India -- Auction of 3G and BWA Spectrum

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The following is an excerpt from the Information Memorandum on the Auction of 3G and BWA Spectrum (at page 1): "This Revised Information Memorandum (the “Memorandum”) provides information for those parties wishing to bid for spectrum to support Third Generation (“3G”) mobile services and Broadband Wireless Access (“BWA”) in India. It supplements and updates the guidelines that were issued by the Department of Telecommunications (“DoT”) on 1st August, 2008 along with the amendments issued on 11th September, 2008 (“Guidelines”). Further, it substitutes the Information Memorandum issued on 12th December 2008. Copies of these documents are available at the Auctions website. "In particular, the Memorandum: Summarises the steps which Recipients need to take in order to pre-qualify and take part in the forthcoming auction for radio spectrum in the 2.1GHz band (the “3G Auction”), radio spectrum in the 800MHz band (the “800MHz Auction”) and radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz band (the “BWA Auction”) (together, the “Auctions”);  Summarises the rules and timetable applicable to the Auctions; and Provides background information on the Indian telecommunications market and the regulatory environment."

By India -- Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications. Published January 2010.

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