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Spectrum auction flop not to impact fiscal math: Nomura

Spectrum auction flop not to impact fiscal math: Nomura

Japanese brokerage Nomura on Friday said there will be a Rs 32,000-crore shortfall in revenue accretion because of the disappointing spectrum auctions, but it woould not affect the overall fiscal math of the government.

Idea to shell out Rs 12,798 crore to buy spectrum

Idea to shell out Rs 12,798 crore to buy spectrum

Telecom operator Idea Cellular will shell out Rs 12,798 crore for buying 349.20 MHz of spectrum in the just concluded auctions.

Airtel secures 173.8 Mhz spectrum for Rs 14,244 crore

Airtel secures 173.8 Mhz spectrum for Rs 14,244 crore

In the spectrum auction that concluded on Thursday, Bharti Airtel secured secured 173.8 Mhz of airwaves for Rs 14,244 crore.

Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 65,789 crore, 60% of airwaves unsold

Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 65,789 crore, 60% of airwaves unsold

There were no takers for the expensive 700Mhz and 900 Mhz bands during the course of the five days. The 700MHz band alone was expected to fetch Rs 4 lakh crore for the government.

Day 4: Spectrum auction gets bids worth Rs 63,500 crore

Day 4: Spectrum auction gets bids worth Rs 63,500 crore

Spectrum auction on Day 4 ended with a meagre addition of Rs 2,531 crore, taking total bids to over Rs 63,500 crore as almost 60 percent of airwaves, including the premium 4G bands of 700 Mhz and 900 Mhz, remained unsold.

Spectrum auction: Day 2 closes with bids worth Rs 56,872 crore

Spectrum auction: Day 2 closes with bids worth Rs 56,872 crore

Spectrum auction appeared to slow down on Day 2 with total bids advancing to Rs 56,872 crore mainly due to demand for widely-used 1800 Mhz band but premium 700 Mhz and 900 Mhz bands found no takers even on Monday.

 Seven companies qualify to bid in upcoming telecom spectrum auction

Seven companies qualify to bid in upcoming telecom spectrum auction

Seven telecom service providers have qualified to bid for the upcoming biggest-ever airwaves auction starting from October 1, according to official data released here by the Department of Telecommunications.

Seven telcos submit Rs 15,000 crore earnest money for auction

Seven telcos submit Rs 15,000 crore earnest money for auction

In a seemingly tepid build-up to the upcoming spectrum sale, due on October 1, seven mobile operators are said to have deposited earnest money of about Rs 15,000 crore, lower than the previous year's Rs 20,435 crore.

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 India's largest spectrum auction to start from September 29

India's largest spectrum auction to start from September 29

In the latest, Telecom Department has announced that bidding rounds for the biggest-ever spectrum auction will begin from September 29. The sale will include mobile airwaves worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore at the base price value.

TRAI sees flaw in DoT spectrum charge code; bats for flat rate

TRAI sees flaw in DoT spectrum charge code; bats for flat rate

Telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday reiterated its suggestion of charging mobile operators a flat spectrum charge as it found loopholes in existing method used by government to collect levy for use of airwaves.

Government weaves new textiles package, dials for next spectrum auction

Government weaves new textiles package, dials for next spectrum auction

Keeping up the momentum in key economic decisions, India's federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the norms for the next telecom spectrum auction that can fetch over $83 billion to the exchequer and a textiles package to push 10 million new jobs and $30 billion more in exports.

Cabinet approves Rs 5.66 lakh crore mega spectrum auction plan

Cabinet approves Rs 5.66 lakh crore mega spectrum auction plan

Gearing up for the biggest auction of mobile phone radiowaves in the country, government Wednesday cleared sale of spectrum in seven frequencies estimated to be worth about Rs 5.6 lakh crore.

Cabinet approves mega spectrum auction plan

Cabinet approves mega spectrum auction plan

 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the mega-spectrum auction plan in which airwaves worth Rs 5.66 lakh crore will be put for sale.

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

The regulator had earlier recommended a record high base price of Rs 11,485 crore per megahertz for the 700 Mhz band, which would be auctioned for the first time.

States favour uniform telecom network roll-out policy

States favour uniform telecom network roll-out policy

A majority of states have agreed in-principle on a uniform policy for rolling out telecom infrastructure across the country, which will help improve the turnaround time in laying networks and lower its cost.

DoT to seek Cabinet nod to change norms to liberalise spectrum

DoT to seek Cabinet nod to change norms to liberalise spectrum

The Department of Telecom is going to approach the Cabinet to seek its approval for change in policy to liberalise spectrum that were allocated to mobile service providers without auction.

Govt takes Rs 12,489 crore hit as telcos understate revenue: CAG

Govt takes Rs 12,489 crore hit as telcos understate revenue: CAG

Adjustment of one-time entry fee paid by telecom companies whose licences were quashed by the Supreme Court against the spectrum price they paid in 2012-13 deprived national exchequer of Rs 5,476.3 crore, a CAG report tabled in Parliament said Friday.

Call drops in India much higher than global average: Survey

Call drops in India much higher than global average: Survey

Much higher than the 2 percent acceptable call drops as prescribed by regulator Trai, the average rate in India stands at 4.73 percent as against the global standard of 3 percent, says a report.

BSNL in talks with Airtel for spectrum sharing deal

BSNL in talks with Airtel for spectrum sharing deal

State-run BSNL is in preliminary discussions with the country's top operator Bharti Airtel for spectrum sharing in four circles and the deal is likely to be finalised by June.