It is being reported in the press that the TRAI may recommend a one time fee for the extra 2G spectrum beyond 6.4 MHz being held by the telecom companies. The fee may be from Rs.50.98 crore to Rs. 707.28 crore.

It will be a big amount for the BSNL to pay this amount when it is in difficulty financially. Considering its financial condition, the one time fee is to be waived. But will the government do it?