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Spectrum allocation to winning companies by May: DoT

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 15:00

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

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 15:14

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 17:41

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 21:56

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

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.

DoT to calculate one-time spectrum fee afresh after auction

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 13:02

"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

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 23:08

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

'Implement uniform spectrum usage charge before auction'

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 18:29

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

DoT invites application for 2G spectrum auction starting Jan23

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:22

Cutting down proposed 60 day process to 42 days for sale of telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecom has issued the main document - Notice Inviting Application - to start spectrum auction from January 23.

EGoM backs diluted plans of cheaper telecom spectrum price

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 18:58

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

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:46

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

DoT for new penalty norms for telcos before next auction

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 15:22

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.