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5G rollout in India may face potential delay because of Coronavirus

5G rollout in India may face potential delay because of Coronavirus  The outbreak of Coronavirus may contribute to the prevailing potent...

5G rollout in India may face potential delay because of Coronavirus 


The outbreak of Coronavirus may contribute to the prevailing potential delay within the ‘costly’ 5G spectrum auction.


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HIGHLIGHTS
- Coronavirus may cause delay within the auction of 5G Spectrum.
- Telecom companies like Airtel and Vodafone are hesitant to participate within the auction due to the adjusted gross sales (AGR) debt.
- TRAI has remained unaffected despite the severe criticism faced where 5G pricing cares .


Owing to the continued plight of Coronavirus, 5G rollout in India could face potential delay. the govt may face a tough time in organising the 5G auction, consistent with analysts, ET Telecom reported. Telecom operators however aren't keen to participate within the 5G auction.
Airtel and Vodafone may pull out of the auction. Airtel CEO, Gopal Vittal has, in fact, stated that the 5G prices are beyond their reach.
Reliance Jio, is additionally hoping for a delay within the auction.
According to Minister of Communications and knowledge Technology, Shankar Prasad, the worth of the unsold spectrum by Trai in its recommendations on Auction of Spectrum in 700 MHz, 88MHz, 900MHz, 1800Mhz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz, 2500MHz, 3300-3400MHz, 3400-3600MHz Bands sated Lammas , 2018 is Rs 4.9 L crore.
A few months ago, the Department of Telecom (DoT) allowed vendors including Huawei to participate within the auction. China is that the hub for manufacturing telecom gear. With the deadly outbreak of the virus, telecom gear makers are facing difficulty to manufacture the 5G gear.
In India, the govt is getting to conduct subsequent spectrum auction in Q1 FY21, where it's alleged to auction both 4G and 5G airwaves. However, Rajiv Sharma, research head at SBICap told Telecom Talk that the govt may find it difficult to roll out the 5G plans as they're expensive.’
Besides, with the prolonged epidemic, 5G network deployment and device availability may get affected in India to an outsized extent.
Regardless of the virus, the telecom companies are hesitant to participate within the auction due to the adjusted gross sales (AGR) debt.

AGR is that the usage and license fee that the DoT charges telecom operators.
The Cellular Operations Association of India (COAI) has also criticised the pricing for the 5G auction. It appreciated the government’s effort but also expressed that the pricing is very unrealistic.
Ravi Shankar Prasad within the past has said that there's enough spectrums available for 5G services to be launched within the country.
The minister had said that 275 MegaHertz of radiowaves frequency between 3,300-3400MHz and three ,425 to 3,600MHz band is out there for 5G auction.
Broadband India Forum (BIF) officials told ET had said that the quantum of frequency proposed is insufficient to start out subsequent generation phone services. However, Prasad during a letter had said that Department of Technology is of the view which states that this available spectrum is enough to start out 5G services.
DoT may roll out 5G by 2020. Ericsson, a Swedish company has stated that the connections are likely to be available in India from 2022.


Credit/Courtesy- India Today/ The Economic Times (Source) 

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