The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) has approved the norms to provide easy access to spectrum for outdoor testing of new technologies.

According to industry sources, the DCC has approved a report of the experimental spectrum committee on spectrum regulatory sandbox. This is expected to ease outdoor testing of new products, especially in the case of 5G technology. The new model approved by DCC is expected to expedite the decision-making process at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for outdoor testing of new technologies particularly 5G.

Earlier, in 2019, the DoT had already issued a circular which allows companies to use spectrum for research and development (R&D) purposes by just informing the wireless planning wing of the DoT.