GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1001
TO BE ANSWERED ON 4T11 MARCH, 2011
Allocation of Spectrum in Future
1001 SHRI RATEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has decided that it will hold auctions for allocation of all spectrum in future, including 2G spectrum; and
(b) if so, the details of available spectrum in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands that would be subject to such auctions?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SIMI SACHIN PILOT)
(a) & (b) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in its recommendations made on 8th February, 2011 on "Spectrum Pricing" mentioned the possibility of auction of the surplus spectrum. These recommendations are under consideration of the Government.