DoT floats draft proposal on 4G spectrum to MTNL, BSNL
23rd Apr 2019

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has sent a draft cabinet note on 4G spectrum allocation to Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) and implementation of voluntary retirement scheme in these companies. Comments from some of the key ministries are awaited.

Both the companies have sought spectrum for 4G services through equity infusion from the government.

MTNL was set up by the Government of India to upgrade the quality of telecom services, expand the telecom network, and introduce new services and to raise revenue for telecom development needs of India's key metros -- Delhi and Mumbai.