Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India stated that the policy regime to allocate radio frequency or spectrum should be done fair, transparent and in equitable manner.
While inaugurating the Indian Telecom 2007, he stated that it should not create any entry barrier for newcomers or barriers to the continued growth of the sector. The Indian telecommunications industry has been divided into two groups over the contentious spectrum issue. In this dispute, GSM technology operators are demanding that they should be given the first priority in rolling out their services. On the other hand, CDMA operators are fighting for equal treatment at par with the GSM players.