India to auction telecom spectrum in 2-3 months says Ravi Shankar Prasad


New Delhi: Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the next round of telecom spectrum auction, which is expected to mop up a whopping Rs 560, 000 crores will take place in another two-three months on Friday.

I don’t understand self-regulation on call drops, said Ravi Shankar Prasad. He further said the telecom operators should provide good service and quality service to the people. I only want people to be satisfied.

We have cleared spectrum trading and sharing. Therefore, issues regarding spectrum have been addressed. In the coming two-three months, 2,000 MHz of spectrum will be auctioned, Prasad said in his address at the 9th Telecom India Summit organized by Assocham.

Welcoming investments and the interest shown by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is visiting India, Prasad said where else the global firms would get this kind of expansion opportunity.

India would be soon moving towards the 50 crore smart phone mark from the present 27 crore, which is more than the population of several European countries.