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Cabinet decision on spectrum base price likely in this month

Government is likely to take a call this month on the base price of spectrum to be auctioned in February next year.

CDMA spectrum base price proposed too high for bidders: SSTL

The base price of Rs 3,646 crore for CDMA spectrum being considered by the government is too high to find a buyer in the forthcoming auction, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL) - the lone bidder for CDMA radiowaves in March last year, said Wednesday.

DoT panel suggests Rs 3,646 cr/Mhz price for CDMA band

A DoT panel has suggested a base price of Rs 3,646 crore per Mhz for the auction of CDMA spectrum, 17 percent higher than what the regulator Trai has recommended.

TRAI recommends over 15% rise in CDMA spectrum reserve price

Sectoral regulator TRAI has recommended a reserve price of Rs 3,104 crore per megahertz for CDMA spectrum, which is 15 percent more than the rate it had proposed in February.

TRAI may submit views on spectrum pricing in 15 days

The DoT has sought clarifications from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regarding pricing and valuation of 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz airwaves.

MTNL offers to return CDMA spectrum for auction-derived price

State-run MTNL has informed the Department of Telecom that it is ready to return the entire CDMA spectrum it currently holds if the telecom operator is paid auction-determined price.

Sistema Shyam demands Rs 1,816 cr base price for CDMA auction

"The reserve price for 800 Mhz (CDMA) band should be 80 percent of valuation for 1,800 Mhz spectrum band. Aberration in 1,800 Mhz market price based valuation of 800 Mhz band in Gujarat and Maharashtra circles may be corrected..." Sistema Shyam said in the letter.

TRAI recommends auction of CDMA spectrum at reserve price of Rs 2,685 cr

The last reserve price of CDMA spectrum was about 33 percent lower that GSM spectrum in 1800 Mhz band at that time.

Recommendations on 800 Mhz base price by month-end: TRAI

Sectoral regulator Trai will release recommendations on the reserve price for auctioning the 800 MHz band, used for offering CDMA mobile services, by the end of this month.

Trai wants DoT to relax auction terms for telecom operators

According to Trai, if a telecom operator misses the deadline for rolling out networks there can be a maximum penalty of Rs 7 crore in the 5-phase roll-out, and beyond the grace period the company's licence can be cancelled.

Telco chiefs demand uniform spectrum fee of 1% before auction

Spectrum usage charge, which is levied annually by government as percentage of revenue earned by telecom companies from telecom services, varies between 3 to 8 percent in case of mobile operators.

DoT to calculate one-time spectrum fee afresh after auction

"We will need to re-calculate it (the one-time spectrum charge) once auctions are completed," a DoT official said.

DoT cites govt authority to seek TRAI view on CDMA auction

"The decision to auction spectrum in 800 Mhz (CDMA) band is a policy of the government in terms of Section 25 of the Trai Act 1997", the DoT said in a letter as per official sources.

Trai view on CDMA spectrum auction placed before EGoM: DoT

"The reply (to Trai letter) will go today," an official source said.

EGoM backs diluted plans of cheaper telecom spectrum price

The EGoM also asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to suggest a base price for the 800 MHz spectrum, which is used by CDMA operators such as Sistema.

EGoM to discuss spectrum auction, M&A policy today

The government expects to garner over Rs 11,300 crore from the upcoming auction.

Sistema Shyam okay with GSM rivals bidding for CDMA spectrum

SSTL, which operates under MTS brand name, provides mobile services using CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology.

CDMA spectrum auction: EGoM may decide next course of action

The Department of Telecom (DoT) last week had asked Trai to suggest a reserve price for 800 MHz band, used for offering CDMA services, within 15 days.

Trai for fresh process for CDMA spectrum

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had in September proposed a cut of up to 60 percent in the minimum auction prices.

Give reserve price of CDMA spectrum in 15 days, DoT tells TRAI

The government has asked telecom regulator TRAI to recommend the reserve price, preferably within 15 days, for CDMA spectrum as it has decided to auction the radiowaves in early January.