The authorities has 7446MHz of spectrum obtainable for telecom providers, of which over 80 % is in two new spectrum bands recognized for cellular telephony, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha knowledgeable the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
As a lot as 770 megahertz (MHz) spectrum is out there within the premium 700MHz band, 58.75MHz in 800MHz band, 15.6MHz in 900MHz band, 46.8MHz in 1800MHz band and 275MHz in 100MHz band, based on the info shared by Sinha.
The authorities has recognized two spectrum bands, 3300-3400MHz and 3400-3600MHz, for telecom providers and 6050MHz of spectrum is out there in 3300-3400MHz bands solely.
However, the DoT is mulling to public sale 100MHz within the 3300-3400MHz band and 175MHz in 3425-3600MHz spectrum band.
“The authorities has already sought suggestions from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the relevant Reserve Price and associated points for public sale of proper to make use of
of spectrum above 3000MHz (3300-3400MHz and 3400-3600MHz) moreover frequency bands 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz, 2300MHz and 2500MHz,” Sinha mentioned.
Responding to a question on use of radiowaves for 5G providers, Sinha mentioned the standardisation for 5G expertise is predicted to be accomplished round 2020 after which the frequency bands, already auctioned, may be utilised for its deployment.
The DoT had put 2354.55MHz of spectrum for public sale in 2016 throughout seven bands at a cumulative base value of Rs. 5.6 lakh crores. Out of this, bids price Rs. 65,789 crores have been acquired for 964.8MHz spectrum.
The spectrum in 700MHz was put for public sale in 2016 however it couldn’t discover any taker at value of over Rs. 11,000 crores per MHz fastened by the federal government. It is taken into account to be most fitted spectrum for 4G providers.
The spectrum in 800MHz and 1800MHz have been earlier used for 2G providers however now telecom operators are offering 4G providers utilizing these frequencies. Radiowaves in 900 and 2100MHz band are getting used for 2G and 3G providers however steadily telecom operators are shifting their providers to 4G in these bands.
Adapted From: Gadgets360