GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-62
62 . Shri Sanjay Seth
(a) whether Government has set up a high-level forum that will evaluate and approve roadmap and action plan to bring in the latest technology in the country to roll out 5G services;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with composition of the forum; and
(c) the steps taken by the Ministry to improve the existing 3G and 4G networks in the country and to increase the access of 3G and 4G services in various areas to have a better internet experience?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a) & (b) Yes Sir. The Government has constituted High Level Forum for 5G India 2020 on 22nd September 2017. The details of the composition of 5G forum is given in Annexure.
(c) In order to facilitate improvement and expansion of networks, including existing 3G and 4G networks in the country, the Government has, inter-alia, initiated a series of measures, like: –
(i) Making available sufficient spectrum for mobile services,
(ii) Allowing Spectrum sharing, trading and liberalization of administratively allocated spectrum as per the guidelines to facilitate efficient utilization,
(iii) Permitting sharing of active as well as passive infrastructure by the telecom service providers for achieving higher utilization of efficiency,
(iv) Facilitating use of Government estate for installation of mobile towers on multiple-sharing basis