The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is expected to provide the spectrum needed by telecom service providers for testing their 5G networks by September 2020.

According to industry sources, telecom operators will need six months of testing 5G devices and spectrum before auctions begin. Further, from the companies that had submitted applications in December 2019, DoT is reportedly considering allowing only Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung to participate in the 5G trials.

The testing was originally scheduled for March 2020, but got delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.