The government has completed the spectrum harmonisation process within days of conducting the 5G auction, paving the way for players’ holdings to be streamlined within a particular band for greater efficiency.

According to Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, the government is on course for the timely allocation of radio waves bought by the auction participants by August 12, 2022. The process of approvals from the Committee of Secretaries has also been completed.

The spectrum harmonisation process, critical for 5G services, brings together a bunch of radio wave holdings within a band into one contiguous block with the consensus of all telecom service providers. The harmonisation of the spectrum leads to greater efficiencies for players, as chunks of radio wave holdings in one band are brought together or consolidated with the consensus of all players.