Telecom Commission (TC) sends back 3G spectrum proposals to TRAI
Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission (TC) has decided
to send back Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) recommendations on
3G spectrum pricing for reconsideration.
According to sources, TC discussed TRAI's proposals on 2100
MHz band base price, used for 3G services, in its meeting and decided to send
back the recommendations for a review.
The TRAI on December 31 had recommended a base price at Rs.
2,720 crore per megahertz.
An internal committee of the Department of Telecom (DoT) is
believed to have suggested fixing base price of 3G spectrum at Rs. 3,899 crore
per megahertz, about 43 % higher than the rate recommended by TRAI.
As per the practice in place,TRAI sends back its final
comments in about 15 days which are again placed before the Telecom Commission
for its final call.