TDSAT orders DoT to provide ‘clean’ spectrum

13 Mar 2015

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has ordered the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to allocate ‘clean’ frequencies to 3G providers in border regions, where signals are experiencing interference from Pakistani networks, within the next four to six weeks, the Financial Express writes. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India petitioned the court last month regarding interference in the Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujurat and Jammu & Kashmir circles. The TDSAT’s order is not expected to affect the ongoing spectrum auction, and the duo’s replacement frequencies are anticipated to be drawn from the 15MHz of 2100MHz airwaves that the Ministry of Defence has agreed to swap for 1900MHz spectrum.

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