Vodafone Idea 5G testing (MRO phase-1) in 26GHz and 3.3GHz at Ghole Road, Pune was successfully completed on 16 August 2023 by Maharashtra LSA Pune,” DoT Maharashtra tweeted Thursday.

Earlier, Vi CEO Akshaya Moondra during the company’s recent earnings call said the company will miss the minimum rollout obligations in 15 out of the 17 circles it acquired spectrum in during the July 2022 5G spectrum auction.

“Of the 17 circles we have acquired spectrum, for 2 circles we have already filed for compliance. In the remaining circles, as per the NIA (notice inviting applications) there are liquidated damages that are applicable which over a period of 26 weeks is of the order of Rs 12-13 crore,” Moondra explained.

Bharti Airtel Thursday announced it has completed MRO in all 22 circles for the 26 GHz band.

Reliance Jio has also completed MRO across all telecom circles, the company announced earlier on Monday.

Adani Data Networks is yet to meet the obligations.

The DoT, in its NIA, had laid down the roll out obligations for both the 26 GHz band and the mid-bands, which said that by the end of the first year or phase 1, a company has to commercially launch service anywhere in each of the three metros and at least in one city in each of the 22 telecom circles.
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“Vodafone Idea 5G testing (MRO phase-1) in 26GHz and 3.3GHz at Ghole Road, Pune was successfully completed on 16 August 2023 by Maharashtra LSA Pune,” DoT Maharashtra tweeted Thursday.

  • Updated On Aug 17, 2023 at 06:26 PM IST


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New Delhi: Vodafone Idea has successfully tested 5G services across both 26 GHz mmWave and 3.3 GHz mid-bands at Ghole Road, Pune, in a bid to meet the minimum rollout obligations mandated by the Department of Telecommunications.

“Vodafone Idea 5G testing (MRO phase-1) in 26GHz and 3.3GHz at Ghole Road, Pune was successfully completed on 16 August 2023 by Maharashtra LSA Pune,” DoT Maharashtra tweeted Thursday.

Earlier, Vi CEO Akshaya Moondra during the company’s recent earnings call said the company will miss the minimum rollout obligations in 15 out of the 17 circles it acquired spectrum in during the July 2022 5G spectrum auction.”Of the 17 circles we have acquired spectrum, for 2 circles we have already filed for compliance. In the remaining circles, as per the NIA (notice inviting applications) there are liquidated damages that are applicable which over a period of 26 weeks is of the order of Rs 12-13 crore,” Moondra explained.Bharti Airtel Thursday announced it has completed MRO in all 22 circles for the 26 GHz band.

Reliance Jio has also completed MRO across all telecom circles, the company announced earlier on Monday.

Adani Data Networks is yet to meet the obligations.

The DoT, in its NIA, had laid down the roll out obligations for both the 26 GHz band and the mid-bands, which said that by the end of the first year or phase 1, a company has to commercially launch service anywhere in each of the three metros and at least in one city in each of the 22 telecom circles.

  • Published On Aug 17, 2023 at 06:26 PM IST

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