The CMD BSNL has requested DOT for allotment of 700 M Hz spectrum free to BSNL. He has suggested that additional equity for DOT in BSNL be added for the same.

This is a good suggestion and the DOT will be better for accepting the same. Our suggestion was and is that  spectrum should be allotted free to BSNL as it is a fully government owned company, it is as per assurance of the government at the time of corporatisation and it will also create demand for this spectrum which the private telecom cartel has ignored to compel the government to reduce its base price.

Communications Ministers, one after another, assured help to BSNL. These assurances need to be implemented with sincerity. Let allotment of free spectrum to BSNL be the first such decision.