Some grey Ar­eas need to be Ad­dressed

Voice&Data - - NTP -

1. The sec­tor is still strug­gling with a mas­sive cu­mu­la­tive debt of around INR 4.6 lakh crores, while rev­enues have fallen to un­der INR 2 lakh crore. They have yet to re­cover from the past up­heavals of the 2009, voice tar­iff war or the ex­pen­sive spec­trum auc­tions in the years that fol­lowed. 2. The poor fi­nan­cial health of the sec­tor has cul­mi­nated in con­sol­i­da­tion. TRAI has sug­gested spec­trum trad­ing be al­lowed across all bands and for M&A where there is ex­cess spec­trum, the merged en­tity should be al­lowed to trade spec­trum.

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