Committee to meet on December 5-6 on spectrum allocation

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) The Committee, set up by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to recommend revised subscriber norms for allocating additional spectrum, will meet again on December 5-6.

The Committee, having members from both GSM and CDMA associations as well as independent experts, today met for the third time under the chairmanship DoT Additional Secretary (Telecom) R Bandhopadhyay to resolve the vexed issue of spectrum allocation.

All the members of the Committee namely, Dr Bhaskar Ramamurti, IIT Chennai; Dr Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, IIT Kanpur; Mr P K Garg, Wireless Advisor; Mr Vijay Madan, ED, C-DOT; Mr Dilip Sahay, AUSPI; Mr T V Ramachandran, COAI; Mr A K Srivastava, DDG(AS), DoT were present in the meeting.

In the meeting, the DoT technical wing Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), Spice Communications Ltd and Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd put their views, a statement said.

While Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd said it has no additional input for the Committee.

TEC has recommended a hike of subscribers for additional allocation of spectrum, which is virtually double of that recommended by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).

Its calculations have come under strong criticism by GSM operators who said it is not based on scientific parameters.


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