India’s and possibly World’s Biggest Telecom Spectrum Auction will go live on Oct 1st, 2016 amidst tepid demand from existing Indian operators. Global Telcos give it a miss due to fresh memories of Spectrum Scam and constantly changing policies with motive of massive corruption. The spectrum bands put to auction include 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz, and 2500MHz, constituting a total of 2,355MHz of spectrum, with the largest chunk in the most sought after 700MHz band suitable for 4G and 5G Wireless Broadband.
Barring few circles, we expect most of the spectrum to be sold at current Continue reading India’s Biggest Telecom Spectrum Auction – Tepid Demand
TRAI has released its recommendations on advanced wireless broadband services in the 700MHz band. Key recommendations are,
- FDD to be used in 700Mhz.
- Spectrum available is 698-806Mhz.
- A 45x2MHz configuration recommended in the 700MHz band. This effectively implies that only one operator (new/old) can win the spectrum.
Continue reading TRAI Recommendations on IMT Wireless Broadband in 700MHz – Impractical
In response to the 2G Spectrum Scam, TRAI had issued a Consulting Paper on Auction of Spectrum and had slipped in questions on the auction of 700 MHz Spectrum. Here are the responses of various stake holders,
Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel wants to grab 700 MHz
We would recommend that the auction of the complete 2×45 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band is done as soon as possible, preferably along with the auction of spectrum in 800/1800 MHz, and consequent to availability of the complete 2×45 MHz of interference free spectrum.
It is apparent now that Mittal wants Continue reading Airtel + Vodafone + Tata DoCoMo Want 700 MHz Auction – Rest Vote Against