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'Enough' spectrum to begin rolling out of 5G services in India, says Prasad

Spectrum available for 5G auction is - 3300 to 3400 MHz and 3425 to 3600 MHz

Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad

Megha Manchanda New Delhi
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said there was ‘enough’ spectrum available to start 5G services, putting to rest the claims by the industry that the airwaves were not sufficient for rolling out these next generation services. 

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Prasad said, “The value of unsold spectrum as on date according to valuation by the Trai in its recommendations on auction of spectrum in 700 MHz, 800MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz, 3300-3400 MHz, 3400-3600MHz bands dated 01.08.2018 is Rs 4.9 lakh crores.” 

Spectrum available for 5G auction is — 3300

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First Published: Nov 27 2019 | 10:31 PM IST

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