Monday, July 14, 2008

'Relative allocation of spectrum between GSM and CDMA has always been an issue.'

Issues in the spectrum debate

Telecom spectrum as a topic has received widespread attention and coverage from analysts and policymakers. GSM operators, CDMA operators, new licence awardees, equipment providers, DoT, TRAI and industry bodies such as the Cellular Operator's Association of India and the Association of Unified Service Providers of India are all stakeholders in these debates around spectrum.
"How the Government manages to keep all these stakeholders involved in future regulation and direction and how it is going to formulate a holistic policy and refrain from patchwork is going to determine the course of these spectrum issues," says Mr Nitin Gupta, Associate Director, Ernst & Young, in a Q&A with Business Line. For more insight, read on.


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