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Trai proposes 48% hike in minimum bid price for 800 MHz spectrum

Feb 23, 2014

Trai proposes 48% hike in minimum bid price for 800 MHz spectrum

The telecommunications regulator has recommended a 48 percent increase in the minimum bid price for airwaves in the 800 megahertz band in a planned auction. #telecom #TRAI #SpectrumAuctions #Bidding #800 MHZ
Cash-rich Reliance's surprise entry will heat up 2G  spectrum battle

Jan 17, 2014

Cash-rich Reliance's surprise entry will heat up 2G spectrum battle

Reliance, controlled by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, sits on a cash pile of nearly $15 billion, which gives it an advantage at the spectrum auction over rivals like market leader Bharti Airtel, which had nearly $10 billion in debt as of end-September. #Bharti Airtel #Mukesh Ambani #Idea Cellular #SpectrumAuctions #2gSpectrum #Reliance Jio
DoT's stubborn stance on 1800 mhz spectrum could hurt auctions

Nov 29, 2013

DoT's stubborn stance on 1800 mhz spectrum could hurt auctions

The auction of 1800 mhz spectrum band is tying the Department of Telecom (DoT) in knots. Several issues have surfaced with the auction of this band, including how much spectrum to auction and what to do about non-contiguous spectrum in this band. #Department of Telecom #Spectrum Auction #SpectrumAuctions #Telecom companies
Question mark over CDMA auctions in January

Nov 18, 2013

Question mark over CDMA auctions in January

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is moving ahead with plans to auction airwaves in two frequencies - 1800 mhz and 900 mhz - which are both used for 2G services this January and wanted to also conduct auctions for 800 mhz simultaneously. But now that the regulator seems adamant in not submitting its price recommendations in time, how can CDMA auctions take place? #2G #3G #CDMA #SpectrumAuctions
Little demand for voice: Why DoT should prioritise 3G auctions over 2G

Nov 18, 2013

Little demand for voice: Why DoT should prioritise 3G auctions over 2G

. 2G airwaves support just voice whereas 3G spectrum supports voice, data, video besides facilitating services like mobile banking, video streaming, internet banking etc. No wonder then that every telco now wants more bandwidth in the third generation (3G) spectrum. #2G #telecom #3G #DoT #SpectrumAuctions