5G, AI, data privacy and mass surveillance — 12 biggest tech policy challenges India will have to face in 2020 | Business Insider India
Even though the Indian government has announced that the 5G spectrum auction will take place between March and April 2020, telecom operators are uncertain of their participation. Airtel and Vodafone-Idea say that the price for the spectrum has been set too high. And, even will if they were willing to pay, the Supreme Court’s ruling on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) has added onto their already staggering debt burden leading to a financial crunch.
Adding fuel to the fire, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is arguing that the 26 GHz band should not be put up for auction since strong radio waves will disrupt satellite communications.