DoT to soon meet Trai on CDMA price

Nov 25 2013, 04:03 IST
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The Department of Telecom (DoT) will once again ask regulator TRAI to recommend a base price for auction of CDMA spectrum.

We will write to TRAI soon after minutes of the meeting (EGoM) are approved. Hopefully, early in the coming week, Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui said.

The Empowered Group of Ministers, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in its meeting on Friday decided to ask Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for its recommendation for CDMA spectrum base price.

The regulator in its recommendations on valuation of spectrum in September had suggested no auction for CDMA spectrum (800 Mhz band frequencies) and asked government to explore possibility of using part of it for GSM service.

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