India's telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched public consultations on the valuation and reserve price of 2100 MHz spectrum.
As we know, the government of India is all set to conduct 3G spectrum auction along with 2G radiowaves sale in February 2015.
For this, the regulator has said that it has been asked to expedite the process for its recommendations on the reserve price of 2100 MHz band and issued the consultation paper to seek comments on issues related to valuation and reserve price.
“DoT requested TRAI to expedite the process for its recommendations on the reserve price of 2100 MHz band and related issues so that the auction of spectrum in this band could be conducted along with the auction of spectrum in the 800/900/1800 MHz bands scheduled in February 2015,” regulator said.
In mean time, the key issues covered by the consultations relate to the roll-out obligations, spectrum cap, models/approaches for the valuation of the spectrum and estimations of reserve price of spectrum in the 2100 band.
“Interested parties can submit their comments and recommendations by 15 December and counter-comments by December 19.” TRAI said.