Saturday, 03 December 2016

India may block Sistema Shyam from spectrum auction

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 17 January 14

Regulator fears mobile operator could gain advantage by rolling out LTE in 800-MHz band; telco says it lacks contiguous spectrum.

India's telecom regulator has angered mobile operator Sistema Shyam by indicating that it may prevent it from participating fully in the upcoming auction of 800-MHz spectrum. According to reports in the Indian press, Sistema Shyam has branded restrictions suggested by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that would make it ineligible to bid for spectrum in which it won frequencies in last year's auction as &quot…

India's telecom regulator has angered mobile operator Sistema Shyam by indicating that it may prevent it from participating fully in the upcoming auction of 800-MHz spectrum. According to reports in the Indian press, Sistema Shyam has branded restrictions suggested by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that would make it ineligible to bid for spectrum in which it won frequencies in last year's auction as &quot…

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