Idea Offers to Swap Spectrum



 Idea Offers

Thought cell has provided to swap spectrum frequencies, which it won in February, with Airtel and Vodafone so to lend a hand keep away from disruption in mobile services in Delhi.

Telecom regulator Trai in mid-October had written to the department of Telecom pronouncing that mobile products and services within the national capital may be disrupted partly from December as a result of delays within the allocation of frequencies to Airtel and Vodafone, which can cause inconvenience to about 20 million subscribers.

The licenses of Airtel and Vodafone are expiring in Delhi on November 29.

In February, whereas concept gained 5mhz of frequency spot within the 900mhz band, the opposite two operators misplaced a part of spectrum on this band. The spectrum received with the aid of idea must be freed by the two telecom operators.

In a letter to dot, idea has said that it “is prepared to take a important block of 896.1-901.1mhz block instead of at the moment earmarked 890.1-895.1mhz block, so that present operators don’t have any trade of frequency in the 900mhz band”.

Although Airtel and Vodafone had offered spectrum afresh in February, they were allotted new frequencies handiest on October 10. These operators have mentioned that it will take few weeks to regulate their networks as per the new frequency spot.

Idea Offers to Swap Spectrum to Avoid Mobile Services Disruption

Alternatively, the corporate has said that dot will have to no longer prolong allocation of 5mhzspectrum received by using it in Delhi for Rs. 3,705 crores. It paid upfront fee of Rs. 926.2 crores on March 3.

Idea mentioned it is ready to launch 3G carrier in Delhi and has committed significant capital expenditure for it.

“Any extend in spectrum past 30.11.2014, would lead to launch of thought services and products on the mentioned 900mhz spectrum by using an equivalent duration and it definitely unacceptable,” thought said.

The company mentioned that it’s incurring interest price of Rs. 1.02 crores day by day on the funding made.

Thought cellular mentioned it’s binding on dot to issue spectrum in time and the department should indemnify in case of any loss lead to the company due to the government physique now not pleasurable its dedication.