New Delhi, Feb.15: Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday announced new rules for the telecom sector in which he said that the government has decided to de-link granting of future telecom licences from spectrum allocation.
Addressing a news conference here, Sibal said all license henceforth will be unified and added that there will be a cap on spectrum capacity in case of mergers and acquisitions which in turn requires surrendering excess capacity.
Sibal said additional spectrum can be acquired through an auction.
He also said that all licences would have to be renewed after 10 years.
For the efficient management of spectrum, he said that the Telecom Regulatoru Authority of India (TRAI) would take regular audits and also review the usage of spectrum. (ANI)