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Annual Review

Spectrum Allocation

This chapter exhaustively covers various aspects in the spectrum allocation in India. These include availability of spectrum in various frequency bands vis a vis its allocation to the players. The chapter also provides key takes on the November 2012, March 2013 and February 2014 auctions, and the scenario of spectrum allocation to the various players in their respective circles. It also throws light on the other spectrum-related issues which include spectrum efficiency, spectrum refarming, spectrum sharing and spectrum trading. The following points are covered in the chapter:

  • Spectrum Availability
  • Status of Spectrum Allocation in India
  • Spectrum in 700 MHz Band
  • Optimum Use of Spectrum
  • Spectrum Auctions
    • Auction I: November 2012
    • Auction II: March 2013
    • Auction III: February 2014
  • Spectrum Allocated to Various Players
  • Spectrum Efficiency
  • Spectrum Refarming
  • Charge for Excess 2G Spectrum – One time fees
  • Spectrum Sharing and M&A
  • Spectrum Trading

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