Spectrum auction: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Spectrum Pricing and Health of Telecom Sector

The Digital Communications Commission under the Department of Telecommunications had sought a review of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) August 2018 recommendations on the auction of spectrum. Due to concerns over the financial health of telcos, and worries that demand for spectrum is likely to be muted as consolidation in the sector has ..

Update : Spectrum auction for 5G

The Indian telecom regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has turned down a request by the Digital Communications Commission (DCC) to reconsider its stance to ensure greater competition and increase participation in the upcoming auctions. The TRAI has stayed put on its own spectrum valuation while telecom industry insiders have concerns over the ..

What is Spectrum Cap?

The spectrum cap is the limit of radiowaves a telecom operator can hold for providing wireless services. Spectrum cap rules prevent an operator from buying additional spectrum in a respective band. The idea is to prevent operators from acquiring a disproportional amount of spectrum compared to its peers thereby preventing market dominance. As per existing ..

Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2015

In October 2015, the Department of Telecom has issued the much awaited spectrum trading guidelines.  Spectrum trading refers to transfer of rights to use the spectrum. After spectrum trading, the associated rights and obligations of the spectrum block shall stand transferred from the seller operator to the buyer operator. Under spectrum trading, only outright transfer ..

EGoM advocates fixing min. price for CDMA Airwaves in the 800 MHz band at 1.3 times the Base Price for GSM Airwaves in the 1800 MHz band

An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by home minister P Chidambaram finalized the rules for upcoming second generation (2G) spectrum auctions, recommending the fixing of minimum price for CDMA airwaves in the 800 MHz band at 1.3 times the base price for GSM airwaves in the 1800 MHz band. The EGoM rejected the Department ..

TRAI set base price for spectrum auction

TRAI (Telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) set Rs 3,622.18 Crore as the base or minimum price for pan-India spectrum in the auction of radio waves which is to be held after the Supreme Court cancelling 122 licenses. This minimum or base price (Rs 3,622.18 Crore) set is around 10 times higher than the ..

EGoM decides to allocate 700 MHz spectrum for offering 4G

An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) settled to assign 700 Mhz spectrum for offering 4G telecom services. This especial band is believed to be very effective and could bring in the government revenues more than it got via auctioning of 3G spectrum in 2011. Spectrum in 700 Mhz band calls for likely half the investment ..