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Expect over Rs 40,000 cr from spectrum sale this fiscal: Secy

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 15:51

The Empowered Group of Ministers has approved the price recommended by Telecom Commission.

'Spectrum revenue estimate in Budget 2012-13 was without analysis'

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 21:15

"Last time, the Rs 40,000 (crore) was put in there without any analysis. Just a number was put in there. This time I have got it broken down to last digit and I hold them to that number and I will try to get that number," Chidambaram said in TV interviews.

Telecom firms' licence renewal be decided in 2 wks: DoT to HC

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 19:41

"The government will decide their applications (for renewal of licences) within two weeks as per the law," Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A S Chandhiok told a bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher.

Govt expects Rs 43,000 cr from spectrum sale at base price

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 18:52

"The estimated realisation from this auction assuming that all spectrum put to auction is sold at the reserve price is of Rs 43,011 crore," Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Govt eyes Rs 12,000 cr as revenue from spectrum sale in March

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 23:02

Government expects to get initial payment of around 12,000 crore from spectrum auction scheduled to start from March 11, a senior DoT official said.

'Hopes of telecom consolidation in India may be short-lived'

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 12:15

In order to attract more bidders, the government has reduced base price of CDMA spectrum by 50 percent; and of GSM spectrum by 30 percent for second round of spectrum auction expected to start from March 11.

Spectrum sale deliberately manipulated: Joshi

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 20:24

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi alleged there was a possibility that the recent flopped spectrum sale was "deliberately manipulated" to show that the CAG`s calculation of presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

Spectrum sale: EGoM meet now on Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 20:04

The government will thus have only four days to complete 13 processes before actual bidding for airwaves starts, assuming that August 31 remains the final date.

EGoM to meet on Monday to decide on spectrum sale schedule

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 20:35

A ministerial panel led by Finance Minister P Chidambaram is scheduled to meet on Monday to plan a revised schedule for spectrum auction as the government is unlikely to finish the process by August 31 as mandated by the Supreme Court.

TRAI to present analysis of spectrum price impact before EGoM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 21:14

Telecom regulator TRAI will on Thursday make a detailed presentation to the Empowered Group of Minister on the impact its proposed spectrum sale price will have on mobile telephone tariffs.

4G spectrum base price should be 8 times of 3G's: Infotel

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:59

Infotel Broadband, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has suggested that the reserve price of the 4G spectrum should be fixed 7 to 8 times higher than that of 3G radio waves.

Never recommended any telecom spectrum auction: TRAI

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 15:07

In a development that may help jailed former Telecom Minister's A Raja's defence in court, the telecom regulator has informed the CBI that TRAI did not recommend the auction of 2G spectrum in 2007, implying that there was no loss to the exchequer in the award of licences.