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The telecom department (DoT) is considering a delay in the release of rules on sharing and trading of spectrum until after the upcoming auctions, a development that comes on a day the highest decision-making body of the department couldn’t decide on the starting prices for 2G airwaves that will be put up for sale in February.
“A section of the DoT feels that releasing the guidelines right before the auctions would depress bidding. It might be a better option to release the guidelines immediately after the auctions are over,” a senior government official told ET.
The two developments combined would dampen the spirits of telecom operators hoping for an early decision by the Telecom Commission on the pricing of airwaves in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands. Operators were also gearing up to enter the auctions based on the knowledge of other ways to augment their bandwidth capacity, with sharing of airwaves as well as buying idle capacity from rivals being the two main options. Original post at ET Telecom