Reliance Comm gets GSM spectrum

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New Delhi, Jan 12: Leading mobile operator Reliance Communications Ltd (RComm) today said it has recieved additional radio frequency for providing GSM services in 14 circles.

''Ministry of Communications&IT, Government of India, has made allotment of start up spectrum to the company for providing GSM services under the Unified Access Services Licenses (UASL),'' company said in statement to BSE. Anil Ambani-led RComm, that has a nationwide presence on the rival CDMA platform, currently provides dominant GDM services in eight circles--West Bengal, Kolkata, North-East, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

''Accordingly, the company will, in due course, offer nation wide GSM services in addition to its existing CDMA services,'' it added. Earlier, Telecom Minister A Raja announced the allotment of spectrum to some of the existing telecom operators and letters of intent (LoIs) to new entrants.

He said that this allotment is critical for RComm as it can go ahead and place orders for GSM spectrum equipment and put their backend in place.

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