MTNL offers to return CDMA spectrum for auction-derived price

Tags: News
State-run MTNL has informed the Department of Telecom that it is ready to return the entire CDMA spectrum it currently holds if the telecom operator is paid auction-determined price.

"MTNL has offered to surrender entire 800 Mhz band spectrum but it wants an auction-determined price for the surrendered frequencies," a government official told PTI.

As per TRAI recommended price, the value of CDMA spectrum held by MTNL amounts to about Rs 1,937 crore.

MTNL operates in Delhi and Mumbai where it has 1.28 lakh subscribers using its CDMA service. Its total subscriber base stands at about 34 lakh.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has also recommended that DoT should take back entire CDMA spectrum of MTNL and put it up for auction.

However, the state-run firm had earlier declined to surrender CDMA frequencies citing that it may use these airwaves for deploying 4G services.

Surrendering of CDMA spectrum by MTNL will lead to availability of 4 slots of 1.25 Mhz each in 800 Mhz band frequencies in Delhi and 7 in Mumbai.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Sanskrit does not compare with German in the job market

    While there can be no argument that the importance of Sanskrit as an all-India language needs to be emphasised, particularly for the young generation

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

Chander Mohan Sethi

CMD, Reckitt Benckiser India

COLUMNIST

M S Swaminathan

Public good research in agriculture

Public good research in agriculture is designed to promote risk ...

Zehra Naqvi

To hell and back

Here is a book that makes you wish there were ...

Bubbles Sabharwal

When your real & reel life heroes are the same

ALL the world’s a stage and we all are merely ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture