In a recently written letter to the government, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) stated that any move to delicense or allocate high-value E and V bands administratively would be technically unfeasible, in violation of the existing policy norms and go against the principle promulgated by the Supreme Court.

Further, COAI also mentioned that such an exercise would cause huge losses to the state exchequer and disturb level playing field.

Moreover, it will be in violation of Article 14 and 19 of the Indian constitution.

The spectrum in the two bands have high capacity and can be useful for backhaul transmission. While the E-band consists of airwaves in the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz band, V-band includes airwaves in the 57 – 64 GHz band.