The list of telecom gear makers approved for trials include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, C-DOT and Reliance Jio's indigenously developed technologies. This means that Chinese gear makers will not be part of the 5G trials.
Jio's 5G will be powered by the indigenously-developed network, hardware and technology components.
The integration of the two brands is a culmination of the largest telecom integration in the world.
The apex court said telecos should pay 10 per cent of the AGR-related dues by March 31, 2021.
The bench observed that if spectrum license is cancelled, it needs to be surrendered to the DoT and later auctioned for higher realization.
The company's wholly-owned US-based subsidiary Radisys has already started selling some of the 5G solutions to foreign companies.
The development comes at a time when Indian and Chinese armies are engaged in a stand-off in the borders.
India's 10-week lockdown has also led to a surge in demand for data, boosting Jio's phone and broadband offerings.
Onmanorama compiles a list of essential and other services available in the state to see you through the lockdown.
The minister took stock of performance of essential services under the Department of Telecom and Department of Post, with heads of circles from all states through a video-conference on Monday.