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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3721
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29th APRIL, 2010
4G Technologies

3721. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

(a)         whether the TRAI proposes to bring out a consultation paper on introducing 4G Technologies; and

(b) if so, by when this consultation paper is likely to be released?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI GURUDAS KAMAT)

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) TRAI has issued a pre-consultation paper to identify the issues involved in introduction of 4G such as allocation & pricing of spectrum for such services and issues related to licensing. Various stakeholders have given their views/comments at the pre­-consultation stage which are being analyzed by TRAI for preparation of consultation paper. Efforts are being taken by TRAI to bring this consultation paper at an early date.