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DoT in favour of awarding additional 5G spectrum to BSNL

16 Dec 2022

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is reportedly in favour of increasing the 5G spectrum allocation for state-backed telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the Economic Times writes, citing an unnamed DoT official. According to the source the DoT committee has approved BSNL’s proposal and the matter will now be discussed by an inter-ministerial panel before going to the cabinet for a final decision. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, spectrum in the 600MHz (10MHz), 3300MHz (40MHz) and 26GHz (400GHz) bands had been reserved for BSNL’s 5G services, but the operator requested that allotment be increased. The source claimed that the DoT has greenlit plans to award 10MHz in the 700MHz range and to increase the 3300MHz reservation to 70MHz.

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