2G spectrum

2G spectrum case: Date of verdict to be decided on December 5

2G spectrum case: Date of verdict to be decided on December 5

The date of verdict in the high-profile 2G spectrum scam cases will be decided on December 5, 2017, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Delhi said on Tuesday while adjourning t

Nov 07, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
Court defers 2G spectrum case to November 7

Court defers 2G spectrum case to November 7

The court said it might decide the date of judgement on the next date fixed for hearing.

Oct 25, 2017, 10:57 AM IST
2G Case: SC threatens to cancel Aircel licence if promoters fail to appear in special court

2G Case: SC threatens to cancel Aircel licence if promoters fail to appear in special court

The Superme Court on Friday stayed transfer of 2G licence from Malaysia's Maxis which was originally alloted to Aircel to any other telecom company.

Jan 06, 2017, 12:18 PM IST
Had informed PM Manmohan Singh about Law Ministry's opinion on 2G issue: Raja

Had informed PM Manmohan Singh about Law Ministry's opinion on 2G issue: Raja

Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday told a special court that he had informed then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the Law Ministry's opinion to refer the matter of processing of applications seeking 2G spectrum to an empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM).

Feb 03, 2016, 19:24 PM IST
A Raja had misled then PM Manmohan Singh on 2G policy matters: CBI to court

A Raja had misled then PM Manmohan Singh on 2G policy matters: CBI to court

Former Telecom Minister A Raja had "misled" then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding policy of first-come-first-served (FCFS) which was to be followed for allocation of 2G spectrum, CBI on Monday told a special court.

Dec 21, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

2G scam: Unitech Group firms knowingly misrepresented facts, says CBI

The CBI Wednesday claimed in a special court that Unitech Group firms had knowingly and fraudulently misrepresented facts in their applications before the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for bagging 2G spectrum licences.

Nov 18, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

Govt issues guidelines to liberalise 2G spectrum

The development is likely to benefit almost all incumbent telecom operators like Reliance Communications, Aircel, Tata Teleservices, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular.

Nov 05, 2015, 17:13 PM IST
Govt allows sharing of all mobile spectrum - present and future

Govt allows sharing of all mobile spectrum - present and future

The government has allowed sharing of all spectrum available at present, and similar norms will apply to radiowave frequencies in new bands which will be allocated in future.

Oct 01, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

2G: A Raja had actual dominion over policy matters, CBI to court

CBI Friday told a special court that being the then Telecom minister, A Raja had "actual dominion" over policy matters pertaining to allocation of 2G spectrum and he had accepted it during his defence in the case.

Aug 07, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Loop Telecom Ltd was 'front company' for Essar: CBI to court

Advancing the ongoing final arguments in the case, Special public prosecutor Anand Grover said that violation of clause 8 of UASL guidelines by the accused firms was a crucial factor.

Aug 03, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

2G case: Raja "illegally" granted spectrum to ineligible firms, says ED

Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday told a special court that former Telecom Minister A Raja had "illegally" granted 2G spectrum licences to ineligible firms for which Rs 200 crore was allegedly transferred to Kalaignar TV, owned by DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's family.

Jun 01, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

2G scam: Court dismisses Vinod Goenka's pleas to go abroad

A special court on Wednesday dismissed the pleas of Swan Telecom promoter Vinod Goenka, facing trial in 2G spectrum and money laundering cases, to go abroad observing that such appeals put "unnecessary strain" on court's time and resources.

Apr 01, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

India's top three mobile phone operators spend $13.6 billion in airwaves auction

India`s top three mobile phone network operators have spent a combined $13.6 billion in a government auction of airwaves to secure almost 80 percent of the spectrum on offer, reinforcing their positions in the world`s second-biggest mobile market.

Mar 27, 2015, 08:54 AM IST
Spectrum auction bids cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark

Spectrum auction bids cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark

Government's proceeds from the spectrum auction Thursday crossed Rs 1 lakh crore mark as aggressive bidding took place across all bands on the eighth day of the biggest sale of 2G and 3G airwaves.

Mar 12, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

Spectrum auction Day 7: Bids reach Rs 96,000 crore

Bids for spectrum grew to around Rs 96,000 crore at the end of seventh day of auction Wednesday, after surprisingly dipping to Rs 92,200 crore yesterday for the biggest-ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves.

Mar 11, 2015, 21:40 PM IST
Spectrum auction Day 5: Govt garners bids worth Rs 94,000 cr

Spectrum auction Day 5: Govt garners bids worth Rs 94,000 cr

The government has garnered Rs 94,000 crore worth of bids from telecom players at the end of five days of spectrum auction Monday.

Mar 09, 2015, 21:36 PM IST
Spectrum auction Day 3: Govt garners bids worth Rs 77,000 cr

Spectrum auction Day 3: Govt garners bids worth Rs 77,000 cr

The DoT added the auction of spectrum in 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz and 800 MHz Bands recommenced Friday and 6 rounds of bidding were completed.

Mar 06, 2015, 22:24 PM IST
Day 2 of spectrum auction ends; bids grow to Rs 65,000 cr

Day 2 of spectrum auction ends; bids grow to Rs 65,000 cr

The government was expecting to raise over Rs 82,000 crore from the auction, but the final amount may go much higher if bids continue at such an aggressive pace.

Mar 05, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

Spectrum auctions will lead to high tariffs, competition: S&P

The ongoing spectrum auctions, which fetched over Rs 60,000 crore on the very first day, are likely to intensify competition among major telecom players, leading to higher tariffs, and will also increase the gap between top operators and smaller ones, says a report.

Mar 05, 2015, 20:58 PM IST
Spectrum auction Day 2: Govt receives bids in all 4 bands

Spectrum auction Day 2: Govt receives bids in all 4 bands

The total spectrum put to auction is 103.75 MHz in 800 MHz band, 177.8 MHz in 900 MHz band and 99.2 MHz in 1,800 MHz band for second generation (2G) telephony.

Mar 05, 2015, 17:21 PM IST