In Brief: India to release more wireless spectrum

Apr 20, 2006

India plans to release an additional 45 Megahertz of wireless bandwidth to civilian use in the coming months.

The communications spectrum will be vacated by defense agencies, which will switch over to a fiber-optic network that is considered to be more efficient than the microwave transmissions currently being used by the military, The Telegraph reported Thursday.

Indian telecoms have been clamoring for the release of new spectrum to accommodate booming demand for wireless communications. The new bandwidth will be allocated to mobile-phone operators and eventually for third-generation wireless services.

The move by the Department of Telecommunications is said to be an interim step to fill the spectrum need pending a longer-term deal on shifting defense bandwidth to the civilian sector.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Greenland darkening to continue, predicts CCNY expert Marco Tedesco

Related Stories

Devices or divisive: Mobile technology in the classroom

7 hours ago

Little is known about how new mobile technologies affect students' development of non-cognitive skills such as empathy, self-control, problem solving, and teamwork. Two Boston College researchers say it's ...

Recommended for you

Google big Android Wear update adds functions, fun

1 hour ago

Android Wear's Monday announcement of new features is drawing many compliments from those watching out for what's next in making a smartwatch purchase. The new attractions include the lightness of wearing ...

Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

3 hours ago

Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second ...

IBM earnings dip as sales fall again

12 hours ago

Technology heavyweight IBM reported Monday lower profits in the first quarter following another drop in revenues, this time partly due to the strong dollar.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.