Jio Says 6 GHz Band Essential for 6G Introduction in India


jio asks govt not to delicense spectrum

Reliance Jio, the main telecom operator in India, in its counter feedback to the session paper titled, “Digital Transformation by means of 5G Ecosystem”, mentioned the 6 GHz spectrum is necessary for introducing 6G in India. Additional, the telco has mentioned that the 6 GHz spectrum is necessary for offering ubiquitous 5G protection in India.

The telco has advised that the federal government mustn’t delicense the 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi providers. The tech corporations have voiced their opinion to delicense the 6 GHz spectrum in order that it may be used for offering Wi-Fi providers all through the nation. Nonetheless, Jio together with GSM Affiliation have mentioned a number of occasions now that the 6 GHz spectrum is necessary for providing 5G.

The present accessible bandwidth within the mid-band just isn’t sufficient to ship blanket 5G protection in India. Thus, the 6 GHz spectrum will play a significant function right here.

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Jio mentioned, “As 6 GHz band is the one mid-band spectrum accessible for IMT providers, full 6 GHz (1200 MHz i.e. 5925-7125 MHz) band ought to be earmarked for IMT in order that round 300 MHz to 400 MHz is on the market to every of the TSP for progress of 5G and introduction of 6G providers.”

Licensing Course of Ought to be Adopted for Allocating Spectrum to Anybody and Everybody, Suggests Jio

Jio has mentioned that the events that wish to get entry to the spectrum with out a license simply do not wish to undergo the licensing course of and likewise do not wish to pay the market value of the spectrum.

“Delicensing of spectrum not solely create a value arbitrage between the operator offering providers on licensed spectrum and different operators however can even results in enormous loss to exchequer,” mentioned Jio.

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Jio occasion talked about that the nations which have delicensed the 6 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi providers at the moment are dealing with issue in reversing their determination when a big a part of the band (i.e. 6.425 GHz to 7.25 GHz) is being thought-about for IMT in WRC-23. There’s already spectrum that’s delicensed and never utilised but in India. Firstly, that utilisation of that ought to occur after which additional delicensing of the spectrum ought to be talked about.

Delicensing of the V and the 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi providers just isn’t justified, mentioned Jio, as it might be instantly competing with 5G and could be a substitutable broadband service.

“In view of the above, we reiterate our submissions that we don’t agree with the necessity for allowing license exempt operations in these bands,” Jio concluded.


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