To: Wireless Planning and Coordination Division,
Department of Telecommunications,
Ministry of Communications and IT
Date: 03-12-2010


Sub: Request for information under Sec.6 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Please refer to the Volume No.3, April 2010 of the magazine, ITU News,which says-

"After the 3G and WiMAX transactions have taken place, the Department of Telecommunications and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India are considering further auctions to support 4G services of the digital dividend spectrum around 700 MHz, which India plans to bring into play. The 2.5GHz band will be allocated after the 3G frequencies,and will be used entirely for WiMAX, making 700 MHz a promising band for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) suppliers to target in the near term."- p.10 Mobile broadband

Regarding the news please inform if this is true? If yes, kindly let us know  which document/circular of the Government of India this  is based on. Kindly share a copy of the same with us.

Please find Indian Postal Order No. 84E 177121 dated 04-01-2010 of Rs. 10 in favor of Accounts Officer, Department of Telecommunications, New Delhi towards the Right to Information Application Fees.

From: Wireless Planning and Coordination Division,
Department of Telecommunications,
Ministry of Communications and IT

No.P-11020/03/2010-PP
dated 09-12-2010

Subject: Furnishing of Information under RTI Act, 2005

I am directed to refer to your application dated 03/12/2010 for seeking information under RTI Act. 2005 regarding obtaining copy of document/circular of the Government of India making 700 MHz a promising band for Long Term Evolution (LTE).

1. In this regard, it is intimated that so far Government has not formulated any policy for making 700 MHz band for LTE, however you are requested to refer to India footnote IND37 of National Frequency Allocation Plan- 2008 reproduced as below:

IND37  In the context of frequency band 585-806MHz, bearing in mind that the band is predominantly for broadcasting services which include mobile TV, requirements of IMT and Broadband Wireless Access subject to availability of spectrum in the frequency band 698-806 MHz may be considered for coordination on case by case basis, as appropriate.



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