According to Kapil Sibal, Communications Minister, “In the future, the spectrum will not be bundled with licence, but made available only through market-driven process.” He also stated that the government will ” need to seriously consider the adoption of an auction process for allocation and pricing of spectrum beyond 6.2 megahertz while ensuring that there is adequate competition in the auction process.”

These observations are important in as much as the New Telecom Policy is going to be introduced. These are the indications on which way the Government is thinking. As stake-holders in the telecom sector, the unions have the responsibility to ensure that the correct policy is adopted.