TRAI 2G pricing recommendations by October-end

October 19th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The telecom regulator would come out with new recommendations on the pricing of 2G (second generation) spectrum by this month-end, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J.S. Sarma said Monday.

“We are more or less coming to a close to our work… I suppose very shortly,” said Sarma. On being asked if the recommendations would be released by October end, he said: “We are trying to do that.”

Earlier in May this year, TRAI had proposed that the operators should pay a one-time fee for holding excess 2G spectrum beyond 6.2 mega hertz based on 3G prices.

The telecom providers had strongly opposed this. The regulator then said it would submit fresh proposals to the government after a consultation process.

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