The federal government has 7446MHz of spectrum to be had for telecom services and products, of which over 80 p.c is in two new spectrum bands known for cellular telephony, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha knowledgeable the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Up to 770 megahertz (MHz) spectrum is to be had within the top class 700MHz band, 58.75MHz in 800MHz band, 15.6MHz in 900MHz band, 46.8MHz in 1800MHz band and 275MHz in 100MHz band, in line with the knowledge shared by way of Sinha.
The federal government has known two spectrum bands, 3300-3400MHz and 3400-3600MHz, for telecom services and products and 6050MHz of spectrum is to be had in 3300-3400MHz bands most effective.
Alternatively, the DoT is mulling to public sale 100MHz within the 3300-3400MHz band and 175MHz in 3425-3600MHz spectrum band.
“The federal government has already sought suggestions from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) at the acceptable Reserve Worth and comparable problems for public sale of proper to make use of
of spectrum above 3000MHz (3300-3400MHz and 3400-3600MHz) but even so frequency bands 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz, 2300MHz and 2500MHz,” Sinha stated.
Responding to a question on use of radiowaves for 5G services and products, Sinha stated the standardisation for 5G era is anticipated to be finished round 2020 and then the frequency bands, already auctioned, may also 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. five.6 lakh crores. Out of this, bids price Rs. 65,789 crores had been won for 964.8MHz spectrum.
The spectrum in 700MHz used to be put for public sale in 2016 however it would no longer in finding any taker at value of over Rs. 11,000 crores consistent with MHz mounted by way of the federal government. It is regarded as to be best suited spectrum for 4G services and products.
The spectrum in 800MHz and 1800MHz had been previous used for 2G services and products however now telecom operators are offering 4G services and products the usage of those frequencies. Radiowaves in 900 and 2100MHz band are getting used for 2G and 3G services and products however progressively telecom operators are transferring their services and products to 4G in those bands.