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Bharti Airtel buying Telenor India is indeed a Reliance Jio effect and a smart move
Business

Bharti Airtel buying Telenor India is indeed a Reliance Jio effect and a smart move

Industry watchers say Bharti Airtel's Telenor acquisition could be a smart move on the pricing front

Not a failure but a record in terms of sales, says Communications Minister about spectrum auction
News & Analysis

Not a failure but a record in terms of sales, says Communications Minister about spectrum auction

Trying to brush aside criticism about the just-concluded telecom spectrum auction, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday the bidding process was not a failure.

Government to hold spectrum auction in September; expects to raise Rs 64,000 crore
News & Analysis

Government to hold spectrum auction in September; expects to raise Rs 64,000 crore

Government expects to hold the mega spectrum auction in September, through which it hopes to garner Rs. 5.66 lakh crores, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday.

Upcoming telecom spectrum auction will most likely increase your mobile bill, say experts
News & Analysis

Upcoming telecom spectrum auction will most likely increase your mobile bill, say experts

Auction of telecom spectrum due March 4 may burn a hole in the pockets of the operators and may increase call and data charges, experts have opined.

Defence ministry to release only 25% of total 3G spectrum required by DoT for auctions in 17 circles
News & Analysis

Defence ministry to release only 25% of total 3G spectrum required by DoT for auctions in 17 circles

The Defence Ministry may release only 5 MHz of 3G spectrum, one fourth of total quantity sought by DoT for conducting auction in 17 out of 22 telecom service areas in the country.

Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by end of year: Telecom Minister
India

Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by end of year: Telecom Minister

"Guidelines will be in place by end of year on spectrum trading and sharing," Prasad said at the press conference marking the first 100 days in the ministry.

 Telecom spectrum allocation transparent: Prasad
India

Telecom spectrum allocation transparent: Prasad

Prasad said Rs 17,756.71 crore revenue was collected by the government as spectrum usage charge between 2011-14 while Rs 19,989.43 crore was generated through auction of spectrum between 2012-14.

Spectrum trading: Telcos don't need govt nod, must notify deal in advance
Business

Spectrum trading: Telcos don't need govt nod, must notify deal in advance

Telecom operators met Trai Chairman Rahul Khullar yesterday to discuss the guidelines for the implementation of spectrum trading, which are expected to be released within a few days.<br /><br />

DoT asks Airtel, others to submit report on location based services
Business

DoT asks Airtel, others to submit report on location based services

DoT said operators were asked to submit the compliance report with respect to accuracies achieved so far by them, which can be used as input for deciding the methodology of measurement and for preparing roadmap for implementation of the accuracies.<br /><br />

Will 900 mhz spectrum decide future role play in telecom industry?
Business

Will 900 mhz spectrum decide future role play in telecom industry?

As per earnest money deposits made by telecom companies last week, only three players will be bidding for 5 mhz spectrum pan India in each in the two spectrum bands. These are Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio.

Vodafone, RIL, prepare for spectrum battle, submit multi-crore guarantees
Business

Vodafone, RIL, prepare for spectrum battle, submit multi-crore guarantees

Vodafone has offered a bank guarantee of Rs 2,800 crore while RIL arm Reliance Jio, which owns a nationwide licence for high-speed 4G mobile phone networks, has put in a bank surety of Rs 2,600 crore.<br /><br />

Telcos overreacting to Reliance Jio entry in spectrum auction
Business

Telcos overreacting to Reliance Jio entry in spectrum auction

The telecom market has improved significantly for incumbents in the last one year. Tariffs have risen, spectrum base price is reduced significantly, norms for mergers and acquisition will soon be liberalised so incumbents are already witnessing a reversal of fortunes.

January telecom spectrum auction can fetch govt Rs 48,000 crore
Business

January telecom spectrum auction can fetch govt Rs 48,000 crore

The Cabinet has approved recommendations made by the Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

EGoM okays M&A rules, merged entities to pay current mkt price for spectrum
Economy

EGoM okays M&A rules, merged entities to pay current mkt price for spectrum

In a merger, the resultant entity has to pay market rates for holding spectrum above 4.4 MHz that was allotted to the companies administratively at old rates.

Roaming charges: After Airtel, Vodafone gets Rs 100 cr fine for violating licence terms
Business

Roaming charges: After Airtel, Vodafone gets Rs 100 cr fine for violating licence terms

The department of telecommunication has fined Vodafone Rs 100 crore for violating licence norms on the SLD service that allows roaming customers to be on local networks and thereby avoid paying roaming and STD charges.

2G scam: Court warns Niira Radia for evading questions
Business

2G scam: Court warns Niira Radia for evading questions

Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia was today warned by a Delhi court for "evading" questions relating to the 2G spectrum allocation case in which she is considered as a "sensitive" and "important" witness.

Despite Montek opposition will Cabinet charge spectrum fee?
Business

Despite Montek opposition will Cabinet charge spectrum fee?

In strongly worded letters both Montek Singh Ahluwalia and AUSPI, a lobby for CDMA service providers have objected to the EGoM's recommendation to charge a one-time fee for excess spectrum allocations.