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Spectrum auction fallout: M&As, virtual telcos, and a white elephant called BSNL

Apr 11, 2015

Spectrum auction fallout: M&As, virtual telcos, and a white elephant called BSNL

The telecom industry will have fewer big players and many more niche players as a result of the recent spectrum auctions which drew revenues of nearly Rs 1.1 lakh crore. #Vodafone #Idea #Airtel #Spectrum Auctions #Reliance Jio #Big Four
2G, 3G spectrum auction begins: Idea, Bharti, Voda and Reliance Jio are players to watch

Mar 04, 2015

2G, 3G spectrum auction begins: Idea, Bharti, Voda and Reliance Jio are players to watch

The success of the ongoing spectrum auctions will depend on four players: Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. How aggressively they bid depends on whether they play to protect existing turf, or to damage their rivals' #Bharti Airtel #Vodafone #Tata Teleservices #RCom #Idea Cellular #Uninor #Spectrum Auctions #Reliance Jio
Modi's investment stimulus of Rs 2-3 lakh crore will be 2 pc of GDP

Jan 06, 2015

Modi's investment stimulus of Rs 2-3 lakh crore will be 2 pc of GDP

The NDa government has indicated that is is planning to raise Rs 2-3 lakh crore through various routes to kickstart public investment and spur growth #Disinvestment #Modi #Coal Auctions #Spectrum Auctions #Public Investment #Vajpayee #NDA govt #Budget 2015-16
New telecom M&A rules: Sibal is trying to get the golden goose to lay eggs faster

Feb 20, 2014

New telecom M&A rules: Sibal is trying to get the golden goose to lay eggs faster

One of the rules proposed for telecom M&As is that buyers must pay a market price for the spectrum. This is unnecessary when spectrum anyway has to be paid for when licences expire #Kapil Sibal #Spectrum Auctions #Telecom M&A #Market-determined Pricing
No winner's curse: Spectrum auction will separate men from boys in telecom

Feb 14, 2014

No winner's curse: Spectrum auction will separate men from boys in telecom

Will tariffs rise and telcos end up with loads of debt on balance-sheets after the high-bidding spectrum auction? Probably not. Most probably, the high bid prices will hasten a consolidation in the industry #Spectrum Auctions
Tax dispute side show, Vodafone here to stay: CEO Marten Pieters

Oct 23, 2013

Tax dispute side show, Vodafone here to stay: CEO Marten Pieters

"Vodafone is only in telecoms and Vodafone has over and over said that we are here to stay. We are here to be one of the main telecom players in India. We love India," Pieters said. #Vodafone #TheySaidIt #Marten Pieters #Spectrum Auctions #Vodafone tax disput #Vodafone CEO
SC has ensured telecom does not lay any  'golden egg' : Sibal

Apr 04, 2013

SC has ensured telecom does not lay any 'golden egg' : Sibal

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today said the "golden goose" of telecom sector will not lay the golden egg "for a little while", thanks to the Supreme Court judgement. #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #Kapil Sibal #Telecom sector #Spectrum Auctions
Govt may not auction 1800, 900 mhz spectrum simultaneously

Apr 02, 2013

Govt may not auction 1800, 900 mhz spectrum simultaneously

It is possible that auctions for 900 mhz spectrum band may not be conducted alongside the 1,800 mhz band this time. #WhyNow #DoT #Spectrum Auctions #1800 MHz
Telcos owe govt Rs 9,600 cr for licence, spectrum charges

Mar 13, 2013

Telcos owe govt Rs 9,600 cr for licence, spectrum charges

Telecom firms owe the government a whopping Rs 9,636.34 crore as outstanding amount for spectrum usage charges and licence fees, Parliament was informed today. #Numbers #Vodafone #Reliance Communications #2G licences #Spectrum Auctions #Telecom companies