Additional charges to be levied on extra 2G spectrum

September 23rd, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Information Technology and Communications Minister A. Raja Tuesday said telecom operators willing to use 2G spectrum beyond 6.2 MHz will have to pay additional charges.”The government will fix additional charges for those telecom operators who are willing to subscribe to 2G spectrum beyond 6.2 MHz. These charges will have to be paid on a regular basis and according to the guidelines that will be in place by October end,” Raja told reporters on the sidelines of a conference organised by India Post.

Asked about the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) initial public offer (IPO), Raja said the government was discussing the issue with trade unions.

“Though there is a lot of misunderstanding about the IPO, there are many employees in the trade union who have favoured it. We are trying to reach a consensus with them,” said the minister.

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