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Govt must review private network guidelines: Broadband India Forum

Group says policy announcement gives no predictability to industry about 'way forward'

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Illustration: Binay Sinha

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Broadband India Forum (BIF) has sought a review of government guidelines on captive non-public networks, saying they hurt enterprises.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), late Monday evening, released guidelines for private networks. The guidelines followed the union cabinet’s decision to sell spectrum and subsequent notice for auction.

The government has allowed direct allotment of spectrum to enterprises for private networks but with a rider. It said that DoT would carry out demand studies and then seek the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s recommendations for direct assignment of spectrum.

The forum, which represents Amazon, Google, Intel and other companies, criticised

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First Published: Jun 29 2022 | 6:23 PM IST

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