spectrum by the Defence Ministry, which is likely to take time. In this scenario, it added, keeping unsold spectrum in the 800 Mhz (CDMA) band would result in revenues foregone for the government.
On December 13, the Trai had asked the DoT if it has examined the possibility of making alternate arrangements for the spectrum that needs to be vacated by the defence which is hampering path for E-GSM service.
Official sources said the DoT has also informed the Trai that the process for shifting of defence assignments to other frequency had not started yet.
The DoT had also clarified to TRAI that spectrum auctioned in November and thereafter were liberalised which means that any technology can be used in these auctioned airwaves frequencies for providing mobile telephony.