Parliamentary panel seeks details on 2G spectrum, 3G launch

Parliamentary panel seeks details on 2G spectrum, 3G launch

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has called a meeting on 14 November to discuss spectrum allocation for 2G mobile services and the launch of 3G services in the country.

The Standing Committee on Information Technology has decided to have briefing on allocating spectrum for the existing services and introduction of 3G services from Department of Telecom, an official communication said.

Mobile operators have been demanding additional spectrum from the government for 2G services, where they have more subscribers.

Some new operators have been given start-up 2G spectrum in certain circles. The government is slated to start 3G spectrum auction in mid-January next year.

Many international players are expected to bid for spectrum but the current global financial turmoil may deter some.

The panel could deliberate on this changing scenario as well.

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