Coronavirus impact: As data usage jumps, telcos ask govt for more spectrum

Truman Slate

Telecom operators have demanded further spectrum urgently on a short term foundation in buy to cope with the unparalleled spurt in information usage as a final result of “work from home” and “self-quarantine” at households across the place because of to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

In a letter to the office of telecommunications (DoT), the Mobile Operators Association of India (COAI) has demanded further spectrum both for “access and backhaul microwave” for a brief time period and quickly as they have to have to augment their ability to meet up with the expanding demand. COAI director basic Rajan Matthew having said that states they are nonetheless waiting for a response from the govt.

The telecom affiliation has also questioned DoT for expedited authorization for tower enhancement from states (as thy ramp up ability), extension in minimum roll out timelines by 6 months and authorization for go for electronic acquisition of

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