According to industry reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) may consider lowering 5G spectrum prices if the government directs it to do so. The move will be aimed at helping Indian telecom operators in trial and launching the technology in India.

According to industry sources, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) needs to support its stand of revising the current base price for the 5G spectrum with strong reasoning else it may become a compliance issue. The DoT will soon allocate spectrum for trials on an administrative basis.

The regulator had recommended price of Rs 4,920 million per megahertz (Mhz) for 5G spectrum.