Misinformation on Private 5G Networks Not Beneficial For Digital India BIF

5G Networks

Broadband India Forum (BIF) by Telecom Secretary K. The debate on public and private 5G Networks intensified on Thursday after a letter was sent to Rajaraman, saying it is disappointing that some objections, misrepresentations and misinformation on this aspect are being heard and publicized in some quarters. Is.

The letter seen by IANS told the Telecom Secretary that it has been alleged in some recent reports that the decision on Captive Non-Public Networks (CNPN) by the government has been taken on the basis of some wrong international practices, especially in Germany.

According to the letter, “We submit that the basis of this objection is incorrect. The recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) have made recommendations to Germany, Finland, UK, France, Sweden, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Appropriately specified the international best practices of many countries including France, etc.”

In fact, the regulatory authority in Germany has stated that for many enterprises, the operation of a campus network is associated with introducing new, digital business processes.

The German regulator recently said, “The provision of numbers represents a significant contribution to the spread of digital technology.

It allows large industrial enterprises as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to make their own broadband spectrum assignments and Willing to operate private campus network with numbers.”

The BIF letter said that following the government’s decision to enable CNPNs, there have been suggestions from some quarters to impose various conditions on them.

According to the letter, “these conditions range from CNPN to customer verification norms, EMF compliance, non-interference with other networks, limited access to allotted areas, restrictions on third parties/vendors, etc.”

Since the CNPN has now been permitted by the government with due approval from the cabinet, the letter said, “It appears that an attempt is now being made to dilute the terms of reference by seeking to include difficult and irrelevant terms.” , which aims to make it impractical for CNPN.”

DoT has issued a notice inviting applications (NIA) for auction of spectrum in the bands 600, 700, 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2500, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz.

NIA Provides Clear Clarity on the Subject of Captive Non-Public Networks (CNPN)

“Section 2.4 of the NIA on CNPN has laid down the principle that CNPNs can be set up in any one of four possible ways, wherein CNPNs for non-telecom verticals can obtain spectrum directly from DoT and create their own can install.”

TRAI in its recommendations has also clearly stated the rationale for including direct allocation of spectrum to non-telecom verticals/enterprises for captive non-public networks.

BIF said the demand for equal opportunity between public and private 5G networks is being raised irrationally by some quarters.

The BIF stated that the age-old and time-tested concept of ‘level playing field’ may not be applicable in the case of CNPNs, as they have a number of distinctive characteristics that differentiate them from public networks, with which they are compared without any clear of reason or basis.”

As India prepares for long-delayed 5G spectrum next month, top industry stakeholders have locked horns on the issue of public and private 5G networks and whether the government should direct spectrum to enterprises to operate private captive 5G networks. should allow.

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