Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday said that things are moving “as per schedule” on 5G
Just days after the telecom regulator came out with its recommendations on spectrum pricing and auction modalities, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday said that things are moving “as per schedule” on 5G.
To a question on TRAI’s recent 5G recommendation and what will be the next course of action for the telecom department, Mr Vaishnaw said, “Things are moving on track, things are moving on 5G as per the schedule.
The minister declined to make any specific observations on the 5G recommendations and said, “Please wait for few more weeks, I think we should be coming up with good solution.”
Last week, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended around 39 per cent reduction in the reserve or floor price for the sale of spectrum for mobile services, including 5G, but apex industry association Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) expressed anguish over the regulator’s recommendations, terming the spectrum pricing as “too high”.