The 5G spectrum auction has been confirmed to start in India this year (probably in May), but the official date has not yet been obtained. To ensure that the date of this auction is sufficient soon, the Telecommunications Bureau (DoT) has asked TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) to speed up the spectrum pricing process. Details are here.
Indian Prime Minister wants 5G deployment by August 15
In a letter to TRAI, DoT is in the department Get the necessary recommendations for pricing 5G spectra Before March Allows you to start a spectrum auction as soon as possible. If it speeds up, it’s likely that the auction will take place in May, which has been rumored for some time.
The letter also talks about the wishes of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. First launch of 5G in India in August 2022Close to this year’s Independence Day.
The letter says:The PMO has requested DoT to work towards the first launch of 5G by August 15, 2022 and to consider the possibility of obtaining the required recommendations from TRAI by March 2022. Given this, TRAI is urgently required to resolve issues promptly and provide recommendations. “
In addition to this, the letter suggests that it may also be available. Additional spectra in the 800Mhz, 900Mhz, and 1800Mhz bands.. The 900 Mhz band can get an additional 34 Mhz spectrum (in addition to 65.2 Mhz), while the 1800 Mhz band can get a 10 Mhz spectrum. Nothing is said about the amount of extra spectrum at 800Mhz.
Remember, at this year’s Union Budget Session, the Government of India also Commercial 5G deployment is scheduled for 2022-2023.. This time the government seems to be serious, as evidenced by the steps taken to speed up the process. Details on this have not yet been determined. Therefore, we will inform you as soon as it is available. Please wait for a while for more information.