Mega spectrum auction likely to take place around May-June

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.

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January 24, 2016 11:47 pm 11:47 PM

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

Syed Ejaz
January 24, 2016 11:07 pm 11:07 PM

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
January 25, 2016 12:27 am 12:27 AM

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

Syed Ejaz
January 25, 2016 1:11 am 1:11 AM

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
January 25, 2016 10:58 am 10:58 AM

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…

January 24, 2016 10:30 pm 10:30 PM

What about the technology neutral 1900 MHz spectrum?.