5G: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Why is China considering to set up ‘BRICS innovation base’ on 5G?

China intended to establish a BRICS innovation base for strengthening the cooperation among the five-member country bloc including India in technical sectors like 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and digital economy, industry, and information technology. Object points Consolidation of the cooperation among the members i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS). Promotion of sustainable economic ..

US provides military airwaves for 5G wireless networks

The US Defence Department has planned to free up a big chunk of its military airwaves so that high-speed internet services can be provided in the country. The move is aimed at giving a fillip to the 5G network infra in the country and also to develop the same at the earliest, ahead of China. ..

Britain bans Huawei from its 5G network

After a lot of pressure from the United States, Britain has finally taken the call that phased removal will be implemented for the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, from the 5G network of the country. This comes even after repeated warnings from China regarding the dire consequences. Background of the ban on Huawei In January 2020, ..

Realme launches India’s first 5G-enabled smartphone

The Chinese smart-phone manufacturer Realme recently introduced India’s first 5G-enabled smartphone, which is named as ‘Realme X50 Pro’. The flagship smartphone was also simultaneously launched in Spain. The phone can switch to 5G when is outside India via ‘Smart 5G’, as 5G is not completely available in India, yet. It can be still used in ..

DoT launches ‘5G Hackathon’

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Ministry of Communication has recently launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with government and industry stakeholders. The Hackathon aims to convert new ideas into feasible 5-G products and solutions in the country. All students, start-ups, SMEs, academic institutions and registered companies in India and even NRIs can participate in ..