WiMAX license auction in India delayed again

Those vendors, including Alvarion, hoping to capitalize on the Indian market in light of an expected 3G and WiMAX license auction this month will once again have to wait, it appears.

The auction will now reportedly begin in April, according to Dow Jones. WiMAX suppliers have been clamoring for a chance at this market, which will likely be the world's largest market for WiMAX. Numerous delays have plagued India's planned auctions, including disputes with the Department of Defense over frequencies and reserve pricing of the licenses.

Interestingly, India's Department of Telecom and regulators are also looking at more auctions shortly after the 3G and WiMAX auctions to support 4G services in the 700MHz band. The 2.5GHz band is being allocated for WiMAX because it is available today.

For more:
- see this Rethink Wireless article

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