Centre clears guidelines for mobile numbers portability, 3G servicesAugust 1st, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): The Union Government today gave clearance for introduction of next generation (3G) mobile services as well as portability of mobile numbers which would allow users to switch operators while retaining existing numbers. The new guidelines for 3G spectrum, released today by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), provides for a reserve price for availing of radio frequency.
The Government has also fixed the base price at Rs 160 crore for metros and category A circles, Rs 80 crore for category B, and Rs 30 crore for C circles, respectively for 3G spectrum auctions.
The Government has also decided to allow up to 10 players in the 3G space, including eligible foreign players.
The guidelines for Mobile Number Portability, also released by the DoT today, propose dividing the country into two zones for implementing the scheme that is prevalent in most mature telecom markets.
India has 60 MHz of 3G spectrum available, and will allow both Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 3G services. (ANI)
- Minimum bid price for 2G spectrum too high: SSTL - Aug 07, 2012
- Operators at loggerheads over 2G spectrum auction - Feb 16, 2012
- TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul (Lead) - Apr 23, 2012
- Telecom cos may have to pay for excess spectrum - Jan 19, 2012
- RCom pays $1.91 billion towards 3G spectrum - May 31, 2010
- Operators want total spectrum available to be auctioned - Mar 22, 2012
- 'TRAI plan on spectrum auction will curtail investment' - Apr 27, 2012
- New telecom policy to make India roaming-free (Roundup) - May 31, 2012
- Call rates can rise 100 percent, warn telecom operators - May 03, 2012
- Tata Teleservices applications received late: Mathur - Apr 16, 2012
- TRAI recommends high base prices for 2G auction - Apr 23, 2012
- CDMA operators ask government to accept TRAI proposals - May 19, 2010
- Tata Teleservices to invest Rs.500 crore in Gujarat - Jan 18, 2011
- TRAI's reserve price extremely high: CII - May 06, 2012
- Telecom Commission to meet again Saturday on spectrum pricing - May 24, 2012
Tags: 3g services, base price, circles, code division multiple access, crore, global system, gsm, India, metros, mobile communications, mobile number, mobile numbers, mobile services, New Delhi, next generation, radio frequency, spectrum auctions, telecom markets, telecommunications, union government