India to Push Apple, Samsung to Enable 5G Support on their Phones

India’s government is set to push handset makers including Apple and Samsung to expedite software upgrades on their phones.

Just days after kicking off the next-generation cellular network by the nation’s two leading telcos with all pomp and show.

Top bureaucrats from the country’s telecom and IT departments will jointly chair a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the software upgrade  requirements.

The primary agenda of the closed-door meeting is to push smartphone companies to prioritize software upgrades for all 5G phones in the country.

Global companies including Apple, Samsung, Vivo and Xiaomi and local manufacturers such as Lava and Micromax are invited to the meeting.

Telecom operators Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea have also been called.

After much anticipation, Reliance Jio and Airtel launched their 5G services in select cities earlier this month.

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is also not ready to roll out its 5G service in the country.