Inter-ministerial meeting on June 17 to build consensus on new bands for 5G.
The COAI said India must emulate the US, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, who have already auctioned 28 GHz spectrum and started deployments without waiting for ITU to identify the band.
Analysts point to telco’s plan to put in $8 billion in 4G expansion, 5G rollout over 3 years.
Airtel plans to test 5G rollouts and expanding existing 4G networks over the nest three years.
Countries like China or Singapore have 75-80% of their telecom towers connected to fibre, but in India the number is at a mere 20%.
Vodafone Idea also recently raised Rs 25,000 crore via rights issue.
Vodafone Idea and Airtel have taken recourse to minimum recharge plans to clean up their low-paying user base.
Porting service firms can claim Rs 120 crore dues.
Vodafone Idea is likely to follow Airtel in scrapping low-value monthly plans to shore up revenue per user.
Vodafone is seeking to free up 44.39% in Voda Idea it pledged to raise funds.
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