Telecom operators have reportedly urged the government to include the 26 GHz band in the 5G spectrum auction. According to telcos, this will help in rolling out cost-efficient networks and price the services more affordably.

In this regard, telcos have requested the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to request the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to suggest a price for the band.

The operators have called on DoT to make a reference to the TRAI to include the 26 GHz band for auction along with other 5G bands such as 3.5 GHz.