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TRAI Recommends Over 15% Rise in CDMA Spectrum Reserve Price

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India’s telecom regulator has recommended increasing the reserve price of CDMA airwaves to Rs 3,104 crore per unit, 15% higher than its proposal in February, irking operators that sought a reduction as an impetus for the lesser-used platform.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) carried out a fresh valuation of spectrum in the 800 MHz band based on a change in the revenue mix of operators, which indicated a higher contribution from data usage since its previous suggestions made nine months ago and its recommendations in October on the reserve price for the 1800 MHz band.

“The significant increase in the growth of data usage cannot be ignored,” the regulator said, while suggesting the higher reserve price. “Projected subscribers’ growth also needed revision in the light of current data/trends.” Original post at ET Telecom

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