Monday, 15 August 2022

Indian 5G spectrum auction approved, will allow private network bidders

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 15 June 22

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will officially begin the auction process on July 26 and will allow enterprises to bid for spectrum, much to the operators’ chagrin

Indian operators have been waiting to be allocated 5G spectrum for a long time, with the necessary spectrum auction facing numerous delays over the past two years, from the onset of the coronavirus to clashes between telcos and regulators over pricing.  Now, it seems that the wait may finally be over, with the Indian Union Cabinet approving the terms of the auction and announcing it will begin on July 26.  The auction is set to make 72GHz of spectrum available in the 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz…

Indian operators have been waiting to be allocated 5G spectrum for a long time, with the necessary spectrum auction facing numerous delays over the past two years, from the onset of the coronavirus to clashes between telcos and regulators over pricing.  Now, it seems that the wait may finally be over, with the Indian Union Cabinet approving the terms of the auction and announcing it will begin on July 26.  The auction is set to make 72GHz of spectrum available in the 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz…

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