DoT might allow 3G Spectrum Sharing, Final Policy to be approved by Telecom Commission

As per the reports DoT might allow spectrum sharing which means non 3G operators can offer 3G services via spectrum sharing all though Trio like Airtel Vodafone India and Idea has started offering 3G in non 3G circles after TDSAT lifted the ban on 3G ICRA roaming in April 2014.

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This comes at the time when the technical committee pointed out that since spectrum and licences have become technology agnostic, there is no point in banning a particular technology when it comes to sharing spectrum reports The Hindu. DoT had earlier banned sharing of 3G spectrum on the grounds that it would jeopardise future auctions as telecom players could enter into sharing arrangements instead of buying it.

Now its a wait a watch for operators and subscribers if telecom commission approves the final policy though if approved its a win win thing for customers and we can see some healthy competition among 3G operators and we believe there are chances operators might do a marginal hike in data tariff.

As a customers what do you think do let us know via comments.

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Gaurav Sinha
June 7, 2014 11:11 pm 11:11 PM

Not a good decision by dot.Now we will see cartel behavior of operators in the market.

June 7, 2014 12:00 am 12:00 AM

is TATA Docomo,RCom and Aircel also thinking about ICRA???

Duane Anthony Bayliss
June 7, 2014 8:33 am 8:33 AM

@ MANISH – they can keep on THINKING
Across India AIRTEL VODA and IDEA have already LAUNHED 3G on ICRA and come out with huge hoardings “3G is BACK”

June 6, 2014 10:06 pm 10:06 PM

@Saumya–the aircel data plans have been hiked in kolkata circle also..checked it today.