Recommendations on 800 Mhz base price by month-end: TRAI, What it Means to Operators?

TRAI will share the recommendations of the base price relating to the auction of the 800 MHz spectrum band in which is used for offering CDMA services by the end of this month, earlier TRAI suggested that there was no need for auction of the 800 MHz spectrum and an extended GSM band should be adopted, taking spectrum out of this band. But a DoT committee had opposed the recommendation.

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Sistema Shyam Teleservices was the only operator that took part in the auction last year and the same will be the only one this year as well in all likelihood. TRAI is also looking towards giving  recommendations for 3G and 4G spectrum as well. Under this, the 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz and 700 MHz bands will be auctioned.

Even for 800MHz previously Tata, MTS and Rcom were in favour of keeping the reserve price at 0.65 times of the price determined at the 2013 auctions, but the GSM operators like Vodafone and Airtel said the 800MHz which should be priced on the lines of 900MHz band.

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Yogesh Sarvade
February 7, 2014 3:32 pm 3:32 PM
@Pankaj,check 3rd quarter report of tata tele which was publish on 31st jan in Economic Times :Tata tele net income 6.4 Bn still they have 1.6Bn loss.Tata tele not making any profit.Refer issues of 27jan to 30 jan of ET ‘tata tele is in talk with vodafone to sell its business’.NTT DOCOMO WHICH has 26% share in Tata Docomo joint venture,not interested to continue its service with tata n want to exit.Read telecom talk article about tata return excess cdma spectrum of 15 circles.N about spectrum auction:Tata alreay having pan india license in 16 circles for gsm.Wait for spectrum auction… Read more »
Yogesh Sarvade
February 7, 2014 3:25 pm 3:25 PM
@ Pankaj, check 3rd quarter report of tata tele which was publish on 31st jan in Economic Times : Tata tele net income 6.4 Bn stil they have 1.6Bn loss. Tata tele not making any profit. Refer issues of 27jan to 30 jan of ET tata tele is in talk with vodafone to sell its business. NTT DOCOMO WHICH has 26 % share in Tata Docomo joint venture, not interested to continue its service with tata n want to exit.Read telecom talk article about tata return excess cdma spectrum of 15 circles. N about spectrum auction : Tata alreay having… Read more »
Esmail
February 7, 2014 10:13 am 10:13 AM
As far as cdma operations are concerned, there is only one operator that is serious about this technology and that is MTS, and they will surely look to buy spectrum and expand their footprint pan india, reliance will quit CDMA business very soon, The 800MHz band that will be put up for sale will be liberalized and can be used for FD LTE as well, so operators who find the price of 700Mhz band high, they could consider the 800Mhz band for LTE as well. The 1900MHz band will not be auctioned by the telecom ministry because the 15MHz of… Read more »
DUANE
February 9, 2014 1:45 pm 1:45 PM

@ Esmail – what about RELIANCE? Are they not serious?

>> there is only one operator that is serious about this technology and that is MTS,

Esmail
February 10, 2014 9:15 pm 9:15 PM

Yes, Reliance is not serious about CDMA, if you have been flowing the news off late Reliance has started to separate the GSM and CDMA business, it wants to concentrate on the GSM business and take reliance back to it’s 2nd largest telecom operator position. It plans on selling the CDMA business and using the money to reduce debt.

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