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DoT, Defence Ministry working on freeing of spectrum by forces

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are working together on vacation of spectrum held by armed forces, a top Government official said today.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2009 23:32 IST

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are working together on vacation of spectrum held by armed forces, a top Government official said today.

"It is under consideration. We have to look which spectrum is currently occupied by the Ministry of Defence and what spectrum is available for giving to Department of Telecom," Union Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here.

There is already an understanding that about 25 Mhz will be given by the Ministry of Defence to the Department of Telecom, he said.

The question today is to identify which are those 25 Mhz that are being given and how quickly it can be given, said Chandrasekhar, who heads a high-level committee to monitor vacation of spectrum by defence forces for the launch of 3G mobile services by telecom operators.

To a query on the status of its implementation, he said an MoU has already been signed between them (DoT and MoD).

It is in the first stage of implementation which says that after the MoU is signed 10 Mhz will be vacated by the MoD, and that has happened, Chandrasekhar added.