TRAI releases Consultation Paper on "Method of allocation of spectrum for Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service (PMRTS) including auction, as a transparent mechanism"

Feb 09, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) vide press release dated February 08, 2018 has released a Consultation Paper on "Method of allocation of spectrum for Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service (PMRTS) including auction, as a transparent mechanism".

Public Mobile Radio Trunking (PMRT) service is a niche service having wide-spread application in sectors such as Public Safety, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction, Courier, Emergency Services (for logistics and fighting natural calamities), Utilities (like Municipal services, electricity, water etc.), Transportation (Road, Airports, Harbors), Energy & Communication (for efficient service & maintenance), and service industry. In the past, as an alternative, PMRT services have been often used for communications by agencies involved in protection of life and property, disaster relief and emergency responses.

The Authority has decided to issue the Consultation Paper (CP) keeping all the options of allocation of spectrum open for consultation of the stakeholders. The Consultation Paper, apart from the aspects of methodology of allocation of spectrum has also elaborated on the issues viz. duration of license, assignment of spectrum (throughout the license area or city wise), preferable frequency bands for PMRT services, block size, reserve price, spectrum cap etc.

Written comments/inputs on the issues raised in the Consultation Paper are invited from the stakeholders by March 22, 2018 and counter-comments by April 05, 2018. The comments and counter-comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form at [email protected]. For any clarification/ information Shri S. T. Abbas, Advisor (Network Spectrum & Licensing), TRAI may be contacted at Telephone Number +91-11-23210481.

[Press Release No.20/2018]

 

URL: http://www.trai.gov.in/sites/default/files/PR_No.20_08022018.pdf


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