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Airtel, Vodafone subscribers to face network issues in few cities

Airtel And Vodafone

As reported earlier that Vodafone has asked the government to allot the spectrum for which the telco has made the payment in the last February auction. However, the Department of Telecom still not paid any heed to the request made by the operator and as a result cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata can face sever issues related to mobile signal in the coming months.

The auction for the airwaves took place last year in the month of February and despite paying the amount the telcos have still not been allotted with the desired spectrum. Major telecom operators like Vodafone, Airtel have spectrum in the three cities and their old licenses are set to expire this month. After the complaint made by Vodafone, the Telecom Commission asked DoT to allot the spectrum the operators.

Also Read: Vodafone asks for urgent allocation of spectrum

One of the main issues the operators face is that it takes at least six months to smoothly transition the network from old spectrum to the newly allocated one. So, keeping this in mind the telcos are trying to get an extension of six months in order to make the transition smooth. If they are given this extension then the services will be smooth and the subscribers will not face any problem.

Also Read: Telecom Commission asks DoT to allocate spectrum to the operators

As per the Times Of India report, an industry official stated that, the process of shifting frequencies it not very easy as a large amount of groundwork needs to be done. This involves new tower locations, antennae tuning, network configuration and more. The Cellular Operators Association of India is also supporting the operators on the six month extension issue.

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