Mega spectrum auction likely to take place around May-June

By January 23rd, 2016 AT 7:01 PM

The mega spectrum auction will not take place in the current fiscal year. The India government is now planning to put all available spectrum across various bands for auction around May-June this year.


“We will put all available spectrum for auction in which ecosystem is available that industry is demanding,” Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg during at event in Delhi said, adding that the auctions will be held sometime in May-June.

The Trai has already put out a consultation paper on a reference made by the Indian government to suggest the base or floor price for all available airwaves across bands. The telecom regulator is expected to come out with recommendations on floor price for available spectrum by end of January, which will then be sent to the telecom department for approval.

The Indian government, which has pegged revenue from telecom services for the current fiscal at Rs 42,865 crore, is likely to meet the Budget target even without the spectrum auction, according to various media reports. The government’s revenue target from telecom services from the current fiscal also includes upfront realisation from airwaves sale and licence fee, reports added.

Leave a Reply

Photo and Image Files
15 Comment threads
32 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
18 Comment authors
Mahmood JunaidSyed EjazMADHAN KUMARArifSudhakar Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Vodafone capped their 4G speed to 8Mbps in kolkata. I tested several time but always got 8Mbps of speed.

Syed Ejaz
Syed Ejaz

Planning do BIGGEST massive 200+ speed test in Airtel 4G network in kerala circle.

Next week i wil post with video in youtube.

Lets see how it will perform. 🙂

Mahmood Junaid
Mahmood Junaid

Oh man… I think you would need more than 10gb of data for conducting 200+ tests…

Syed Ejaz
Syed Ejaz

Yep, No problem.
Anyway limiting to 100 instead of 200,200 is bit over.
After conducting i will see the average speed.
Let this be a challenge to all 4G users of idea and vodafone.

Mahmood Junaid
Mahmood Junaid

Good. Try to do at different locations. I think airtel and idea 4g has expanded rapidly in many parts of malappura district. Didn’t see much expansion at calicut district…

Recent Posts

Tata Sky Revises Multi TV Policy to Allow Different Channels on Secondary Set-Top Box

Some of the pressing issues in the DTH and broadcasting industry right now include multi-TV connections. After the introduction of...

Reliance Jio Triple Play Plan Bundling Broadband, Landline and DTH in One Package Is Currently in Testing

The competition for the Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator, Reliance Jio is building up at a fast pace, especially in...

Google Pixel 3a Series May Find Growth in Mature Markets, But Not in India: Analysts

Google’s smartphone business has been struggling to gain ground even as rivals Apple, Samsung and Huawei continue to upend competition...