Ministers’ panel to meet Thursday on 3G auction

Ministers’ panel to meet Thursday on 3G auction
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First Published: Tue, Aug 25 2009. 10 48 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Aug 25 2009. 10 48 PM IST
New Delhi/Bangalore: A ministerial panel, formed to set terms for the auction of rights to provide high-speed mobile phone services, will meet on 27 August, a telecom department official said.
The panel will decide the base price bidders must offer for spectrum, Siddhartha Behura, secretary at the department of telecommunications, said.
Behura also said the government is mulling allowing telecom operators to share frequency to avoid congestion owing to an acute shortage of spectrum.
The move would allow mobile operators with relatively less number of subscribers to share spectrum with other players.
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First Published: Tue, Aug 25 2009. 10 48 PM IST