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Decoding TRAI's spectrum recommendations

The government wants to sell 5G spectrum in the next auction to keep India in sync with 5G roll-outs across the world. But an immature ecosystem, combined with the financial stress in the industry, may force telecom companies to steer clear.
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Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communication, addresses the media on the issue of 5G roll-out by 2020 at New Delhi in September 2017 in , India. Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Getty Images
Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communication, addresses the media on the issue of 5G roll-out by 2020 at New Delhi in September 2017 in , India. Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times/Getty Images
Earlier this month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations for the next spectrum auction across various bands, including the spectrum identified for the next-generation 5G networks. Though there are ongoing discussions in terms of when the next spectrum auction should take place, we decided to go deeper into what this spectrum auction will mean to the
lineThe government needs to understand that there is not much enthusiasm in the industry for this auction, and it should not keep high hopes from bidders considering the mess they are already in. However, at the same time, telcos must have a clear roadmap for their evolution to 5G, because, as we said earlier, the 5G due date is coming.
Earlier this month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations for the next spectrum auction across various bands, including the spectrum identified for the next-generation 5G networks. Though there are ongoing discussions in terms of when the next spectrum auction should take place, we decided to go deeper into what this spectrum auction will mean to the lineThe government needs to understand that there is not much enthusiasm in the industry for this auction, and it should not keep high hopes from bidders considering the mess they are already in. However, at the same time, telcos must have a clear roadmap for their evolution to 5G, because, as we said earlier, the 5G due date is coming.

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