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DCC clears the 5G spectrum auctions as per Trai's recommendations

The Trai had recommended earlier that band between 27.5 GHz to 28.5 GHz should also be auctioned and given for mixed use to telecom operators as well as satellite operator

TRAI on Monday put its stamp on the latter by recommending that those setting up their own isolated private networks should be permitted through a pan-India licence and be given 5G spectrum
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The DCC has also stuck to its stand that private networks will not be permitted to get spectrum from the DoT to run their networks or lease spectrum from operators to run an independent network.

Surajeet Das GuptaAneesh hadnis New Delhi/Mumbai
The Digital Communication Commission (DCC) on Tuesday cleared the auction of 5G spectrum with a validity of 20 years, but decided not to auction part of the millimetre band between 27.5 GHz to 28.5 GHz for the time being.

Satellite operators had wanted that band for their exclusive broadband operations. 
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had recommended earlier that this band should also be auctioned and given for mixed use to telecom operators as well as satellite operators. However, in response to the back reference from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), it left the matter to the latter to decide

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First Published: May 18 2022 | 12:36 AM IST

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