The spectrum crunch has forced the telecom operators to cut down on the 3G services offered by them.


Spectrum Crunch Restricts 3G Services
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Spectrum Crunch Restricts 3G Services
The Communications and IT Minister, A. Raja, said on Monday that only three telecom operators can roll out third generation (3G) services in Delhi due to spectrum crunch,.
 
"Delhi has only 15 Mhz of spectrum available making it possible only for three telecom operators to offer such services," Raja told Lok Sabha.
 
The minister also told the Parliament that an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) had been formed to look into matters concerning 3G spectrum auctions which is scheduled to happen this year.
 
Each successful bidder will be allocated 5 MHz of 3G spectrum once the auctions are over.
 
In Delhi, only two private players will be able to offer this high-end services as one slot is already reserved for the state-run telecom operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL).
 
The minister said West Bengal will get only 10 MHz of spectrum, while Gujarat will have 15 MHz.
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