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It was wrong to sell wireless spectrum.
Having been actively associated in the implementation of one of the early GSM systems in India in 1995, I choose to remain stead fast in my opinion I had on this subject from the inception of GSM, that in the fast changing Technology oriented systems, networks, product and services, any planning on long term basis is unworkable both on the technology front as well as in its business propositions. Therefore, the wireless spectrum needed for the operation need to be planned according the same philosophy according to the facts mentioned below. The Government, the regulators and Telecom Industry need to understand and take the issues involved in close coordination between the stake holders so that right decisions are made at the right time, as otherwise it will not only hamper the growth of telecom industry as a whole but also will be harmful for the end users as it will push the country towards losing the benefits of privatization in the long run. In addition to killing the Telecom Goose that lay golden eggs it will also lead to never ending litigation. I have been writing about this to all concerned and also in various print and visual and social media websites for many years now.
Government, the Regulatory authorities and CAG and the Judiciary dealing with Telecom issues should reexamine with an open mind whether giving out Spectrum, a limited national resource to Private industrialists in a long term contact basis is the right choice for the government and a workable business proposition for the Telcos based on the following facts:- See link http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-3