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India lays out plans to drive telcos back to profit on the back of 5G

The practicalities of 5G are often a greater barrier than the new architectures and radios – the time to get approval for a trial, a site or a fiber connection, for instance. India is aiming to ease that situation and ensure that it does not get left behind in 5G deployment, as it was in previous generations. The government has announced plans to introduce new rules to allow authorities to grant immediate approval for 5G field trials and R&D projects, and operators are already hopeful that this will filter through to a simplified framework for approvals of commercial roll-outs, especially when it comes to sites and backhaul for dense city networks. The rules will help the Department of Telecom to accelerate…

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