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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 ..

5G Networks in India

5G is expected to create a cumulative economic impact of $1 trillion in India by 2035 as per the government forecasts. What is 5G? 5G is the next generation cellular technology to provide faster and more reliable communication with ultra-low latency (Latency is the amount of time data takes to travel between its source and ..

New Virtual Network Operators License Regime – Unified Licence VNO (UL-VNO)

On June 3, 2016, the Telecom Department has released licence guidelines for virtual network operators for license called Unified Licence VNO (UL-VNO). This opens the door for a new class of telecom players in the country viz. VNOs. Earlier, there was a proposal by the Telecom Commission to allow a licensing regime that would facilitate ..

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 ..