As per industry sources, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is working with The Ministry of Defence, Department of Space, and Ministry of Home Affairs to come up with a new law that will determine how the allotment of the spectrum will be done for several government and defence purposes.

Reportedly, the new law will be termed as the ‘Wireless & Spectrum Act’ and will replace the ‘India Wireless Act, 1933’. The goal behind this new law is to create a roadmap for all wireless communications such as satellite and mobile with the best global practices and standards.

Meanwhile, the new law is expected to cover issues around the allotment, auction, and reservation of the critical and scarce airwaves among other details. Further, the law would enable the government to allocate or auction airwaves depending on the need of the hour.