DoT allots trial 5G spectrum to trio

28 May 2021

The Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) division of India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has allocated temporary 5G spectrum licences to the nation’s three largest privately-owned cellcos, the Economic Times reports, citing a unnamed senior executive. According to the source, six-month licences for frequencies in the 3.5GHz, 26GHz and 700MHz bands were awarded to Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi). The decision paves the way for the trio to begin conducting 5G technology trials with vendor partners.