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Digital solution providers looking to enter India's 5G spectrum play

Tata Communications has said ISPs should be allowed to participate in the 5G auction as they were eligible to bid for BWA (4G) spectrum in the 2010 auction

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An executive with a leading telco which is all set to bid for spectrum said it was aware that some enterprise solution companies would be thinking of bidding for 5G spectrum.

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Digital solution providers to enterprises are evaluating whether to bid for 5G spectrum, a move which could bring in more players to add to the only three mobile telecom providers in the game: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea.  

At least one of them, Tata Communications, has been a strong votary of allowing internet service providers (ISPs) – it has a licence - to be allowed to bid for 5G spectrum so that they can offer 5G broadband services to their enterprise customers and compete with telcos.

When asked if it was considering bidding for 5G spectrum, a Tata Communications

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 6:04 AM IST

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