Spectrum issue is hot. Different battles are simultaneously on, be they between the public and the private sector telecom companies, or CDMA (code division multiple access) and GSM (global system for mobile communications) , pitching for ‘level-playing’. A committee set up to suggest norms for spectrum allocation is to meet on November 26 and 30.
“There are at least four factors that have a significant impact with regard to spectrum allocation,” says Ms Sairee Chahal, founder of the New Delhi-based SAITA Consulting. “Infrastructure priority, trickle-down effect of telecom, regulatory transparency, and eye on the future,” she lists, during the course of an e-mail interaction with Business Line.
Excerpts from the interview.