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Telecom dept likely to strike down Railways free spectrum demand
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to strike down the Indian Railways’ demand for airwaves worth Rs 65,000 crore in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band. The DoT is against giving a premium spectrum to Railways for free as it would lose out on the revenue from the auction of those airwaves, said sources familiar with the development.

spectrum belongs to public.
government sells it for a premium.
companies overcharge public to recover that money.
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Have they sold the 5g spectrum yet? I really don't follow this stuff. Something was happening few weeks ago. Or just testing is going on before actual auction?
 


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I think auctions will begin sometime in 2022. Possibly the later half.
 
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Also, they are still fighting over whether to use make in India 5G band, which is incompatible with everything, or use the global one and give India's control to aliens.