Telecom Commission finalises views on spectrum sharing, trading norms

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission (TC) today said it has finalised its view on the much awaited spectrum sharing and trading guidelines, which will be sent to the Cabinet for final approval by month-end.

Vodafone India invests Rs 115 crore in MP-CG circle in FY15

Telecom major Vodafone India on Thursday said it has invested over Rs 115 crore in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circle in the last fiscal to ramp up services.

Telcos may hike mobile rates to recover spectrum cost: Moody's

Indian telecom operators are expected to gradually increase rates to recover Rs 1.1 lakh crore they bid for spectrum in the auction that concluded last week, Moody's said on Monday.

Telcos seek fresh pre-bid conference for 3G

The demand to conduct pre-bid conference was supported by most of the telecom operators, including Airtel, Vodafone and Aircel.

Telecom firms eye internet data for big bucks; prices up

As more telecom players firm up plans for charging on such services TRAI may soon come out with regulations for messaging and calling applications.

Govt to give full support for BSNL's revival: Telecom Minister

BSNL, which was formed in 2000, was in the pink of financial health.

Spectrum auction expected in Feb; govt eyes minimum Rs 9.35K crore

Spectrum auction for GSM and CDMA mobile services may be held in February from which government plans to raise at least Rs 9,355 crore.

MTNL, BSNL face total debt of over Rs 21,000 cr

The total debt of state-run telecom companies MTNL and BSNL has increased to Rs 21,208 crore at the end of June 2014.

Cisco chief meets Prasad; talks on transparent taxes

Cisco Chairman John Chambers held a meeting with Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Define clear roadmap for telecom spectrum, GSMA to government

India now has around 900 million connections, both voice and data.

BSNL Kerala circle profit to touch Rs 400 crore

BSNL's Kerala circle is expected to register a profit of about Rs 400 crore for the 2013-14 fiscal even as the telecom giant is struggling at the national level.

India should not embrace protectionist policies: US telecom

Furthermore, TIA said it encourages India to continue to adopt global standards rather than mandatory national standards, which will inhibit India?s long-term growth.

India to witness data explosion in mobile telephony: Ericsson

With prices of 3G enabled mobile handsets falling coupled with availability of more spectrum in the segment, India is likely to witness a data explosion.

Telecom panel to discuss towers in Naxal areas in March-end

"The DoT committee studying the subject is expected to submit its report next week. The Telecom Commission should probably meet in last week of this month," a Department of Telecom (DoT) official said.

DoT plans to continue with upper penalty limit of Rs 50 cr

The Department of Telecom plans to continue with Rs 50 crore as upper penalty limit for operators for any violation of licence conditions, even as it is working on new rules to rationalise such fines.

Telephone users down to 90.45 cr in Oct: Govt

At the end of the same month last year there were 93.51 crore phone users in the country.

CBI books Dayanidhi Maran, BSNL officials

The agency which had registered the enquiry into allegations in 2011 had wrapped up its probe in July.

GSM players add 17.8 lakh users in August: COAI

The GSM subscriber base stood at 67.26 crore at the end of July this year.

Spectrum reframing issue will be placed before EGoM: Sibal

The issue of spectrum refarming which may lead to telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular bearing high costs will be placed before the next meeting of Empowered Group of Ministers.

Troubles facing telecom sector ending: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said troubles facing telecom sector are ending and the new policy being ushered in will address concerns of worrying investors and provide impetus to growth.