Railways gives telecom equipment manufacturers contract for 5G test 

According to a senior official of the trade organization VoICE, Indian Railways has permitted a group of telecom equipment manufacturers to test a 5G mobile communication network between the Palwal and Mathura stations.

R K Bhatnagar, the director general of the Voice of Indian Communication Technology Enterprises (VoICE), told PTI that the association’s members would implement 5G technology using the exclusive 700 megahertz frequency band that is shared by Indian Railways.

Members of the VoICE include organizations like Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd., Telecommunications Consultants India, Signaltron, Lekha Wireless, Coral Telecom, Sparsh, Astrodome, Dyotis, etc.

The association’s members will be able to grow their businesses and take advantage of the Indian Railways’ Rs 59,000 crore modernization plan thanks to the successful experiment.

The trial will encompass a variety of rail communications, including mission-critical push-to-talk, group cast mass notification, emergency communication, gate phone, and contact between drivers and guards, track maintenance employees, train controllers, station masters, and drivers.

Essential mission services, such as floor control, audio, and video broadcasting, and push-to-talk capabilities. Also covered are special priority calls.

Indian telecom equipment manufacturers are leading the first 5G experiment for a private enterprise network.