3G auction after new govt takes charge: TRAI

3G auction after new govt takes charge: TRAI

The 3G spectrum in the 2100 Mhz band should be made available by June and be auctioned immediately after the new government takes charge, TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar said on Tuesday.

“You should be planning now what you are going to do in next 3-4 years from now. One is get 2100 Mhz out by June and the moment the new government takes charge, auction it,” Khullar said while speaking at an event here.

He said aggressive bidding in the ongoing spectrum auction may be because of the reason that companies are not sure when will they have next set of spectrum available for commercial use.

A major chunk of spectrum fit for telecom services is at present held by the Defence Ministry which has agreed to vacate that once an alternate communication network is put in place by the telecom ministry.

State-run telecom firm BSNL is executing a project for that which the company expects to be ready by mid of 2015.

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