"The satellite communication providers and the telcos are divided over whether the 28GHz band be put up for bids in the 5G spectrum auction to be held in India.
In a recent meeting with Anshu Prakash, Secretary, DoT, Hughes Network Systems, Inmarsat and Viasat have put forward their request that half of 28 GHz spectrum not be put up for auction to mobile operators for 5G services as proposed. OneWeb, (owned by Bharti Airtel group) is not with the global satellite communication providers on this and has no issue with regard to sharing the 28 GHz band with the telcos.


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