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aatuif Posts: > 500

Govt releases guidelines for 3G service, MNP

Fri, Aug 1.

New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) The government today set the ball rolling for introduction of next generation (3G) mobile services, as also mobile number portability that would allow users to switch operators while retaining existing numbers. The new guidelines for 3G spectrum, released today, provides for a reserve price for availing of radio frequency.

The price for a 2x5 Mhz block of spectrum for Mumbai and Delhi and category-A shall be Rs 160 crore and for Kolkata and category-B Rs 80 crore and for category-C Rs 30 crore. Government has also decided to allow up to 10 players in the 3G space, including eligible foreign players.

The guidelines for Mobile Number Portability, also released by the government today, proposes dividing the country into two zones for implementing the scheme that is prevalent in most mature telecom markets. PTI.
Posted: 2008-08-01 14:30:00
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ajeetpv Posts: > 500

Initial tarrif would be very high.. I think.
Posted: 2008-08-01 17:47:00
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aatuif Posts: > 500

dunno. it says upto 10 3G operators. so stiff competition.
Posted: 2008-08-01 18:34:00
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shyam335 Posts: > 500

10 operators for the given spectrum seems too tight.
Ideally it should be less than five (as i heard,at least for initial stages).
Worser still,60Mhz spectrum is available only in south indian states and a couple of north indian states.
Delhi has only 21Mhz of spectrum,which means only two operators there.
EDIT:just noticed 3 of them are reserved to cdma operators
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[ This Message was edited by: shyam335 on 2008-08-01 18:20 ]
Posted: 2008-08-01 19:12:46
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jack-spicer Posts: 0

bsnl gonna rollout cookies wihin 6 months!
count out
Posted: 2008-08-02 08:11:03
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goldendragon Posts: 8

The last 3G spectrum auction was happened four years back, in 2010, and a total of 25 MHz was auctioned. But because of scarcity of spectrum and with a flawed auction process, as experts suggest, none of the telecom operators could get a pan India access to roll out 3G services. But as per the availability, another 15MHz of 3G spectrum can be rearranged and 3 more slots of 2*5 MHz in 2100 MHz can be made available to the operators for commercial use.
Posted: 2014-07-18 14:09:20
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