Telecom service providers and some backers of private captive networks are in a war of words over 5G spectrum. Having barely emerged from the ravages of a tariff war after Reliance Jio’s market entry, the former were looking to repair balance sheets and stump up big money for 5G airwaves at next month’s auction, but a policy shift that will let corporations run their own networks in India has made them balk—and worry about returns on capital should enterprises, whose use of 5G services they were counting on, go self-sufficient. On the other side, those in support of captive spectrum argue there is no reason to let telecom operators corner all that’s available for commercial use; if state-run organizations have their own share for internal use, why not private firms ready to pay for the security and reliability it assures? What such allottees will pay, however, is the nub of it. If they get direct allotments, fear telecom firms, it could be at rates so cheap as to result in an uneven cost base that would injure their ability to compete for enterprise customers. On this, they are right. What the country needs is a level playing field, as incumbents have asked for. Achieving this, however, may not be easy.
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