The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has allotted 3G Spectrum for commercial use as per timelines mentioned under Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) and in the Letter of Intent issued, once the bid amounts were submitted. The deserving telecom services who have won the bids for 3G are AirTel, Aircel, Vodafone, S Tel, Reliance, Idea Cellular and Tata Cellular Services; and the winners for BWA spectrum were Aircel, Augere, Tikona, Qualcomm, Infotel and Bharti. The bids were submitted in an electronic process conducted by DoT.
It has been mutually beneficial, for both the bidders & DoT as the timeline was strictly adhered to, the expected revenue generated & assigning of spectrums concluded on the due date. Quite an accomplishment of sorts for all concerned !! More so, when the bid and the spectrum allotment process has been conducted sincerely by having utmost transparency in satisfying all the stakeholders across India.
What it has in store for You & Me ??
The Consumers, like You & Me would benefit in the following ways –
- High Value added service offering with probably very high reliability.
- Ability to use features such as Video-Streaming & Higher Internet access speed.
- Enabling data downloads in a higher & quicker manner.
The Government must be appreciated for the fact of achieving the intended results in the planned manner. Going ahead, this model should be replicated and be implemented to bring about technological advancements in other sectors related to Mobile Telecommunications Software & Services offerings. That is how, You & Me would be further benefitted !!