Reliance Industries’ arm seeks spectrum from DoT for 5G trial
21st Jul 2020

Reliance Industries’ (RIL) telecom arm -- Jio has sought spectrum in certain frequencies from the Department of Telecom (DoT) for holding trials of the latest 5G technology. The company's wholly-owned US-based subsidiary Radisys has already started selling some of the 5G solutions to foreign companies.

Reliance Jio on July 17, 2020 has requested for 800 megahertz of frequency in the 26 gigahertz (Ghz) and 24 Ghz band as well as 100 Mhz in 3.5 GHz band for running field trials in urban centres l ike Delhi and Mumbai. The company has sought spectrum frequencies between 26.5 - 29.5 Ghz and 24.25-27.5 Ghz band. The auction for these high frequency bands is expected to be held next year.

Reliance Industries is India’s largest private sector company. The company’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services.