RCom to upgrade all CDMA customers to 4G network from May

RCom to upgrade all CDMA customers to 4G network from May

Telecom operator Reliance Communications will upgrade all its CDMA customers to 4G network in a phased manner, starting May 4

Government should vacate unused spectrum: COAI

Government should vacate unused spectrum: COAI

The Cellular Operators Association of India, a body of GSM and CDMA mobile service providers, today said that the government should take steps to vacate the unused spectrum lying with various agencies under it.

Telecom spectrum auction ends with bids about Rs 1.10 lakh crore

India's biggest telecom spectrum auction ended Wednesday after 19 days of fierce bidding that fetched about Rs 1.10 lakh crore to the government.

Govt bans import of mobile handsets with fake, duplicate identity nos

Government has prohibited imports of all kind of mobile handsets with fake or duplicate unique identity numbers, a move that will help security agencies in tracking callers using different SIM cards.

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.

Reliance Comm signs seven year managed services deal with Ericsson

This is the first pan-Indian managed services deal for Ericsson, the statement said.

Defence need for CDMA spectrum may leave 10 Mhz for auction

CDMA spectrum to defence as desired by them can be allocated only in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and North East telecom circles only, the source said.

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.

DoT should take back 800 MHz band of BSNL, MTNL: TRAI

India`s telecom regulator Thursday reiterated its recommendation that the entire available spectrum with the department of telecom (DoT) in the CDMA or 800 MHz band should be put to auction, including unused part with BSNL and MTNL, an official statement said.

Telephone user base rises to 94.29 cr in Apr-June qtr: TRAI

The telephone subscriber base in the country rose 1.07 percent in April-June quarter to reach 94.29 crore at the end of June 2014, sectoral regulator TRAI said on Friday.

MTS launch low voice tariff, Photon offers higher data speed

MTS brand CDMA telecom operator Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) Wednesday announced lower traiff call rates and Tata Docomo Photon upgraded data speed of upto 9.8Mbps.

Set 80% of 1800 MHz auction price as base price for 800 MHz: SSTL

Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd also expressed interest in expanding its services in all the service areas across India, if the government's pricing is right.

Spectrum bids reach Rs 56,190 cr after 40 rounds of auction

Government has received bids worth Rs 56,190 crore from telecom companies after 40 rounds of bidding on the sixth day of the ongoing spectrum auction Saturday for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands.

TRAI starts CDMA spectrum valuation process for fresh auction

After a series of communication with the Department of Telecom, sectoral regulator TRAI Monday invited views of interested entities on valuation of CDMA spectrum proposed to be sold through auction.

CDMA biz to stop bleeding within 18 months: RCom

"We see in 12 to 18 months...Bleeding stop completely and this segment also contributing to growth," RCom Chief Executive Officer for Wireless Business Gurdeep Singh said to a query on the company's CDMA business during an analysts call on earnings.

Govt likely to issue one-time demand notice to CDMA operators

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has decided to raise a demand of Rs 500 crore for spectrum RCom holds beyond 2.5 MHz in the CDMA band in few circles.

RCom, Tata Tele to be charged Rs 2,900 cr one-time spectrum fee

CDMA operators Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices will have to jointly shell out around Rs 2,900 as one-time spectrum fee following the Cabinet decision on CDMA spectrum.

Airtel, Vodafone & Idea want part of CDMA spectrum for GSM tech

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have demanded allocation of a part of CDMA spectrum in 800 Mhz band for GSM services.

Now, BSNL moves TDSAT against TRAI's VAS procedures

After GSM and CDMA Telecom operators, state-controlled telecom firm BSNL on Friday moved sectoral tribunal TDSAT against TRAI's directive on offering Value-Added-Services (VAS).