New Delhi, August 6:
In a bid to improve communication and high-speed data network to meet the operational needs of field formations, the Indian Army plans to establish a 5G network along the borders.
The Indian Army has been making efforts to harness 5G to support operations in the tactical battlefield area, sources within the Defense establishment have told ANI.
“The high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity promised by 5G should be better suited to mission-critical communication for troops conducting operations at the forefront of the battlefield,” the news agency said quoting a source.
A joint service study was recently conducted on the implementation of 5G in the armed forces, PTI reported citing sources.
The study is complete and its recommendations are being considered by the three services — Army, Navy, Air Force, they noted.
On August 1, India’s biggest telecoms spectrum auction ever – 5G – received a record Rs 1.5 trillion in bids, with Mukesh Ambani’s Jio hogging almost half of all the airwaves sold with an offer of Rs 88,078 crore.
It should be noted that China has already started to establish the 5G network along the Real Control Line (LAC) for better communication.