DoT plans two-phase 3G spectrum auction

21 Apr 2008

According to, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to hold a 3G spectrum auction in two phases, with the first one to start by the end of this year and the second after March 2009. The timing is reported to be relative to vacation of spectrum by the country’s defence forces: the Air Force is expected to vacate 30MHz of spectrum by the end of 2008, while the Army and Navy are expected to have banded the bandwidth back by March 2009.