0
Mobile & Wireless

MTNL willing to return CDMA spectrum - report

Wednesday 23 July 2014 | 08:07 CET | News

Indian state-run operator MTNL has notified the Department of Telecom (DoT) that it is ready to return the entire CDMA spectrum it currently holds if the telecom operator is paid auction-determined price, The Economic Times reports, citing an unnamed government official. "MTNL has offered to surrender entire 800 MHz band spectrum but it wants an auction-determined price for the surrendered frequencies," a source said. Indian telecom regulator TRAI values the CDMA spectrum held by MTNL to over INR 19 billion. 

MTNL operates in Delhi and Mumbai where it has 1.2 million CDMA service users. Its total subscriber base reaches 3.4 million.

TRAI earlier said that the DoT should take back MTNL’s CDMA spectrum and auction it. However, MTNL refused to surrender CDMA frequencies claiming that it plans to use these airwaves for provision of 4G services. If MTNL surrenders the CDMA spectrum it currently holds, around 4 blocks of 1.25 MHz each in the 800 MHz spectrum in Delhi and 7 in Mumbai will become available for a possible tender.  


Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTNL / TRAI
Countries: India
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






33%
no-frills segment largest with 33%
Netherlands  |  2014 Q3

Calendar   /   Industry Events

29 Jan TeliaSonera Q4 2014
29 Jan NEC fiscal Q3
29 Jan NTT Docomo fiscal Q3
29 Jan Nokia Q4 2014
29 Jan Google Q4 2014
29 Jan Rogers Q4 2014
29 Jan Time Warner Cable Q4 2014
29 Jan Broadcom Q4 2014
29 Jan Riverbed Technology Q4 2014
29 Jan JDSU Q4 2014
29 Jan Samsung Electronics Q4 2014
29 Jan Alibaba Q4 2014
29 Jan DSP Group Q4 2014
29 Jan PMC-Sierra Q4 2014
29 Jan Lantronix fiscal Q2
29 Jan Harmonic Q4 2014
29 Jan LG Electronics Q4 2014
29 Jan Aviat Networks fiscal Q2
30 Jan BT fiscal Q3
30 Jan Tele2 Q4 2014
30 Jan Elisa Q4 2014
03 Feb Millicom Q4 2014
03 Feb Vitesse Semiconductor fiscal Q1
03 Feb Ceva Q4 2014
03 Feb Calix Q4 2014
03 Feb Radcom Q4 2014
03 Feb Sharp fiscal Q3
03 Feb Lenovo fiscal Q3
03 Feb Iran Telecoms and IT Global Summit 2015
04 Feb Turk Telekom Q4 2014
::: More Calendar Items