DoT to Analyse Trai Report and Take Call on More 5G Spectrum Auction

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has stated that it will take the call on next auction of 5G spectrum identified by a high-level committee after analysing recommendations made by sector regulator Trai. “Trai has just made recommendations. We are looking in to it,” Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told PTI. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), a couple of days ago, recommended the auction of about 8,644 MHz of telecom frequencies at an estimated total base price of Rs 4.9 lakh crore, which also includes radio waves for 5G services.

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When asked if DoT will seek reference from the Trai on various bands identified by high level committee on 5G, she said: “We will analyse Trai recommendations first. Then see if there is a need and appetite for more spectrum in the industry after which a decision will be taken. It will be very premature to comment”.

The 5G committee of the telecom ministry has said about 6,000 Mhz of spectrum can be made available without delay for the next generation mobile service.

The panel has spotted spectrum for 5G service across 11 bands of which four bands premium 700 Mhz band, 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz), 24 Ghz and 28 Ghz band can be made immediately available for the service.

Out of the bands identified for 5G services, Trai has given its recommendation of 700 Mhz and 3.5 gigahertz band.

Besides, the panel has recommended that the government should identify spectrum for 5G services in 600 Mhz, 1.4 Ghz, 30 Ghz, 31 Ghz and 37 Ghz band while exploring the feasibility of 5G spectrum for the service in 500 Mhz and 3.7 Ghz bands.

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Thamilan daa
August 3, 2018 5:47 pm 5:47 PM
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AU(Airtel User)
August 3, 2018 2:03 pm 2:03 PM

Expect only big operators to get 4G 5G spectrum. Airtel will buy for sure, BSNL MTNL being government funded operators will get both spectrum at market price fair enough. Jio is the surprise here it will buy 700, 3500 for sure. May or may not get other bands.

Vodafone sold to idea.
Idea can’t buy new spectrum as they are poor operator, they are busy with closing there towers n offices.

Overall Big 3 Operators Airtel, Bsnl Jio should go for 5G spectrum as they buy this year then only it will be commercially ready by 2019-2020.

Priyansh Singh
August 3, 2018 10:40 pm 10:40 PM

Sorry to say this but that Poor Operator can buyout your Workplace. Now either you admit you work for Ambani/Mittal or you could be bought by Aditya Birla Group. *Just Kidding.*

Priyansh Singh
August 3, 2018 10:40 pm 10:40 PM

Sorry to say this but that Poor Operator can buyout your Workplace. Now either you admit you work for Ambani/Mittal or you could be buyed by Aditya Birla Group. *Just Kidding.*

Sachin
August 3, 2018 11:24 am 11:24 AM

TRAI and DOT are in so much hurry to sell spectrum…….as if they are selling potato’s and onions for 20 Rs/kg.

NIKHIL Mumbai-Pune
August 3, 2018 12:58 pm 12:58 PM

It is needed. Avoid is totally choked in last few months. They need more spectrum so that they can free up 3G and 2G effectively without harming their network. They need to strengthen VoLTE as well if they want to shut down 3G by the year end. For all this they need spectrum. So only 4G spectrum is needed. No need of 5G spectrum. 5G should come up by 2023-2024. By then everything will be stabilized and 4G only networks will be available from Pvt telcos.

Priyansh Singh
August 3, 2018 10:42 pm 10:42 PM

Current govt will not defer it until then because this time we will board the 5G bus along with all other nations come what may & that is a very Good move I suppose.

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