Reliance Jio Opposes the Commercial Use of Satellite Spectrum Without Auction

In a letter to the DoT, Jio urged that the companies should be repaid the amount paid for spectrum purchases through an auction if FWA for satellite communication players is allowed.

The granting of the satellite communication licenses through an administrative method is the choice made under the new Telecommunication Bill, 2023.

Jio requested in a letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) that companies be refunded for the amount paid for spectrum purchase through an auction.

For the uninitiated, FWA technology provides fixed broadband connection over radio frequencies.

Jio is one of several big brands competing for a license in India’s satellite broadband market.

The DoT may include restrictions prohibiting satellite communication providers from directly offering services to retail clients, according to the article.