Free For Air

Questions are being raised over a 20 Mhz of frequency allocation in the 1800 Mhz spectrum range to Electroteks Private Limited for free.
Reliable sources close to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) said that Themia Hurulle, Director General of the Commission had approved the allocation at the previous frequency spectrum meeting, against the wishes of the rest of the committee. rn

rnHurulle however told Lanka Business Online that a proposal requesting for frequency was being considered, adding that no allocation had been made so far. rn

rnldblquote We received a proposal from them nearly two months ago, but we have not decided on it yet.

rnIn addition, Hurulle was unable to confirm how the spectrum would be allocated and at what price.rn

rnThe issue has surfaced in the midst of a Cabinet approved spectrum auction in the 1800 Mhz range to the mobile operators and close to the end of a consultancy mission to propose better utilisation of the countrys scares resource. rn

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