A gaggle of Indian telecom tools makers has obtained a mandate from Indian Railways to arrange a 5G-based cell communications community on a trial foundation between Palwal and Mathura railway stations, an official mentioned on Thursday. senior official of the VoICE business physique.
Voice of Indian Communication Know-how Enterprises (VoICE) Managing Director RK Bhatnagar informed PTI that members of the affiliation will use the premium 700 MHz spectrum band out there with Indian Railways to deploy 5G expertise.
“Indian Railways requested VoICE to set up a 5G-based mobile communication network on the Palwal-Mathura sector (82 km) of Indian Railways in consortium mode on the 700 MHz band as a proof of concept. The implementation target is 9 to 12 months,” says Bhatnagar.
VoICE members embody firms similar to Himachal Futuristic Communications, Telecommunications Consultants India, Signaltron, Lekha Wi-fi, Coral Telecom, Sparsh, Astrome, Dyotis, and so on.
The profitable trial will assist affiliation members to develop their companies and profit from the Indian Railways Rs. 59,000 Crore Modernization Plan.
“The railways will share their existing infrastructure, including spectrum. It costs the railways nothing,” Bhatnagar mentioned.
The pilot will cowl numerous railway communications similar to prepare management communication, emergency communication, door telephone, communication between prepare controller/station grasp and conductor/guard, observe upkeep personnel , mission crucial push to speak, group mass notification.
Mission crucial providers similar to ground management, audio and video streaming, push to speak providers, particular precedence calls will even be lined.
That is the primary 5G pilot for a non-public enterprise community to be led by Indian telecom tools producers.
“Except for HFCL, most members of VoICE are small players. VoICE is trying to help Indian national telecom players to design similar projects for Indian Army, 5G Enterprise Private Networks,” mentioned Bhatnagar.