DoT allows sharing of all spectrum available at present

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 03, 2015 15:28 IST

"All access spectrum, including traded spectrum, shall be sharable provided both licensees are having spectrum in the same band," the guidelines issued by DoT said.

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The telecom ministry has allowed sharing of all spectrum that is available at present, based on the spectrum sharing rule approved by the Cabinet on August 12.
"All access spectrum, including traded spectrum, shall be sharable provided both licensees are having spectrum in the same band," the guidelines issued by DoT said.
The guidelines has allowed telcos to share even traded spectrum.
"Furthermore, if more bands such as 700 Mhz are added for allocation of spectrum to access service providers through an auction process, the sharing of spectrum shall also be permitted in that band," the guidelines added. 
The guidelines have also clarified that the telcos will need to pay one-time spectrum charge demanded by DoT, in case they are holding administratively allocated spectrum want to share their spectrum.
 

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