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DoT To Undertake Demand Studies For Direct Assignments Of 5G Spectrum

These will be for enterprises setting up Captive Non-Public Networks

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Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has invited enterprises to participate in demand studies for direct assignment of spectrum to set up captive non-public networks (CNPN).

The invitation has been extended to enterprises having net-worth more than Rs 100 Crores and willing to set up CNPNs by obtaining spectrum directly.

DoT has launched a module on Saralsanchar portal for carrying out the demand studies. The portal may be accessed at: An OM has been issued in this regard on 09-08-2022.

“Captive Non-Public Network can play a key role in developing industries by providing secure, ultra-reliable, low latency and high throughput communication using advanced technologies. Government had issued the ‘Guidelines for Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN) license’ on 27th June 2022, aimed at establishing the legal framework for CNPNs”, said DoT in a statement. 

DoT is accepting submissions on the portal from August 10 to September 9, 2022.

“The guidelines provide that the enterprises seeking to establish CNPN may obtain spectrum on lease from Telecom Service Providers or directly from DoT. These guidelines also provide that Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will undertake demand studies for direct assignments of spectrum to Enterprises setting up CNPNs”, stated DoT.

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