According to two official sources, Adani Data Network has been granted a unified license for access services, which allows it to provide all telecom services in the United States.
After purchasing spectrum during the recent auction, Adani Group entered the telecom industry.
Adani Data Networks has been granted UL (AS), according to an official source. Another official said the license was obtained on Monday.
An e-mail inquiry to the Adani Group failed to get a reply.
In the recent 5G spectrum auction, Adani Data Networks (ADNL), a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, secured the right to use 400MHz of spectrum in the 26GHz millimetre wave band worth Rs. 212 crore.
The Adani Group had stated that it intends to use the airwaves for its data centers as well as the super app it is developing to assist businesses, from electricity distribution to airports, and gas retailing to ports.
"The newly acquired 5G spectrum is expected to help establish a unified digital platform that would accelerate the pace and scale of the Adani group''s main infrastructure, primary industry, and B2C business portfolio," the group said in a statement.
Bharti Airtel has become the first telecom company to have commercially launched 5G services. It has also provided a 5G service in eight cities across the country, including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore, and other cities. The company intends to roll out 5G services in several cities by March 2023 and across India by March 2024.
Reliance Jio on the other hand has begun the beta testing of 5G services in the national capital, along with three other cities, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi. The services are available on the invitation-only basis. However, gradually people will begin receiving 5G signals in the entire city in a phased manner.