Trai to seek industry view on spectrum sale timeline too

New delhi: Telecom regulator Trai will seek the industry’s view on timing of the next spectrum auction too, as part of its consultation process on sale of airwaves, Chairman R S Sharma has said.

This implies that the telecom industry will get a chance to give its opinion on the timeframe, especially because it has so far opposed an immediate sale of spectrum.

Citing the weak financials of telcos, COAI has instead favoured a late 2018 or early 2019 timeline.

“We will be carrying out a consultative process as always to know the views of all the stakeholders, and it will include not only views about reserve prices – which Trai will be ultimately recommending – but also views about the timing and other issues,” Sharma told