The Division of Telecommunications (DoT) goes to public sale the spectrum primarily seen by the telcos as airwaves for backhaul companies. We’re speaking about E & V bands. The e-band spectrum is airwaves between 71 – 76 GHz and 81 – 86 GHz, whereas the V-band spectrum is airwaves within the 60 GHz band. The E & V band spectrum are thought-about preferrred for offering high-speed broadband companies in rural India. In keeping with a FinancialExpress report, the federal government goes to public sale the spectrum in each the bands within the upcoming spectrum public sale scheduled for July 26.
How Will the Telcos Get E-Band Spectrum?
As per the report, DoT will provisionally allocate the E-band spectrum to the telcos to assist them with the 5G launch. Nevertheless, in a while, the telcos must pay for the E-band spectrum at a market-decided worth.
The Digital Communications Fee (DCC), the very best decision-making physique within the DoT, had earlier supported TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) advice to circle-wise allocate the E-band spectrum to telcos through the executive route relying on the necessity. This was beneficial on the situation that the telcos would pay for these airwaves in future based mostly on the auction-based pricing mechanism.
Nevertheless, the tech firms weren’t too proud of this advice. The tech firms believed that if there was an administrative allocation of E-band to the telcos, it might not be proper.
However the telcos have communicated with the DoT concerning the significance of the E-band for his or her backhaul companies, particularly when they’re shifting in direction of 5G. The info load on the backhaul goes to extend a number of occasions as soon as 5G comes, and thus the telcos want entry to the E-band spectrum.
Vodafone Thought had already performed a trial with Nokia utilizing the E-band spectrum within the 80 GHz band. The telco and Nokia achieved a 9.85 Gbps of backhaul capability utilizing the E-band.