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'India plans $1.5 billion cellphone air waves auction in February'

'India plans $1.5 billion cellphone air waves auction in February'

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 18:50

India plans to hold an auction of airwaves for mobile phone network operators in February next year and aims to raise an initial $1.5 billion, according to a draft government plan seen by Reuters.

Telecom stocks gain up to 5% on TRAI move

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:23

Telecom stocks on Tuesday rose by as much as 5 percent after regulator TRAI recommended allowing sharing of all categories of airwaves held by operators.

Spectrum as tangible asset: FinMin preparing draft note

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 23:40

A decision on this matter, however, will most probably be taken by next government only.

DoT approaches TRAI for next round of spectrum auction

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:13

The Department of Telecom has approached regulator TRAI seeking its recommendations on auction of airwaves held by 29 licencees across 18 out of 22 service areas that are expiring in 2015-16.

4th day of auction: Spectrum bids worth Rs 52,500 cr so far

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 19:13

About Rs 52,500 crore has been offered as of the fourth day of the ongoing wireless spectrum auction Thursday, with metros like Delhi seeing renewed demand for airwaves.

Government plans to finalise spectrum charges before auction

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:19

The government expects to finalise the issue of annual spectrum charges, over which telecom operators have locked horns, before the auction of airwaves scheduled to start on February 3.

DoT to bar 3G spectrum holders from sharing airwaves

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 21:17

As per draft rules, "spectrum sharing will not be permitted among licences having 3G spectrum," a DoT source said.

DoT invites application for 2G spectrum auction starting Jan23

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:22

Cutting down proposed 60 day process to 42 days for sale of telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecom has issued the main document - Notice Inviting Application - to start spectrum auction from January 23.

Final spectrum auction document likely to be issued Wednesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 21:28

As per the earlier plans, NIA was to be issued Tuesday but due to certain internal administrative issues it has been deferred.

Govt issues spectrum auction guidelines

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 22:19

Government on Tuesday issued guidelines for the second round of spectrum auction which is expected to fetch around Rs 45,000 crore to exchequer from airwaves sale.

Plan panel for audit of spectrum usage, refarming of airwaves

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 19:38

The 12th Plan (2012-17) said a "significant amount of additional spectrum" would be needed with the introduction of new technologies, high bandwidth applications and increasing user base.

Govt to move Supreme Court for extension of auction deadline

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 13:15

The Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom on Tuesday decided to approach the Supreme Court to seek the extension of August 31 deadline to complete auction of 2G airwaves.