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

By February 7th, 2014 AT 2:54 AM

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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@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
Yogesh Sarvade

@ 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 »

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