De-link WiMax, 3G Auctions: WiMax Forum

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 10, 2009

WiMAX Forum, an association of technology providers of high-speed wireless broadband Internet access, recently urged the government to de-link spectrum auction for WiMax services from that of 3G services.

The Forum stressed that as WiMax services require different spectrum band and involves less capex and faster rollout, its auction can be conducted ahead of 3G if it is de-linked.

CS Rao, WiMax Forum (India) chairman, said, "Our broadband penetration is minuscule and clubbing the two auctions has meant that unless and  until any decision is made on the 3G spectrum auction, the consumers would continue to be deprived of even the wireless broadband services."