According to a report it was clearly shown that the last round of spectrum auction by Indian Government was gone very cold and none of the bidders took interest into “better” but costlier ranges. But according to some experts even after this scenario we can still hope for the best and get better bandwidth speed on your devices.
According to industry experts even though none of the telecom bidders took interest in the last round of the spectrum auction and ignored the 700 MHz and 900 MHz because of them being costly, the user would still be benefitted with better bandwidth speeds as well as better connection ratio would be made in between the end user and the telecom provider.
Rajan S. Mathews who is the Director General of Cellular Operators’ Association of India told IANS in a report, “The appetite for data consumption of the Indian consumers is increasing; so operators need more spectrum. Latest addition will help operators give quality broadband with better speed,”
According to him every consumer in India consumes around 10GB of data per month on regular use and with time it is increasing with around 20-30% every year.
Mahesh Uppal who is the Director of consultancy firm, Com First stated, “The spectrum auction has enabled most players to fill gaps in their network, which means users will be able to choose among several players for mobile broadband services. Further, the additional spectrum will help improve quality of services.”
But it doesn’t seems like Telecom Companies need to worry about anything related to getting more customers as according to Erricsson’s report subscriptions are growing rapidly around 20 per cent each year worldwide.
The report also states that the global broadband subscriptions would surely be reaching the mark of 7.7 billion consumers by 2021. The report further states, “Mobile broadband will complement fixed broadband in some segments, and will be the dominant mode of access in others.”