The battle being fought in India is the same as in other countries where regulators and the government are accepting two varying models. Illustration by Binay Sinha
Global tech companies are again bracing for a battle with Indian telecom companies, and this time it is over delicensing of the valuable 6-GHz band (5925-7125 MHz).
This comes close on the heels of telcos losing out to tech companies, after the Union Cabinet gave clearance for private captive networks.
The department of telecommunications (DoT) has already started consultations with stakeholders on the road map for the 6GHz spectrum and whether it needs to be delicesned. Global tech companies such as Google, Meta, Qualcomm, and Cisco (represented by the Broadband India Forum or BIF), are demanding delicensing of the entire 1,200 MHz of spectrum in this band.
First Published: Jun 18 2022 | 06:15 AM IST