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Telecom Commission Approves TRAI’s Recommendation on Spectrum Auction

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The Telecom Commission has approved TRAI’s recommendation on auction of all the available spectrum across all frequencies. The government official said that the commission was of the view that all the 35 MHz paired spectrum in the 700 MHz band should be auctioned at a base price of Rs 575 bn per block. One block is equal to 5 MHz of the natural resource.

“Those who buy spectrum in bands above 1 GHz, have the capacity to borrow and pay,” the official said, explaining the rationale behind the decision. The official also said that the government expected harmonisation of defence spectrum in time for the July auctions that would release up to 200 MHz spectrum for use by mobile companies. Read more

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