The process for the next round of auction of Spectrum (air-waves) is expected shortly. TRAI has given indication in this direction. Spectrum in almost all category is available. Last time, the government got Rs. 65,789 crore in the auction.

The government should concede the demand of the BSNL and the Unions for allotment of spectrum free, considering that BSNL is a 100% government company and is short of funds at present. It is serving the people in all parts of the country, including lakhs of remote villages, where the private companies are shy of providing service due to high costs and losses.