GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
STARRED QUESTION NO 16
TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.11.2007
New Licensing Policy for Telecom Operators.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Government have formulated a new policy with regard to the issuing of new licenses to telecom operators and for the sale of Spectrum;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, by when the same is likely to be formulated?
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI A. RAJA)
(a) to (c) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT TO BE LAID ON THE TABLE OF THE RAJYA SABHA IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) TO (c) OF THE RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 16 FOR 15TH NOVEMBER, 2007 REGARDING “NEW LICENCING POLICY FOR TELECOM OPERATORS”.
(a) to (c) The Government has decided to grant new Unified Access Services (UAS) Licenses as per the existing policy. Selling / auction of 2 G spectrum is not envisaged under telecom access services licenses.