India, May 22 -- With 5G cellular networks already becoming more and more common in Western markets as well as in China, South Korea and other parts of Asia, India's 5G efforts have not even begun with experts claiming the country is not prepared for the same.

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in a letter dated May 12, 2020 asked the government to constitute a committee with industry stakeholders to review the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) for the incorporation of new telecom frequency bands for commercial uses.

An ET report citing a COAI executive said that India is set to miss the '5G bus' due to a lack of preparedness, spectrum issues, inadequate use-case development, and uncertainty around sale of radiow...