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Indian telcos request 6 GHz band to expand 5G networks

June 17, 2024

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has urged the Indian government to make available 6 GHz spectrum to enable domestic telecom operators to expand 5G mobile networks, local press reported.

“Unfortunately in the last spectrum auction we could get only 800 megahertz, so to fulfill the requirement, we need to get 1,200 megahertz from the 6GHz range,” said COAI. The entity represents incumbent operators Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. Jio and Airtel have completed pan-India deployments of their 5G networks, while Vodafone Idea has yet to commercially launch its 5G services.

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