Indian Army plans to use 5g to improve frontline troop communication


By PTI IST (Released)

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The high bandwidth and low latency of 5G is better suited for mission-critical communication services for frontline troops.

The Indian Army plans to use 5G services to bolster frontline troop communications services that will be essential in a tactical battlefield area, sources within the defense establishment said on Saturday. The military was the lead service when a joint service study was recently conducted on 5G implementation in the armed forces, they said.

The study is complete and its recommendations are being considered by the three services – Army, Navy and Air Force, they noted. The Indian Army will harness 5G to support operations in tactical areas of the battlefield, they said.

5G’s high bandwidth and low latency are better suited for mission-critical communication services for frontline troops, they added. On August 1, India’s biggest telecom spectrum auction ever – 5G received a record Rs 1.5 trillion in bids, with Mukesh Ambani’s Jio hogging nearly half of all airwaves sold with an offer of Rs 88,078 crore.


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