Foreign players may bid for 3G spectrum

Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: Foreign players may be allowed to bid for third-generation (3G) spectrum space even as the Indian government mulls various options on how to allocate the much-needed bandwidth on the spectrum to existing telecom operators.

"We are working on how to allocate the 3G spectrum. While auctioning of the spectrum could be one option, other option could be allotment... All players will be allowed to bid," Dinesh Mathur, secretary, department of telecommunications, said on the sidelines of an event here.

3G spectrum enables mobile telecom service providers to offer high-speed data services such as high-speed mobile Internet, video download and instant messaging.
Source: IANS
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