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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.

Budget 2016: Service tax to be levied on transfer of spectrum

Budget 2016: Service tax to be levied on transfer of spectrum

Providing clarity on spectrum trading deals, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said right to use spectrum and its subsequent transfer is a service which will attract service tax.

DoT to start spectrum auction by June-July

DoT to start spectrum auction by June-July

Department of Telecom is likely to formulate its views on TRAI recommendations on spectrum pricing by March and commence auction by June-July, a top official said Wednesday.

High spectrum price can deter investments: Vodafone

Ahead of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction in India, UK's Vodafone today warned that a high price for airwaves can hit investments in the country.

Don't take back spectrum from telcos if cap changes: TRAI

Telecom operators should not be asked to surrender excess spectrum if the maximum holding limit in a circle gets changed after allocation of the airwaves, telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday suggested to the government.

GSMA wants govt to price spectrum 'reasonably'

GSMA wants govt to price spectrum 'reasonably'

Expressing concern over high base price for spectrum as recommended by regulator Trai, global telecom body GSM Association Tuesday said the government should keep it at "a reasonable level" to achieve the objective of Digital India.

2G scam: Cut-off date was fixed after due deliberations in DoT, says A Raja

2G scam: Cut-off date was fixed after due deliberations in DoT, says A Raja

Former Telecom Minister A Raja Tuesday said the decision to advance the cut-off date for accepting applications for grant of 2G spectrum licences was taken after due deliberations in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and not unilaterally by him.

No plausible reason to revise spectrum cap: TRAI

Sectoral regulator TRAI Wednesday recommended that there is no "plausible reason" to change present restrictions on overall spectrum holding and in a frequency band.

TRAI recommends Rs 11,485 cr/Mhz rate for premium 700 Mhz band

TRAI recommends Rs 11,485 cr/Mhz rate for premium 700 Mhz band

This rate for the next round of auction, is the highest rate for any telecom frequency band, even as leading operators have sought holding back sale of the radiowaves in this band.