With severe crunch for Internet bandwidth in India, the DoT has delicensed 50 MHz of WiMax spectrum in the range of 5.8 GHz.

WiMax a disruptive technology for wireless IP communications operates in three frequencies 5.8 GHz, 3.5GHz and 2.5GHz. Of these, the 5.8GHz is a license exempt brand and hence the DoTs move to delicense it to enable ISPs in India to deploy broadband over WiMax platform.

A lot of ISPs are likely to offer services in this frequency as it is now free. However, if a large number of ISPs switch, then this frequency can get choked, as only a total of 50 Mhz (from 5.825 to 5.875 Ghz) has been delicensed. This can result in poor quality of service.