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Govt to auction 700Mhz spectrum for 4G services next year

"We are going to auction the 700 band in any case by 2014," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said during the commissioning of country's first lab for measuring specific absorption rate (SAR) for mobile handsets.

4G spectrum base price should be 8 times of 3G's: Infotel

Infotel Broadband, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has suggested that the reserve price of the 4G spectrum should be fixed 7 to 8 times higher than that of 3G radio waves.

Telcos differ on timing of 4G spectrum auction

While government plans to auction spectrum band for 4G services (700 Mhz) by end of this year, most telecom operators, except Bharti Airtel, have said it is not the right time to do it.