The telecom’s industry regulator has come up with a draft spectrum plan in which it proposes to re-farm several blocks of frequency including those in the 850 Mhz, 900 Mhz and 2.5 Ghz bands.
Those in the know say that the 900 Mhz and 2.5 Ghz spectra may be allocated for 4G services sometime next year. But it is not clear what the plan is for the 850 Mhz.
“The 900 Mhz band can be used for wider reach while the 2.5 Ghz is good for capacity since demand for broadband services is growing in the country,” said a source.
Mobility, fast speed and bigger bandwidth services is pushing greater usage of spectrum. Convergence of telecoms, broadcasting and information technology has also made managing radio frequency spectrum much more complex.