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2G, 3G spectrum auction begins; govt eyeing over Rs 80K-cr revenue

Mar 04, 2015

2G, 3G spectrum auction begins; govt eyeing over Rs 80K-cr revenue

The auction is the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves which may fetch the government over Rs 82,000 crore. A total of 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three bands -- the premium 900 MHz band, 1,800 MHz and 800 MHz -- is put on sale besides 5 MHz in the 2,100 MHz band across 17 out of 22 telecom areas in the country. #2G #Vodafone #3G #Reliance Telecom #Airtel #SpectrumAuctions
Govt's payday from 2G spectrum auction could be delayed. Here's why

Feb 27, 2015

Govt's payday from 2G spectrum auction could be delayed. Here's why

India's latest effort to auction its telecom airwaves is likely to face delays to its latter stages, after the Supreme Court said on Thursday that no decision would be final until a round of legal complaints on the sale mechanisms was completed. #China #Bharti Airtel #Mukesh Ambani #2G #Supreme Court #Anil Ambani #RCom #SpectrumAuctions
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
Spectrum pricing: Why Sibal is right and Yashwant Sinha wrong

Nov 13, 2013

Spectrum pricing: Why Sibal is right and Yashwant Sinha wrong

Why would telcos want to begin bidding at a very high base prices for spectrum bands which are anyway not going to hold as much value as before for them? #telecom #Kapil Sibal #Yashwant Sinha #SpectrumAuctions #airwaves
Telecom EGoM to discuss M&A rules, auctions on Nov 22

Nov 12, 2013

Telecom EGoM to discuss M&A rules, auctions on Nov 22

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission has suggested about 25 percent higher base price compared to the amount recommended by sectoral regulator Trai for radiowaves used for mobile phone services for the proposed auction. #M&A #EGoM #DoT #Telecom Commission #SpectrumAuctions
Trai won't heed lobbies, sticks to guns on lower spectrum price

Oct 24, 2013

Trai won't heed lobbies, sticks to guns on lower spectrum price

Now that TRAI has not amended a single important recommendation spectrum pricing, the Telecom Commission will take a final decision on October 29 before sending its recommendations to the Empowered Group of Ministers. Spectrum auctions are slated to be held in January next year. #GSM #Rahul Khullar #TRAI #PolicyWatch #CDMA #SpectrumAuctions