Telecom minister meets DoT officials; instructs on spectrum sharing, trading rules

NEW DELHI: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has instructed DoT officials to consider Trai’s recommendations and market potential of the telecom sector for preparing guidelines on spectrum sharing and trading, media reports said.

“The minister met senior officials to discuss spectrum sharing and trading guidelines. He conveyed that while framing the guidelines, the viability of the telecom sector should be kept in mind,” media reports said quoting a source.

Spectrum sharing will help telcos to share the unutilised airwaves with their peers in the same telecom circle.

Last year, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had recommended sharing of all categories of telecom airwaves held by operators including spectrum allocated at old price of Rs 1,658 crore or assigned without auction.

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