Satcom firms to be allocated spectrum only for point-to-point connections

Spectrum auction

The Telecommunications Bill, 2023 has proposed allocation of spectrum to satellite communication companies through the administrative method which means without auction.


The government will allocate spectrum to satellite services companies only for point-to-point connection and not for direct transmission of services to retail consumers, sources said on Tuesday.


The Telecommunications Bill, 2023 has proposed allocation of spectrum to satellite communication companies through the administrative method which means without auction.


“The administrative allocation of spectrum to satellite companies will be for point-to-point connection only. If they will provide services like access service providers (mobile operators), then allocation will be through auction,” a source who did not wish to be identified, said.


He said the government will be open to amend the telecommunications law as per market dynamics and requirement.

First Published: Dec 19 2023 | 6:29 PM IST

The Telecommunications Bill, 2023 has proposed a new method for allocating spectrum to satellite communication companies. Instead of using auctions, the bill suggests administrative allocation for point-to-point connections only. This means that satellite companies will not be able to directly transmit services to retail consumers. However, if they provide services similar to access service providers, such as mobile operators, the allocation will be done through auctions. The government is also open to amending the telecommunications law to adapt to market dynamics and requirements. This information was provided by anonymous sources and was first published on December 19, 2023.,

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