DoT sets date for spectrum auction

9 Aug 2016

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued its Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) setting out the terms for the country’s largest spectrum auction, now set to launch on 29 September. The tender is expected to garner revenues of INR5.6 trillion (USD82.68 billion) and will see the government auctioning off more than 2,000MHz of spectrum across seven frequencies, including the 700MHz band which will be made available for the first time.