Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), the telecom sector’s body, expressed deep disappointment on Tuesday at the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 5G, calling spectrum prices suggested by the regulator as “too high.” “.
Given the recent reforms to the telecom sector announced by the government, these recommendations are “a step backwards rather than forwards” towards building a digitally connected India, COAI said in a statement.
COAI is a top sector organization and members include Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea.
She expressed her disappointment by stating that the spectrum pricing recommended by TRAI is too high.
“During the consultation process, the industry had made extensive arguments, based on global research and benchmarks, for a significant reduction in spectrum prices. The industry recommended a 90 percent lower price, and to see only a price reduction of about 35-40 percent is therefore very disappointing’, according to the association.