Breakthrough in optical fibre communications

Researchers from University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications.

`Proposal of one-time fee on spectrum referred to EGoM`

The Cabinet has referred to a ministerial panel the Department of Telecom`s proposal to levy one-time fee for spectrum held by existing operators.

`We recommended auction of spectrum excluding 2G`

The Telecom Regulatory Authority
of India (TRAI) had recommended in August, 2007, that scarce
radio waves, excluding 2G spectrum, should be auctioned.

New 2G twist: Joshi `disfavoured` spectrum auction

Congress released a letter written by
senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi in Dec 2007 in which he appeared disfavouring auction of Spectrum.

Now, mobile phones that won’t need towers

Adelaide’s Flinders University is developing a mobile phone communications system that won’t need towers.

BJP asks PM for probe into reports on allotment of spectrum

Taking note of reports that CAG is
investigating the loss of nearly Rs 2 lakh crore in the allotment of scarce S-band spectrum, BJP asked PM to clear the air, initiate an inquiry and take steps to recover the lost revenue.

Sibal delinks spectrum from licences; new telecom policy soon

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal announced that no licence would be issued bundled
with spectrum and also the operators would have to pay a
market price for an additional spectrum.

Tata got spectrum out of turn: Chandrasekhar

Tata in his open letter had asserted that his group
company Tata Teleservices had not been advantaged in any way
by former telecom minister A Raja or any earlier minister.

‘Panel`s mandate to examine spectrum limited’

The one-man panel set up to look into the spectrum allocation processes and policies between 2001 and 2009 said its scope would be limited.

PM should admit if has made a mistake on spectrum issue: CPIM

CPI(M) on Sunday said the telecom department has admitted
that it had kept the Prime Minister`s Office informed on all
decisions and there was "no difference of opinion" between

Cong claims high moral ground on spectrum issue

Congress claimed a high moral ground reminding that it was the UPA government which had ordered a CBI inquiry into the spectrum issue.

CPI asks PM to `come clear` in 2G scam

The CPI demanded that PM Manmohan Singh should "come clean" on the controversy surrounding his office over the 2G spectrum allocation issue.

No goof up in putting govt side in spectrum case in SC: Moily

Law Minister Veerappa Moily dismissed suggestions that his ministry failed to properly present the government`s side in Supreme Court.

2G scam: SC questions PM`s silence

SC had asked PMO why it had not acted on the 2G spectrum allocation issue.

Spectrum issue haunts Raja’s predecessors

The telecom ministry on Sunday said only 12.6 Mhz of additional spectrum was given to the existing operators by the incumbent minister A Raja.

SC stays tribunal order allowing spectrum usage charge hike

The SC stayed a tribunal order upholding a hike in 2G telecom spectrum usage charges, but asked telcos Bharti, Vodafone and Idea to deposit with it 50 per cent of the fee they would have otherwise had to pay.

TDSAT to TRAI: Formulate rule for uninterrupted use of spectrum

The telecom tribunal TDSAT has directed sectoral regulator TRAI to take measures to stop cable TV operators from interfering in CDMA mobile transmission signals.

ED responds to SC notice in 2G spectrum case

ED, which is investigating alleged irregularities in allocation of
2G licences in 2008 by Telecom Minister A Raja, has informed the SC that it has already initiated probe against
firms suspected to have violated FEMA.

Defence awaiting alternative network to release spectrum

The Defence Ministry will vacate
radio waves for mobile telephony services as soon as an
alternative network is made available, Minister of State for
Defence Pallam Raju today said.