The study was commissioned in tandem by COAI and AUSPI
, whose related aims include sustaining a world-class cellular infrastructure in India, the new finding come as a response to growing public concern over myths associated with the emissions from the cellular mobile towers and its alleged health effects on the human body.
Telecom industry bodies COAI and AUSPI
had approached Trai to review its decision on discriminatory pricing regulation and allow telecom operators to provide exclusive content on their network at rates that would enable them to grow their business.
COAI and AUSPI
had said that the annual compensation due to dropped calls might range from Rs.
Representing GSM and CDMA operators, COAI and AUSPI
have jointly addressed a letter to the telecom regulator, expressing their concerns regarding the new guidelines.
The telecom regulator on February 22 had recommended a base price of ` 2,685 crore per MHz for CDMA airwaves, which, AUSPI
said, is 47 per cent higher than the minimum price earlier approved by the empowered group of ministers on telecom, and 80 per cent higher than the base price of 1,800 MHz-- generally known as 2G spectrum.
, the industry body for dual-technology and CDMA players, said the industry was happy over the proposal to go ahead with the 800 MHz spectrum auction.
So, you do the best you can under the circumstances and I suppose that is what they have done," Moneycontrol quotes Ashok Sud, Secretary General Of AUSPI