The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has begun the preparation of the draft cabinet note for conducting spectrum auctions later in 2020. However, the DoT is yet to decide on including the premium 5G spectrum in the tender.

Minor changes regarding the quantum of spectrum are expected, by way of addition of some airwaves, which had earlier remained unsold. The remaining recommendations are in line with suggestions made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

MSTC, selected as the auctioneer, is expected to bring out the notice inviting application (NIA) document by July 2020.