NEW DELHI: Offering a glimmer of hope to telecom operators, the sector’s highest decision-making body has refused to endorse regulator Trai’s controversial proposals that included a 13-fold increase in the base price for spectrum auctions.
The Telecom Commission on Monday said it will soon seek clarity from Trai on four of its key recommendations. “We will write to Trai no later than May 2 on four issues,” Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said.
“The first relates to its recommendations to auction only 5 MHz of airwaves that restricts the sale process to just one slot. We also want the regulator to clarify how it arrived at the base price for the spectrum auctions and its impact on tariffs,” he said.