Watch: Why your calls drop!
Watch: Why your calls drop!

The issue of call drop where phone connection gets break or there is no signal amidst an ongoing call has doubled in the last year, according to TRAI.

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.

Govt to complete spectrum harmonisation by Dec-end
Govt to complete spectrum harmonisation by Dec-end

The government will complete by December-end the spectrum harmonisation process to facilitate additional 3G airwaves for commercial use.

Spectrum trading at latest auction price: Official

Telecom companies would be allowed to trade spectrum at a price achieved in the latest auction of airwaves or higher than that, an official source said.

Govt approves spectrum trading norms for telecom firms
Govt approves spectrum trading norms for telecom firms

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-awaited spectrum trading norms for telecom companies.

Surplus spectrum: Court reserves order on charge for Sept 26

A special court Monday reserved for next month its order on framing charges in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case in which former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom companies were chargesheeted by the CBI.

Surplus spectrum: Court reluctantly gives time for arguments

The defence counsel told Special CBI Judge O P Saini that the probe agency had advanced some fresh points during their rebuttal arguments, so time may be granted to them to argue.

Govt approves spectrum sharing by telcos to reduce call drops

In a bid to ease telecom congestion, the government Wednesday allowed companies to share airwaves in the same band so as to reduce call drops but did not allow leasing of spectrum.

Surplus spectrum: Pleas agnst 2G court's jurisdiction dismissed

Special CBI Judge O P Saini also imposed the cost of Rs 25,000 each on the two telecom firms M/s Hutchison Max(P) Ltd and M/s Sterling Cellular Ltd.

Expect Cabinet approval on spectrum sharing by month-end: Secy

Speaking at a FICCI event here, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said the spectrum sharing and trading guidelines have almost been finalised at the department level and Cabinet note has been circulated.

Count unallocated spectrum in deciding limit: Trai to DoT

Trai's observation, which comes in reply to DoT seekign its opinion, has widened spectrum holding basket for big telecom operators and specially those who are looking forward to consolidation.

You have enough spectrum, address call drops: Prasad to telcos

The minister said he has asked sectoral regulator TRAI to suggest a disincentive mechanism to tackle the problem, though he refused to share if it will be a financial disincentive.

DoT issues LoI to Airtel for spectrum acquired in March sale

According to sources, so far India's largest telecom operator has been allocated spectrum in a total of 10 circles -- 7 circles in 2100 MHz band and 3 circles in 1800 MHz band.

Prasad reviews spectrum sharing norms with DoT officials

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday reviewed the progress on spectrum sharing and trading guidelines with senior DoT officials.

Crisil says high spectrum payout to bloat telcos' debt ratios

"In the near-term their capital structure will be impacted," it said in a note, adding even the part payments for the spectrum will stretch their key capital ratios.

Available spectrum very scarce in India: TRAI Chairman

Expressing concerns over spectrum scarcity in the country, TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar on Monday said the availability of airwaves in India is less than 40 per cent as compared to European nations.

Expect spectrum sharing, trading norms in 3 months: DoT Secy

The government is expected to finalise most-awaited spectrum sharing and trading guidelines in three months, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said on Monday.

Airtel, RCom gain capability for 4G service across country

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications (RCom) have gained capability to provide 4G services across the country as they bagged requisite spectrum in the concluded spectrum auction.

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.

'Spectrum payment to push up telcos' debt to Rs 3.5 lakh crore'

About 11 percent remained unsold which also included 800 Mhz, 1800 Mhz and 2100 Mhz (3G) band.