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Trai to come up with recommendations to facilitate 5G rollout

The regulator is working towards improving telecom connectivity and ease of doing business.

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Mumbai: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will soon come up with recommendations to facilitate telecom connectivity and for easing out network rollout issues being faced by telecom companies, especially with regard to 5G.  

During a virtual event organised by Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA), Trai chairman PD Vaghela said that it will be difficult to get 5G coverage inside buildings as signals will be transmitted on high frequencies which cover very small distances.

"Holistic approach will be required to ensure availability of digital infrastructure in building complexes, that also in a non-discriminate manner. There is a huge problem in getting access to the buildings by the infrastructure providers, telecom service providers and other players. We have already prepared a consultation paper and very soon we will come out with a recommendation. This will require a change in by-laws and working with the states very closely," stated Vaghela.

Minister of state for telecom Devusinh Chauhan added that digital connectivity empowers people on the ground, and the government is committed to supporting telecom infrastructure companies in this context. "Realising the importance of connectivity, states will also give precedence to connectivity over revenues in the near future," he further said.

Telecom secretary K Rajaraman said that the recently announced telecom reforms are a step towards bringing the cost of operations of telecom services in the country further down.

The telecom department said that it is working towards resolving network rollout issues being faced by telecom companies, as well as enhancing the ease of doing business in the sector.

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