The Government of India led by the vociferous Kapil Sibal, who seems to believe that higher decibel levels means the Truth and the assertion by others in the Comedy group led by Sonia Gandhi have stated that if the CAG’s report of the notional loss of Rs.1,76,000 lakh crore were true, where is it, as the recent auction of the 22 Licences of 2G brought only 9400 Crore?(‘
The auction for second-generation (2G) mobile phone licences raised 94bn rupees ($1.7bn; £1bn). The government had wanted closer to 400bn rupees.
Many companies had complained that prices were set too high. BBC)
Many seem to believe this non sense.
2GMobility and Bandwidth
2G is an out dated Technology, where you can not transfer data like SMS and we now have 3G raging in the market.
The band now is 1800 Megahertz , while 900 Megahertz is not auctioned at all.
For non technical idiots like me, this means,the loin cloth that has been superseded by Sarong,is ignored and now the High end X front underwear has come into the market.
Why would some one buy a Loin Cloth?
Even then, the present auction fetched 9400 Crore for 22 Licences while Raja’s first come first served brought not even this much for 122 licences!
The Government knew that the technology is out dated so much that they did not auction 900 mega Hertz as they knew it would be a Dud.
Again to justify their stand that there was no loss, they have deliberately auctioned this now and the Corporate cooperated by forming a cartel to quote a lower price;even then greed out stripped manipulation and the present auction brought in 9400 Crore!
As poet Bharathi put it ‘பேய் அரசாண்டால் , பிணம் தின்னும் சாத்திரங்கள் ‘
If the Devil Rules, Righteous Laws shall eat Corpse,
’2G (or 2-G) is short for second-generation wireless telephone technology. Second generation 2G cellular telecom networks were commercially launched on the GSM standard in Finland byRadiolinja (now part of Elisa Oyj) in 1991. Three primary benefits of 2G networks over their predecessors were that phone conversations were digitally encrypted; 2G systems were significantly more efficient on the spectrum allowing for far greater mobile phone penetration levels; and 2G introduced data services for mobile, starting with SMS text messages.
After 2G was launched, the previous mobile telephone systems were retrospectively dubbed 1G. While radio signals on 1G networks are analog, radio signals on 2G networks are digital. Both systems use digital signaling to connect the radio towers (which listen to the handsets) to the rest of the telephone system.
2G has been superseded by newer technologies such as 2.5G, 2.75G, 3G, and 4G; however, 2G networks are still used in many parts of the world.’
.The Centre on Thursday justified in the Supreme Court non-auctioning of 900 MHz spectrum in 2G licences on November 12 along with 1800 and 800 MHz spectrum as it was not the subject matter of 122 licences which were cancelled pursuant to the February 2 judgment.
In an affidavit, the Telecom Secretary R. Chandrasekhar said “no spectrum in the 900 MHz band was put to auction pursuant to the judgment of this Court because no spectrum in the said band of 900 MHz was subject matter of the judgment dated February 2 and further, in any event, there is no available spectrum in this band of 900 MHz. The entire 25 MHz of spectrum in the 900 MHz band available for communication purposes is being fully utilized.”
The Centre gave a chart of licences with date of issue and period of expiry to drive home the point that at the time of expiry from 2014, the band 900 MHz would be available for fresh auction. It said “the spectrum that has been put to auction now is in terms of the final decision taken by the Central Government after duly considering the recommendations of TRAI, Redistribution of 900 MHz spectrum among all the GSM operators would mean fragmenting the spectrum below 5 MHz block. The 900MHz band is valuable from 3G point of view and utilising it for 2G purposes would mean uneconomic use of a valuable commodity.