The government has allotted Broad Band Wireless Access (BWA) Spectrum for 4G services to six different service providers through Auction apart from BSNL & MTNL, as informed by Milind Deora , the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology.
BSNL has provided 50077 connections through 4G/WiMAX and Bharti Airtel 3180 subscribers through 4G network.
In August 2011 TRAI released a consultation paper “IMT Advances Mobile Wireless Broadband Services”. Comments have been received from 23 stakeholders, which are available on TRAI’s website www.trai.gov.in. The comments received are being examined by the Authority.