Indian news provider The Hindu Business Line is reporting that mobile operators may face a one-time payment for having more than 6.2MHz of spectrum. Following complaints from newer operators, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been discussing plans for changing the way in which spectrum is allocated. While GSM licences do not specifically mention the 6.2MHz limit, some operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, have been allocated up to 12MHz. The DoT is considering options including a flat fee of INR16 billion (USD373 million) for those operators holding excess spectrum. No time frames have been suggested for the DoT’s ruling, but the regulator has said it will consult with industry figures before making its decision.
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