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Moderate participation expected in spectrum auctions; telecom industry's debt to elevate at Rs 4.6 lakh cr in FY21: ICRA
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Moderate participation expected in spectrum auctions; telecom industry's debt to elevate at Rs 4.6 lakh cr in FY21: ICRA

Rating agency ICRA expects moderate participation for the upcoming spectrum auctions at Rs 55,000-Rs 60,000 crore due to the limited financial flexibility of the industry

Spectrum auctions in India likely in second half of 2020, says Moody's; majority of telecom operators under huge debt
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Spectrum auctions in India likely in second half of 2020, says Moody's; majority of telecom operators under huge debt

Sale of spectrum in 2019 is unlikely, especially given the telcos' request to the government to restructure their existing spectrum debt

Vodafone Idea seeks 2-year moratorium for Rs 10,000 cr spectrum payment citing high debt, stress
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Vodafone Idea seeks 2-year moratorium for Rs 10,000 cr spectrum payment citing high debt, stress

Vodafone and Idea have participated in five auctions before merging their mobile business

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

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

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

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

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

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

MTS shutting operations in UP East circle today
News & Analysis

MTS shutting operations in UP East circle today

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), which offers telecom services under the MTS brand, will be shutting down its operations in Uttar Pradesh (East)...

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

Govt may not auction 1800, 900 mhz spectrum simultaneously
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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.

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

RIL trashes GSM lobby; Sibal rejects allegations of favouring co
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RIL trashes GSM lobby; Sibal rejects allegations of favouring co

In a strongly worded letter to the Department of Telecom (DoT) this evening, Reliance Jio Infocomm has used part sarcasm, part logic and part bravado to point out that the incumbents' objections on DoT allowing Reliance to offer voice.

Govt likely to get Rs 23,000 cr through one-time fee
Economy

Govt likely to get Rs 23,000 cr through one-time fee

The government is likely to get over Rs 23,000 crore through one-time spectrum fee that has been levied on mobile operators for holding spectrum beyond a prescribed limit, Parliament was informed today.

2G case: Attorney General to testify as witness on February 27
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2G case: Attorney General to testify as witness on February 27

Attorney General (AG) Ghoolam E Vahanvati is likely to appear on February 27 before a Delhi court trying the 2G spectrum allocation scam accused to depose as a prosecution witness in the case.

Sistema Shyam submits application for spectrum auction
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Sistema Shyam submits application for spectrum auction

Telecom operator Sistema Shyam Teleservices (STSL) today submitted application to bid for CDMA spectrum in the upcoming auction.

Govt to mop up Rs 43k cr from spectrum sale at base price
Economy

Govt to mop up Rs 43k cr from spectrum sale at base price

The government will get Rs 43,011 crore if all the spectrum is sold at at the base price in the auction, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said today.

MTS to end operations in 10 circles from March 23 this year
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MTS to end operations in 10 circles from March 23 this year

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which offers telecom services under the MTS brand, will be shutting down operations in 10 circles: Assam, Andhra Pradesh...