For WMP, the project will include the replacement of all 10,000 hand held Airwave
devices and equipment in more than 1,000 vehicles as well as significant infrastructure updates.
This is the first time airwaves
in 700 MHz band will be put up for auction.
While the reserve price for sale of spectrum in the 800 MHz 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands has been cleared by the inter-ministerial Telecom Commission regulator Trai is working out pricing for 3G airwaves
. The department of telecom (DoT) has asked Trai to expedite the process as it wants to sell 3G and other frequencies in one go.
There are estimates that well over 50 billion devices will be connected by the year 2020, so it isn't just a higher speed that'll be needed but more airwave
and frequency capacity ensuring each device has a clear connection.
Hopefully that will be enough to get the best result for myself and the team and to give Airwaves
Racing the send-off it deserves.
Adds re/code: "The rules are for an auction of airwaves
set to be reclaimed from TV stations.
He added that the money raised from the spectrum sale Thursday was the highest ever earned from an auction of airwaves
The March 11 auction includes unsold spectrum from the November auctions in the 1800 MHz band in four circles - Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka and Rajasthan - along with a portion of airwaves
held by existing holders in the 900 MHz band.
Her single 'Litulamo' has been rocking the airwaves
and is said to capture RnB, Afro-pop and house music in one package.
The Treasury had pencilled in proceeds of 3.5 bln from the sell-off, although the total will rise slightly after a final stage of bidding to allocate the winners' bands of airwaves
The government auctioned airwaves
in November after the Supreme Court revoked the permits of several cellular carriers and redistributed airwaves
through open bidding.