The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) just released recommendations on Auction of Spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz, including 5G spectrum - 3300-3400 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz bands after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)   requested TRAI to provide applicable reserve price, quantum of spectrum to be auctioned and associated conditions for auction of spectrum. This includes 3300-4200MHz bands, which  likely to emerge as primary band for early 5G introduction. In the last spectrum auction, held in October 2016, entire 770 MHz in 700 MHz band, 58.75 MHz in 800 MHz band, 9.4 MHz in 900 MHz 3 band, 46.8 MHz in 1800 MHz band, 275 MHz in 2100 MHz band, 230 MHz (unpaired) in 2500 MHz band remained unsold, and the Government got bids worth Rs. 65,789 crore, less than their target. As the result, the entire spectrum in 770 MHz band, 58.75 MHz spectrum in 19 circles, entire spectrum in 900 MHz  band will be available in forthcoming auction. BSNL has closed its CDMA services in 6 circles - Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, HP, UP (W) and Kolkata. In all these circles BSNL is holding 1.25 MHz administrative assigned spectrum in 800 MHz band, which was assigned ...

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