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Spectrum Auctions

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said that auctions for 4G spectrum in the 700, 800, 900, 1,800, 2,100, 2,300, and 2,500 MHz bands .

Spectrum auctions:

Why is spectrum being auctioned now?

Who are likely to bid for the spectrum?

Deferred payment plan work:

Spectrum auction in India has turned into a buyer’s market. Minimal competition, with operators picking up spectrum that provides best value for money instead of focusing on renewing all their expiring spectrum, is the scenario now.

Source: ”Indian Express”.


Discuss how telecom spectrum is auctioned. What are the future prospects in this regard?