The Telecom Commission after much discussion has finally decided to allocate the 2G Spectrum by auction in future. It is also decided that all future licences will be without the spectrum bundled with it. Uniform Licence Fee will be 8% for a two-year period. Unified licence for all services and all circles will be for Rs. 20 crore. All the operators who have more than 4.4 Mhz spectrum will have to pay a one-time fee, which will be retrospective and will be based on the future auction price.
These decisions will have far-reaching impact on the telecom services. It is necessary that certain provisions will have to be exempted for BSNL and MTNL considering they are government companies and their existence is important for the nation as a whole.