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2G spectrum auction will be subject to final verdict: SC

The Supreme Court Thursday made it clear that the auction for 2G spectrum will go ahead according to the schedule from March 4 subject to the outcome of matter before it.

2G PMLA case: Court to pass order on framing charges on Oct 31

Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to pass the order on framing of charges today, deferred it till October 31, saying the order was not yet ready.

Specturm auction: TRAI suggests 10% higher price for next round

TRAI has recommended about 10 percent higher price for next round of spectrum in the 1800 Mhz band, known as 2G spectrum.

Spectrum allocation to winning companies by May: DoT

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Aircel, Reliance Communications and Telewings (Uninor) have won spectrum in 1800 Mhz band cumulatively for Rs 37,572.60 crore.

Spectrum auction: Last date for payment extended to March 3

The Department of Telecom has extended the spectrum payment date to March 3 for companies that won radiowaves in the recently concluded auction.

Spectrum auction ends; govt receives bids worth over Rs 60K cr

The auction for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands saw strong contest for the radiowaves among eight telecom companies, with the bidding stretching to 68 rounds.

Spectrum auction bids cross Rs 61,000 cr

Aggressive bidding was seen on the 9th day of telecom spectrum auction for 1800 Mhz band, taking the total value of radiowaves to Rs 61,093.83 crore Wednesday.

Telco chiefs demand uniform spectrum fee of 1% before auction

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.

DoT to calculate one-time spectrum fee afresh after auction

"We will need to re-calculate it (the one-time spectrum charge) once auctions are completed," a DoT official said.

Trai view on CDMA spectrum auction placed before EGoM: DoT

"The reply (to Trai letter) will go today," an official source said.

'Implement uniform spectrum usage charge before auction'

Trai had suggested that the annual SUC be set at a flat 3 percent of companies' revenue for the spectrum they buy from auctions.

EGoM backs diluted plans of cheaper telecom spectrum price

The EGoM also asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to suggest a base price for the 800 MHz spectrum, which is used by CDMA operators such as Sistema.

EGoM to discuss spectrum auction, M&A policy today

The government expects to garner over Rs 11,300 crore from the upcoming auction.

DoT for new penalty norms for telcos before next auction

The Department of Telecom wants to have a new and more rational approach to penalty norms for telecom operators before the commencement of next spectrum auction.

Give reserve price of CDMA spectrum in 15 days, DoT tells TRAI

The government has asked telecom regulator TRAI to recommend the reserve price, preferably within 15 days, for CDMA spectrum as it has decided to auction the radiowaves in early January.

Telcos that lost permits may not get chance to bid in auction

This view is different from the one given by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for the third round of spectrum auction.

TRAI starts final meetings for its view on spectrum price

Telecom regulator TRAI is holding internal meetings to finalise its recommendations on spectrum pricing for the third round of auctions as the 60-day timeframe given to it ends next week.

Spectrum sale: TRAI begins consultation for auction round III

Telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday started fresh consultation process for valuation and reserve price of spectrum for third round of auction, after failure of two rounds which industry had attributed to high base price.

Govt unsure of meeting telecom spectrum auction revenue target

With two rounds of auctions of telecom spectrum flopping due to high price, Finance Minister P Chidambaram is unsure if the Rs 40,847 crore target through the process for current fiscal will be met.

Govt should seek TRAI views on spectrum base price: Montek

Citing high reserve price of spectrum as the reason for "unsuccessful auctions", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has suggested that the government refer the matter back to telecom regulator TRAI for recommendations.