The first 5G calls in the country are expected in August-September. With its launch, government sources said, India will not only be able to make a big leap in 5G telecom technology but will also strengthen its position as a trusted player on the global stage.

Indigenous 5G will be attractive and economically viable for private companies. On the question related to the timing of the first 5G call in the country, it will be possible in August-September. For this, the spectrum auction is on the right track to be held between June and July.

However, there is no clarity on whether the spectrum allocation in the auction will be for 20 or 30 years. Telecom regulator TRAI has approved an allocation of over Rs 7.5 lakh crore at the base price across multiple bands for radio waves allocated over 30 years. Auction plan has been drawn up.

He said that we will do this auction on time. If the government allocates spectrum for a period of 30 years, then TRAI has recommended for auction of one lakh MHz spectrum. If the allocation is done for 20 years, then its total value will be Rs 5.07 lakh crore based on the reserve price.

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