The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has reportedly decided against providing 5G spectrum directly to enterprises for captive private networks.

According to DoT, it would not be feasible to directly allot spectrum to enterprises for private networks under the present legal framework. If any enterprise wants to roll out its captive network, it can be done utilising the options already notified.

As per sources, the DoT will soon inform the Union Cabinet and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) about its decision. The department may intervene in future if the demand for private networks is not met through the available options.