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A slow but steady start for 5G

It's now time for DoT to rationalise the steep reserve price fixed for 5G spectrum to bring India closer to Bharat in due course

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5G spectrum | 5G in India | DoT

Nivedita Mookerji 



Nivedita Mookerji

With the government granting permission for 5G trials over a period of six months, the bruised telecom sector is certain that the next round of spectrum auction won’t be held anytime before 2022. Telcos had maintained that an early auction would drain the industry even further, and the latest signal from the government would mean a cushion of several months. Therefore, a relief for at least some players, as auction would involve big bucks in search of game-changer applications and services.

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First Published: Wed, May 05 2021. 21:54 IST

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