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Unified telecom licence amended; relief to operators

The initial unified licence (new regime) mandated operators to migrate all their telecom licences to the new regime on expiry of one in any of their circles, which the industry had dubbed as 'forced migration'.

DoT working on plan to bring tower cos under licensing regime

At present, they can operate by paying Rs 5,000 to register with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

Sibal asks officials to apply mind while imposing penalties

At a meeting with Sibal, operators raised the issue of the Department of Telecom levying the maximum penalty of Rs 50 crore for even minor issues, hurting the industry.

DoT panel for completely opening up telecom sector to FDI

The FDI cap is currently fixed at 74 percent.

DoT issues order to CDMA players for one-time spectrum fee

As per the order, the charges will be levied on additional spectrum for the rest of the licence period and operators not willing to pay these charges will be allowed to surrender their spectrum held over 2.5 Mhz.

DoT to start auction of CDMA spectrum from March 11

The department said that auction of 1800, 900 & 800 MHz spectrum was scheduled to begin on March 11 and the last date for receipt of applications was February 25.

Entry fee refund to telcos: DoT again seeks legal opinion

The Supreme Court had cancelled 122 telecom licences belonging to eight telecom operators in the 2G scam in February this year.