3G Spectrum to be auctioned. Base collection at $1 Billion

The recommendations of TRAI for 3G services in India have been highlighted by goBroadband Analyst. With a base price of Rs1,000 crores for PAN-India 3G license, the government is likely to net around Rs1,500 crores in the auction process for an all India license per operator. Considering 5 such operators, the government coffers will be filled by $1.6 to $1.8 Billion after the auction process.

Additionally, the government has recommended Broadband Wireless Access policy[PDF] in the 3.3 GHz spectrum range and is much more exhaustive and well thought for the long term development and deployment of broadband services in India.

Last month, DoT has cleared the deck for Aircel to operate in seven more circles in India. Aircel currently operates in the circles of Chennai, TamilNadu, Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir and North East India. It has received approval from the DoT to start operations in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh service areas. With the entry of Maxis, the number of mobile service providers with PAN India presence now goes up to nine.

Aircel is majority owned by Maxis Telecom of Malaysia. With the entry of Maxis, you can only expect your call charges to go down

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