Spectrum details sent to PM: Ahmad

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New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) Details for the issue of spectrum have already been sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Communications and IT Shakeel Ahmad said in a written reply that issues related to licensing procedures, enhancement of subcriber linked spectrum allocation criteria, spectrum charges, use of dual technology by telecom service providers etc have been sent to Dr Singh.

Mr Ahmad also said the government has decided not to auction the spectrum for 2G services at present and to grant new Unified Acces Services (UAS) Licenses as per the exisiting guidelines.

On 3G he said the government has announced the guidelines for 3G services which among others provide that 3G licenses would be granted through a controlled, simultaneous ascending e-auction, to ensure transparency in the selection process.

He said DOT has not formed any committee to study the 3G spectrum pricing and allocation.

However based on the recommendations of an internal committee which had examined TRAI recommendation on 3G spectrum pricing and allocation the government announced broad guidelines for 3G policy.

UNI

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