GSM Operators to Coax the Department of Telecommunications to Release 1800 MHZ Spectrum

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GSM operators will soon coax the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to release bulk of 1800 MHz band airwave holdings that will be available with the government in the next auction as they fear “there isn’t adequate fall-back spectrum in this frequency band” for incumbents Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications if they can’t win back their 900 MHz spectrum in non-metro circles, post expiry of their permits over the next two years.

GSM operators also want DoT to free up all unused 1800 MHz spectrum with multiple government agencies as licences on only 26 MHz of airwaves in the 1800 MHz band will expire over the next couple of years.

Some 104 MHz or ‘units’ of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band is slated to be available in the upcoming auctions, including the 78 MHz left unsold in the February airwaves sale. Original post at Economic Times

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