New Delhi (Agencies): Telecom regulator TRAI has suggested fixing the price for 6.2 Mhz of pan-India-up 2G spectrum at Rs 10,972.45 crore which is six times the present cost of Rs 1,658 crore.

In its recommendations to the Department of Telecom (DoT), TRAI has also recommended that every Mhz of additional spectrum (on an all-India basis) beyond the contracted limit of 6.2 Mhz would cost a massive Rs 4,571.87 crore.

Majority of the telecom firm, including Bharti, Vodafone, Idea and state-owned companies like BSNL and MTNL, hold extra spectrum beyond 6.2 Mhz and the new norms would put a huge financial burden on these telcos.

"Yes we have submitted the recommendations to the DoT on the revised norms for 2G spectrum pricing,” said TRAI Chairman JS Sarma.

According to the report, the spectrum prices for both categories -- up to 6.2 Mhz and beyond 6.2 Mhz -- vary from circle to circle.

In the category of up to 6.2 Mhz of spectrum, the prices of one Mhz varies from Rs 7.60 crore in the case of Jammu and Kashmir to Rs 187.38 crore in the case of Tamil Nadu.

In the category of beyond 6.2 Mhz of spectrum, the price varies form between Rs 22.89 crore per Mhz in Jammu and Kashmir to a maximum of Rs 431.95 crore in Andhra Pradesh.

The revised prices recommended by TRAI are effective from April 1, 2010, the report said.