India, Feb. 14 -- The cellular operators association of India (COAI), representing private players Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, have again called for lower prices in the 5G band of 3.3-3.6 GHz and the 700 MHz bands.

Stressing upon the fact that the spectrum was overpriced and needed to be brought down substantially, the association said that if the Prime Minister's vision for 'Digital India' was to become a reality the prices have to be lowered.

The telecom operators unanimously rejected the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman RS Sharma's opinion that 5G base price was recommended after industry feedback. "There was industry-wide consultation and all players had said that the pricing in the significan...