Videocon Telecom has announced that the telco is in talks with other telecom operators for spectrum sharing agreements in Madhya Pradesh including Chhattisgarh, Gujarat & Haryana telecom circles. If you do not know, spectrum sharing policy allows two operates to mutually pool radio frequencies to enable them to effectively use the airwaves & enhances wireless bandwidth. Videocon Telecom, is already in discussion with one of the operators on the same for its MP&CG, Gujarat and Haryana circles.
Speaking on the announcement of spectrum sharing, Mr. Arvind Bali, Director & CEO, Videocon Telecommunications Ltd. said
“We welcome the much awaited and most sought after spectrum sharing policy . I think the policy shall definitely help in optimum utilization of the most scarce resource. This will not only help improve quality of service, reduce call drops but also further accelerate rollout of new technologies in the country. We will be actively participating in the opportunity. As we speak, we are crystallizing our plan on spectrum sharing and will definitely be inking spectrum-sharing pacts with other telcos.”
“Our plan is to either pool our spectrum with partner operator and allocate 5Mhz for 4G data and 5Mhz for 2G voice or upgrade our Network to 4G, and shift 2G voice on one of the existing players. This way the partner operator and we will be able to offer both 4G and 2G services on each other’s Network and optimally utilise the available spectrum, at the same time, ensuring QoS. We plan to do this in MP&CG, Gujarat and Haryana circles and we have already initiated discussions with one of the operator on this. In Punjab telecom circle, however, we will be sharing spectrum with other telcos to improve Quality of our 2G services.”
The plan here being to allocate 5Mhz for 4G data and 5Mhz for 2G voice or upgrade their Network to 4G, and shift 2G voice on one of the existing players. This way both Videocon Telecom and the partner operator will be able to offer both 4G and 2G services on each other’s Network and optimally utilise the available spectrum, at the same time, ensuring and enhancing QoS.