DoT announces new mobile spectrum allocation policy

29 Mar 2006

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has finalised its spectrum allocation policy for mobile operators under which allocations will depend on the size of the operator’s subscriber base in any given telecoms circle or a city in metro areas. The new rules mean that the more subscribers an operator has, the more spectrum it can apply for, subject to availability. Additional spectrum is being sought by requesting the defence ministry to vacate underused capacities.