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3G spectrum auction delayed

The government has deferred the 3G spectrum auction date by extending the last date of receiving applications for it from January 5 to January 20.

business Updated: Dec 29, 2008 11:39 IST

The government has deferred the 3G spectrum auction date by extending the last date of receiving applications for it from January 5 to January 20.

A DoT official said the deferment has been made after taking into consideration the concern of the prospective applicant companies during the pre-bid conference on December 23.

A prospective domestic 3G applicant, however, said the deferment might have been due to absence of foreign telecom operators in the pre-bid conference, thus forcing the government to give some more time to them.

The 3G spectrum auction was scheduled to be kicked off on January 16.