Inter-ministerial panel Telecom commission is more likely to take a call on Monday on allowing extended use of spectrum by Airtel and Vodafone to avoid disruption in their services and products in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, besides settling on base price for the subsequent round of auction.
“In view of public pastime and absence of alternate chance, the dot will suggest Telecom fee to increase use of spectrum via Airtel and Vodafone in Delhi till January 14 and till December 15 in Mumbai and Kolkata,” an professional supply stated.
Old allow of Vodafone in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata expired on November 29 as well as its proper to make use of spectrum allotted beneath it. Airtel’s permit in Delhi and Kolkata also expired on the same day.
Then again, each the businesses received spectrum afresh in February this year however sought time until January 2014 to adjust their mobile network as per the brand new frequency spots received via them.
In Delhi, concept cell bagged 5 megahertz of airwaves in premium 900mhz band, through which mobile signal covers double area in comparison with coverage in other spectrum band used for GSM products and services. The 5mhz spectrum won by way of thought includes 3mhz of spectrum that was being utilized by Vodafone and 2mhz was once with Airtel.
Idea has agreed to permit Airtel and Vodafone to use its spectrum until January 14, topic to regulatory approval.
Telecom Commission to Review Extended Spectrum Use by Airtel, Vodafone
Airtel has over 1 crore mobile subscribers in Delhi while Vodafone has over ninety three lakh consumers.
The Telecom commission is prone to take call on reserve worth for auction of spectrum in 800mhz (CDMA), 900mhz and 1800mhz (GSM) band.
A dot panel has proposed as much as 17 % rise in value of CDMA spectrum compared to the base worth really helpful by means of sector regulator Trai at Rs. 3,646 crores per megahertz.
The panel has additionally recommended to increase worth of 900mhz band spectrum in some circles through as much as 20 %.
The cupboard is prone to take a last call on reserve pricing for spectrum auction, deliberate to be held in February.