Jio said it will cover entire India by Dec 2023, Airtel will rollout across India by Mar 2024
Indian telecom service providers (TSPs) on Monday welcomed the result of the 5G spectrum auction and expected 5G technology will accelerate India’s transformation into a digital society.
This is a big relief for telecom service providers (TSPs) as with this amount, Adani Network can buy only spectrum worth Rs 700 crore, which means its bids may be limited to 26 GHz band.
People familiar with the development said private networks can be set up in smart factories, hospitals, educational institutes, ports, airports and hotels.
The minister, in a written reply to Lok Sabha, also denied any impact of the 5G wave on airlines’ communication system.
DoT explained that the harmonisation exercise facilitates more efficient utilisation of spectrum held by operators, leading to improved quality of service for consumers.