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GSMA calls for reduction in spectrum reserve prices

The GSM Association, through the voice of its director general, Anne Bouverot, has something to say abouth the spectrum auction in India: "The absence of bidders for the 1800 and 900 MHz and a lone bidder in 800MHz for the spectrum auction earlier this month, which is a clear signal that mobile operators are not willing to pay unreasonably high prices for spectrum”. The GSMA wants the Indian Government to significantly reduce the proposed reserve prices for the upcoming auction. The GSMA likes the local authority to focus on the longer term and reminds that, according to a study, a 10 % expansion in mobile penetration increases productivity by 4.2 percentage points. The association says the benefits will be particularly felt in a country like India, which has a significant and largely unconnected rural population.

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