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Indian rivals agree $140m spectrum trading deal
Apr 20, 2021
by Richard Handford

Bharti Airtel has sold unused 800 MHz spectrum in three licence areas to competitor Reliance Jio. Read more...

India raises $10.6 billion in spectrum auction but reserve prices still criticised
Mar 12, 2021
by Richard Handford

India’s first spectrum auction in five years went much like the last one, with frequencies either sold at the reserve price or not sold at all. Read more...

Vodafone Idea ignores rival’s call for “2G-free” India
Oct 07, 2020
by Richard Handford

Indian operator Vodafone Idea (VIL) is to phase out 3G while maintaining its 2G service, despite a competitor's call for all 2G users to be upgraded. Read more...

India and South Korea see spectrum sharing as central to 5G’s grand plan
Aug 27, 2020
by Richard Handford

A senior official with Indian telecoms regulator Trai told the online audience at PolicyTracker’s latest webinar that the country is considering further liberalisation of its spectrum sharing rules. Read more...

South Korea backs unlicensed use in 6 GHz band
Jul 09, 2020
by Richard Handford

South Korea has become the latest country, following recent decisions in the US and Brazil, to open 5925—7125 MHz for unlicensed services. Read more...

India’s ailing state-backed operators to receive spectrum worth billions of dollars
Jan 17, 2020
by Richard Handford

India's government is to hand 4G spectrum to BSNL and MTNL to help them compete with privately-owned mobile operators. Read more...

WRC-19 decisions pave the way for the potential use of 26 GHz for 5G in India
Jan 09, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

India's space agency failed to get its sought-after strict limits on mmWave 5G at WRC-19, but it may get its way in its home country. Read more...

Indian Railways hopes to get valuable 700 MHz spectrum for free
Aug 02, 2019
by Richard Handford

The country’s railway operator wants frequencies in the 700 MHz band for no charge, an optimistic request in a country where spectrum is often sold for eye-watering amounts.  Read more...

Setback for Indian spectrum sale as government and regulator disagree
Jul 24, 2019
by Richard Handford

Indian regulator Trai’s refusal to reconsider the starting prices for the upcoming major auction of 4G and 5G spectrum has left the country's government considering a number of options for how to proceed.  Read more...

Indian mobile industry wary of expensive spectrum for 5G
Apr 17, 2019
by Toby Youell

Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), has told PolicyTracker that the national regulator’s reserve prices for an upcoming multiband spectrum auction are “presently unviable”. Read more...