Thursday, 27 January 2022

India’s spectrum auction delays could leave them trailing in 5G

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 02 November 20

With the latest delays pushing the planned 4G spectrum auction into 2021, as well as exorbitant prices set for 5G spectrum, India may be slow to embrace the latest mobile technology

When it comes to spectrum auctions in India, 2020 has been an unforgiving year. The government initially had plans to auction off both 4G and 5G spectrum this year, but it now seems very likely they will not allocate spectrum in either band until 2021.   The country’s 4G auction hit its first stumbling block back in summer, when the onset of the coronavirus pandemic delayed the process until October. But this date also came and went, with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) arguing that various &ldquo…

When it comes to spectrum auctions in India, 2020 has been an unforgiving year. The government initially had plans to auction off both 4G and 5G spectrum this year, but it now seems very likely they will not allocate spectrum in either band until 2021.   The country’s 4G auction hit its first stumbling block back in summer, when the onset of the coronavirus pandemic delayed the process until October. But this date also came and went, with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) arguing that various &ldquo…

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