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Spectrum costs become sticking point in India's 5G plan

Review of base price to soothe debt-laden companies

The telecom department has asked the regulator to review all its recommendations related to the spectrum sale, including the reserve price of 5G airwaves.   © Reuters

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- As Indian telecommunication companies continue to balk at the price of spectrum for ultra-fast fifth-generation networks, the government appears to be softening its stance, suggesting better participation at an auction of airwaves due by year end.

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