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As Per Latest Information News Broadcasters Worried About Allocation of C-Band Spectrum for 5G.

DBDA is concerned about the allocation of C-band spectrum for 5G services.

The availability of C-band spectrum is essential for telcos to provide quality 5G services. It permits outstanding download speeds as well as adequate coverage. The telecom organisations, such as COAI and GSMA, are also urging the government to allocate 6 GHz spectrum for the development of 5G in India.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Concerns have been raised by the News Broadcasters and Digital Association (DBDA) over the distribution of C-band spectrum for 5G services.
  • The group thinks that very little C-band spectrum would be left for broadcasting services if it were given to the telecoms for 5G services.
  • DBDA has written to the Union I&B secretary to express its concerns.

Concerns have been raised by the News Broadcasters and Digital Association (DBDA) regarding the distribution of C-band spectrum for 5G services. The group thinks that very little C-band spectrum would be left for broadcasting services if it were given to the telcos for 5G services. According to a TNN article, DBDA wrote to the Union I&B secretary to express its concerns. The group has requested in writing that the I&B secretary take action over the Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT) decision to allocate C-band spectrum for 5G.

According to the group, the DoT’s decision will only benefit a small portion of the telecom industry and lead to monopolistic practises. According to the research, such a move would negatively affect the country’s media and expression rights. The DBDA stated in the letter that the decision to give the telecoms access to the C-band spectrum for 5G services poses a serious danger to the nation’s broadcasters. As satellite broadcasters are also heavily reliant on the C-band spectrum for uplinking and downlinking, DBDA does not want the telecoms to obtain any additional C-band frequency as this would cause issues for them.

The availability of C-band spectrum is essential for telecoms to provide quality 5G services. It permits outstanding download speeds as well as adequate coverage. The telecom organizations, such as COAI and GSMA, are also urging the government to allocate 6 GHz spectrum for the development of 5G in India. The telcos won’t be able to offer major 5G network coverage in the upcoming years due to a lack of C-band spectrum.

The government’s decision on the matter is awaited. DBDA is worried that if C-band spectrum is offered to the telcos for 5G, very little of it would be available for broadcasting services.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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