The Department of Space (DoS) and Ministry of Defence have reportedly agreed to vacate spectrum valued at around Rs 610 billion for 5G services.
Earlier, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had recommended auction of 300 Mhz spectrum in 3300-3600 Mhz frequency band for 5G services at a base price of Rs 492 per Mhz on a pan-India basis.
According to industry sources, ISRO has agreed to leave 25 Mhz spectrum in 3300-3600 Mhz band and has sought protection for satellite services from 5G. Further, the Indian Navy has agreed to use 100 Mhz in a lower frequency band. With this, the entire 300 Mhz will be available for telecom operators.