On 12 September 2011, Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) issued the final National Frequency Allocation Plan-2011 (NFAP-2011).
NFAP-2011 has been evolved /developed after a series of meetings held with all the stakeholders, Government Departments, Private entities including telecom equipment manufacturer. The salient features of NFAP-2011 are:
a. It is in line with the decisions of World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 of the International Telecommunication Union contained in Radio Regulations (ed. 2008)
b. It has been developed to cater to newly emerging technologies such as Ultra Wide Band (UWB), Intelligent Transport System (ITS), Short Range Devices, etc.
c. Efforts have been made to ensure equitable and optimum utilization of the scarce limited natural resource of radio frequency spectrum.
d. It has enabled provisions in few frequency bands for indigenous development and manufacturing.
e. Due care has been taken to ensure protection of existing services.
NFAP-2011 can be accessed at the following link.
According to the Press Release No. 48/2011, TRAI has received requests from stakeholders for extension of time for sending their comments on Consultation Paper No. 6/2011 on “IMT-Advanced Mobile Wireless Broadband Services” dated 19.08.2011.
Therefore, the Authority has decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments by stakeholder up to 31st October 2011 and for counter comments up to 7th November, 2011.
Press Release can be read at the following link.
Last 19th of August, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a consultation paper on IMT – Advance Mobile Wireless Broadband Services.
Main issues described and consulted are suitable spectrum bands, block size of spectrum to be auctioned and maximum spectrum permitted to bidder among others.
Consultation can be checked at TRAI website.
Comments on the consultation paper are accepted until next 20th of September.
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