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TRAI's spectrum trading recommendations expected on Jan 27

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 16:39

Telecom regulator TRAI is likely to come out with its detailed recommendations on spectrum trading by January 27 after final discussions with industry players on January 21.

Telecom Commission to meet again in 2-3 days on spectrum fee

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 20:53

"Telecom Commission discussed the matter (spectrum usage charge) but it needs further deliberations. There will be another meeting next 2-3 days for further discussion," a government official said after meeting.

Trai wants DoT to relax auction terms for telecom operators

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 22:41

According to Trai, if a telecom operator misses the deadline for rolling out networks there can be a maximum penalty of Rs 7 crore in the 5-phase roll-out, and beyond the grace period the company's licence can be cancelled.

Telecom stocks tumble on CAG audit scare, down up to 4.4%

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:57

Shares of Tata Teleservices Maharashtra plunged 4.4 percent, while Idea Cellular fell by 1.88 percent on the BSE.

No place for CAG interfering into private cos books: Ficci

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:08

In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court on Monday held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) can audit the accounts of private telecom operators under the relevant provisions of the law.

CAG can audit private telecom companies' accounts: HC

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 12:12

In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court Monday held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) can audit the accounts of private telecom operators under the relevant provisions of the law.

DoT modifies spectrum auction terms, load on bidders may go up

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 18:34

The changes are also expected to facilitate faster roll out of 4G technology networks.

TRAI starts CDMA spectrum valuation process for fresh auction

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 17:54

After a series of communication with the Department of Telecom, sectoral regulator TRAI Monday invited views of interested entities on valuation of CDMA spectrum proposed to be sold through auction.

Telecom Prospects brighten due to favourable policies in 2013

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 15:51

After a two year run-in with controversies, telecom sector now looks stable and seems back on its feet with initial investment proposal of over Rs 11,000 crore received in 2013.

Spectrum auction delayed by 10 days to Feb 3

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 20:01

India`s planned mobile phone spectrum auction will start on February 3, the government said on Saturday, delaying the bidding by 10 days from the original schedule.

DoT estimates Rs 3,738 cr loss on lowering SUC from 3 licences

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:13

The Department of Telecom has estimated that lowering annual spectrum fee as recommended by TRAI will cause the national exchequer a minimum loss of Rs 3,738 crore on renewal of the three licences that are due to expire in 2014.

Telco chiefs demand uniform spectrum fee of 1% before auction

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 23:31

Spectrum usage charge, which is levied annually by government as percentage of revenue earned by telecom companies from telecom services, varies between 3 to 8 percent in case of mobile operators.