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Kapil Sibal discusses 2G spectrum issues with execs

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal said today he and other government officials met with industry officials to discuss various 2G-spectrum related issues.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2011 14:19 IST

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday he and other government officials met with industry officials to discuss various 2G-spectrum related issues.

"A range of issues were discussed. There were about 15 points that were on the table," Sibal told reporters.

"Our effort is to take the stakeholders on board."

The government is overhauling its decade-old telecoms policy in a bid to make the world's fastest-growing mobile market more transparent, after the sector was hit by scandal involving below-market price grant of licences and radio airwaves that a state auditor said caused revenue loss of up to $39 billion.

Trai proposed steep rises in the price of second-generation (2G) mobile radio waves, drawing criticism from carriers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar who could pay hundreds of millions of dollars more.