Telecom COAI favours 5G auctions only around second half of 2019 Updated : June 22, 2018 03:03 PM IST Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan had earlier said that India wants to be a frontrunner in adopting 5G technology. 5G enables higher-speed mobile broadband, mission-critical services and massive Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. The industry has run a cumulative debt of Rs 7.7 trillion and is facing severe financial distress. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.