Each and every decision being taken by the Government and the TRAI is focussed on the need and requirement of the private telecom operators. This is once again proved on the decision taken by the TRAI to remove the cap on  the spectrum.

There is a cap on the spectrum at present, which is that no telecom operator can hold more than 50% of the total spectrum within a band. This condition was brought earlier, when BSNL was going high and the chance was that it may grab a majority of the same and the private companies will be in the lurch. By denying spectrum and mobile lines to the PSU, the private companies have gone far ahead.

The new development comes after the arrival of the Reliance Jio in the scene with deep pockets. If it has to grow fast as required, it may need a lot of spectrum. Secondly, Vodafone and Idea are going to be merged. Hence both these corporates require much spectrum. Hence the new directions that the cap on 50% holding of spectrum in any band is removed.

Once again it is clear that the government stands for the corporates and MNCs.

 

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