Telecom regulator Trai has asked the Department of Telecom to consider its recommendations made last year on spectrum auctions to plan the sale of radiowaves, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
DoT Joint Wireless Advisor Gulab Chand, during a panel discussion at the India Spectrum Management Conference, said the government is trying its best to hold spectrum auctions by the end of the current fiscal or early next fiscal, PTI reported.
Trai has asked the department to go ahead with recommendations for lower frequency bands last year for the 5G spectrum auction, and it will take time to come up with suggestions on pricing and other modalities for new frequency bands, he added. ”
They (Trai) said reserve price, eligibility criteria, and everything is with you for legacy bands. Why don’t you go ahead with all those conditions and immediately conduct the auctions? For the new bands – Q (33-50 Ghz) band and V (40-75 Ghz) band, they will need more time,” Chand said.