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10% duty will add to capex burden by Rs 1,000 crore: COAI

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 14:32

India has signed ITA 1 as a member of World Trade Organisation (WTO) in March, 1997 which, has finished off the electronics manufacturing industry in the country.

Bharti Airtel, Uninor top GSM user additions in May: COAI

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 16:08

There were 72.68 crore GSM users at the end of April, the COAI said.

RCom launches two international roaming packs

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 15:07

The roaming pack for UK is available for a rental of Rs 849 per month, wherein users will be charged Rs 25 per MB for data and Rs 25 for call back to India.

COAI seeks reconfiguration of blocks in 1800 MHz spectrum

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 15:15

In a letter to Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui, COAI said the "proposal should be discussed and taken forward in a timely manner before the assignments of the auctioned spectrum are made."

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 18:49

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 16:20

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.

Telecom Commission to meet on Jan 25, EGoM on Jan 27

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 22:38

Eight telecom service providers, including 7 GSM operators have applied to participate in spectrum auction scheduled to start from February 3.

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.

Airtel, Vodafone, RJIL, 5 others apply for spectrum auction

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 15:36

Eight telecom operators including Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm Wednesday applied for spectrum auction slated for February 3, raising hopes that the government would garner more than Rs 11,343 crore from it.

Don't mandate only BSNL/MTNL connections for govt staff: COAI

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 17:57

GSM industry body COAI has written to Department of Telecom (DoT) not to implement a proposal of "mandating only" BSNL and MTNL connections for government staff and enterprises as it would be "anti-competitive".

Reliance Jio can continue with 1% SUC under old permit: COAI

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 21:16

Locking horns with Reliance Jio Infocomm, GSM industry body COAI has said it is "illogical" that for offering same technology on different bands, operators pay different charges.

Flat spectrum fee harmful to level-playing field: Reliance Jio

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 19:20

Redoubling its efforts to counter demands of GSM players for a uniform annual spectrum fee, Reliance Jio Infocomm today said a flat fee will disturb the level-playing field for incumbent operators and new entrants.