Rs 6500000000000 entry fee at stake

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has mooted an idea to give free spectrum in E & V-Bands to anyone who agrees to pay just Rs 10,000 as entry-fee. This spectrum is worth at least Rs 2.57 lakh crore to Rs 6.42 lakh crore (calculated at the band of 2 pc to 5 pc of 4G spectrum cost). This, the DoT is doing by misguiding the Prime Minister with employment generation scenarios in rural areas due to massive rollout of broadband services by Public Data Offices (PDOs). The DoT is equating this move with the PCOs (Public Call Offices).