ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI) has written to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) seeking delicensing of V band and implementation of hybrid regulation for spectrum in the E band.

In its letter to DoT, IAFI has said that in line with what is happening in most other countries, the lower V band (57-66 GHz) should be immediately delicensed without specifying any channel bandwidth in line with relevant IEEE standards. Further, a part of the E Band can be delicensed without specifying any channel bandwidth and rest of the E Band with a simple on-line registration scheme.

Additionally, IAFI has also recommended that DoT should immediately delicense the V band and implement hybrid regulation of E Band (part delicensed and part light licensed).

According to the foundation, doing so would support innovation by engineers in line with the global ecosystem for low-cost outdoor WI-FI and fixed wireless networks based on global IEEE standards for providing high-capacity links to meet the vision of connecting all the villages with high speed broadband.