Unitech, Idea get spectrum in Kolkata

Unitech, Idea get spectrum in Kolkata

New Delhi: The Government has awarded start-up spectrum to two telecom operators Unitech and Idea Cellular in Kolkata to enable them start operations.

In a statement to the BSE, Unitech Wireless said it had been allocated 4.4 MHz of spectrum in 1800 MHz GSM band in respect of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Kolkata service areas, while the Aditay Birla company said it had got radio waves for Kolkata circle.

Earlier, the government had released spectrum in circles of Tamil Nadu (TN), Andhra Pradesh (AP), Kerala, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Mumbai, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (East) and Delhi.

With this, Unitech Wireless has been allotted initial spectrum in 16 service areas out of the total 22 service circles.

Tata Teleservices had earlier been given frequency under the dual technology option.

Spectrum refers to the radio frequency that enables wireless communications.