Adani Group has announced its participation in the 5G auctions through its subsidiary, Adani Data Networks. Meanwhile, Adani Data Networks has also been issued a letter of intent by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for grant of unified licence with authorisation of ILD (national area), NLD (national area), and ISP-B in the Gujarat Circle.

Adani Data Networks is a wholly owned unit of Adani Enterprises Limited. Adani group is a new entrant in the telecom space and according to the bid condition, it had to obtain unified licence with authorisation of access service in specified licenced service areas upon winning spectrum in the auction.

The unified licence issued to Adani Data Networks will allow the group to provide long-distance call and internet facilities in the Gujarat circle. The group, however, has stated that it has no plans to offer consumer mobility service and intends to use spectrum for captive private networks. It will have to obtain separate licences to provide services in other circles.