Airtel in talks to buy Augere Wireless for Rs 150 cr

This acquisition will give Airtel hold of additional 20 Mhz broadband wireless spectrum which Augere acquired for Rs 124.66 crore.

SG backs DoT's stand on BWA spectrum allocation to RJio

The Solicitor General of India has backed Department of Telecom's (DoT) stand on allocating BWA spectrum to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) and allowing the company to get a unified licence for Rs 1,658 crore.

DoT forms committee for segregating revenues from BWA spectrum

The Department of Telecom has constituted a 5-member committee that will look into the segregation of revenues earned by telecom operators from the use of Broadband Wireless Access spectrum.

Airtel completely acquires Qualcomm founded 4G company

Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Friday announced it has acquired 100 percent stake in Wireless Business Services (WBSPL), a company founded by US chipmaker Qualcomm.

GoM approves refund for BSNL, MTNL for returning BWA spectrum

The GoM, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, also took a decision on providing pension to MTNL employees, which is likely to cost about Rs 570 crore a year.

BSNL seeks Rs 14,700 cr for BWA spectrum and VRS support

State-owned BSNL is understood to have sought Rs 14,769 crore from the government for returning the spectrum for broadband wireless services and providing voluntary retirement to over 71,000 employees.

DoT allocates BWA spectrum Qualcomm

The Telecom Ministry is believed to have finally alloted spectrum to US-based Qualcomm for offering wireless broadband services, two years after it won the radio waves through auction.

Private telecom operators owe over Rs 550 cr to BSNL: Govt

BSNL's losses have more than tripled to Rs 5,997 crore in 2010-11 from Rs 1,823 crore in 2009-10, mainly due to high staff cost and payments made for 3G and BWA spectrum.

Qualcomm may get BWA spectrum this month: DoT

US-based chipmaker Qualcomm may receive broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum this month, a senior telecom official indicated Thursday.

DoT may replace BWA spectrum to BSNL to avoid reimbursement

Facing reimbursement of over Rs 8,300 crore to BSNL for surrendering BWA spectrum in several circles, the government may offer the PSU new frequency band similar to the one given to private operators.

MTNL raises Rs 500 cr from banks to repay debts

State-owned telecom major MTNL on Tuesday said it has raised Rs 500 crore from various banks that will be used to repay debts and meet operational expenses.

Trai issues consultation paper on Mobile VAS regulation

Telecom Regulator Trai Thursday issued a consultation paper on regulating mobile value added service such as music, news and mobile Internet.