Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advisable slashing the bottom value of 5G airwaves, suggesting 40 per cent discount within the value of 700 MHz band and 36 per cent reduce within the spectrum frequency of 3300-3670 MHz bands. This, it mentioned, would entice aggressive bidding by main telecom gamers like Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea.
Releasing its suggestions on Monday, TRAI acknowledged that all out there spectrum within the current bands of 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz and the brand new spectrum bands of 600 MHz, 3300-3670 MHz and 24.25-28.5 GHz, can be put to public sale.
“To provide flexibility to the telecom service providers, block size of 10 MHz for 3300-3670 MHz band and 50 MHz for 24.25-28.5 GHz band recommended. Spectrum to be assigned in a contiguous manner,” a press release issued by TRAI mentioned.
TRAI additional knowledgeable that the pricing suggestions have been for spectrum with a 20 12 months interval. “The reserve value of spectrum allocation in case of 30 years ought to be equal to 1.5 occasions the reserve value of spectrum allocation for 20 years for the respective band,” it mentioned.
In all, the reserve value throughout varied bands works out to be almost 39 per cent decrease than that recommended final time, PTI mentioned.
TRAI mentioned that for the long-term progress and sustainability of the telecom sector, infusing liquidity and inspiring funding, the telecom service suppliers ought to be allowed simple fee choices, together with half fee with flexibility of moratorium.
The spectrum auctions are slated to be carried out in 2022, to facilitate the rollout of 5G cell providers inside 2022-23, by personal telecom suppliers. The subsequent era 5G will usher in extremely high-speeds and spawn new-age providers and enterprise fashions.