Tata Teleservices Limited India’s Leading Dual Technology Mobile Service Provider spoke on Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal’s announcement on Spectrum Policy.

“We compliment the telecom minister for his announcement, which we are sure is the first of many that will work toward ushering in a level playing field in the industry. We are also confident that this will now end the delay that occurred earlier in the grant of 6.2 MHz spectrum, as also even start-up spectrum in key Circles like Delhi and many other districts, to players like TTSL.

In line with what we have been stating during the consultation process held by trai in first half of 2010, we would re-emphasize that all operators be given 6.2 MHz spectrum in a manner that those waiting for start-up spectrum are first allocated the same, as also those who have excess spectrum are charged for the same, preferably retrospectively, to bring all operators to a level playing field.

Consequent to bringing such a level playing field, the spectrum beyond 6.2. MHz and up to the limits specified by TRAI in May 2010 could be charged by DoT in line with TRAI’s recommendations.Having waited three years since others received their spectrum, it is urged that the government moves quickly to allocate the spectrum to those waiting for such a long time.”

Attributable to Mr Deepak Gulati, Executive President, Mobility Business, Tata Teleservices Limited.

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