NEW DELHI: GSM and CDMA players were a divided house over the valuation and reserve price of 800 MHz band, used for offering CDMA services.
During an open house discussion organised by sectoral regulator Trai, GSM lobby was of the view that reserve price of 800 MHz should be set at par with the 900 MHz as both the bands are equally efficient.
However, the CDMA lobby said the valuation and reserve price should be kept low as most of the 800 MHz spectrum band was not contiguous, which will deter them from offering high-end services.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) hosted the discussion to seek the opinion of stakeholders on the reserve price for auction of spectrum in the 800 MHz band. Read more