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WRC meet turns down 470-698 MHz spectrum band to India for mobile communication

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NEW DELHI: Following the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) last month in Geneva, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has been informed that the frequency band 470-698 MHz has not been identified for International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) for India.

Conveying this information received from the Communications and Information Technnology Ministry, Minister of State for I&B told Parliament today that his Ministry and Prasar Bharati had earlier given their concurrence to the proposal in this regard from the Telecom Department.

He said the I&B Ministry had laid down the condition that this was acceptable provided the present and future requirements of Doordarshan and terrestrial broadcasting will be given due priority.

The Communications & IT Ministry after due approval and a decision by Committee of Secretaries sent a proposal for identification of the frequency band 470-698 MHz for IMT services for India under Agenda item 1.1 of WRC of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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