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5G rollout to be longer and costlier without 6GHz spectrum access: COAI

Industry body representing telcos argues that 6GHz is the last remaining mid-band spectrum range where city wide coverage can be provided with mobile networks

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Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
The Cellular Operators Association of India has asked the government for access to the lucrative 6GHz spectrum range, arguing that India's 5G rollout process will be more expensive and drawn out without it.

COAI, which represents the three private telecom service providers (TSPs), on Tuesday stressed that 6GHz is the last remaining mid-band spectrum range where city wide coverage can be provided with mobile networks.

It said the current range of spectrum provided to TSPs is not available for meeting the 5G requirements of the country. It added that licensed 6 GHz is ideal for commercial success and deployment of

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First Published: Feb 21 2023 | 5:43 PM IST

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