The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) today in a statement said that it had completed the assignment of frequencies to successful bidders of the Spectrum Auction 2021. The frequency assignment letters were assigned to successful bidders today.
The frequency assignment accompanied by a frequency harmonization exercise witnessed spectrum blocks assigned to the telecom service providers being made contiguous with the spectrum blocks already held by them were ever available in various bands in various telecom circles.
The harmonization exercise took in 19 LSAs in 800 MHz band, 8 LSAs in 900 MHz band, 21 LSAs in 1800 MHz band, 3 LSAs in 2100 MHz band, and 16 LSAs in 2300 MHz band.
“The harmonization exercise facilitates more efficient utilization of spectrum held by TSPs, leading to improved Quality of Service for consumers,” said DoT in a prepared statement.
DoT had last month sold 855.6 MHz of spectrum in 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2300 MHz band in Spectrum Auction 2021 conducted on 1st March and 2nd March 2021. The spectrum acquired amounts to Rs 77820.81 crore payable by the successful bidders with DoT already receiving an amount of Rs 21918.47 crore was received as upfront payment from the TSPs on 18th March, 2021.