TRAI releases consultation paper on 2G auction

9 Mar 2012

Indian telecoms watchdog the Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper inviting comments from industry stakeholders on the re-auction of spectrum concessions revoked by the Supreme Court. The paper broadly covers several frequency issues, such as the liberalisation of spectrum and the size and quantity of blocks to be auctioned. Also mentioned in the document were comments on the auction process itself including whether the auction was to be single or multi-stage, what reserve price to set per MHz, eligibility and rollout obligations.

Stakeholders have until 21 March to make comments, with a deadline for counter-comments set for 28 March.