‘Mahajan favoured telcos, caused Rs 508 cr loss’

A note sent by the CBI to the Union Law Ministry alleges that late Pramod Mahajan, the Telecom Minister in the BJP-led NDA regime, allotted spectrum in ‘undue haste with a malafide intention’.

Mahajan allotted additional spectrum without coordination: CBI

Additional spectrum beyond 6.2 Mhz was allotted during late Telecom Minister Pramod Mahajan`s tenure to Airtel, Vodafone and Idea without coordination with Defence agencies, CBI claimed.

2G verdict to end policy paralysis: Experts

The Supreme Court judgement that
cancelled 122 telecom licences in the 2G spectrum allocation scam will end policy paralysis in the government and lead to
transparent rules, experts said Thursday.

PC endorsed first-come-first-serve for spectrum allocation: BJP

BJP on Wednesday claimed it had "come
to know" that the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram had
recommended that the government should go ahead with the
first-come-first-serve basis in 2G spectrum allocation.

Fitness of Telecom firms officials deciding factor in spectrum allocation: CBI

Physical fitness of the
representatives of telecom companies became the deciding
factor for submission of Letter of Intent and entry fees for
allocation of spectrum, the CBI said in its charge sheet.

Jaya launches fresh attack on Raja on spectrum allocation

Firing a fresh salvo of
criticism against former Telecom Minister A Raja on the 2G
spectrum allocation, AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa on Saturday posed a
set of questions to him on the issue.

AIADMK targets Telecom Minister over Spectrum allocation

AIADMK on Monday targeted Telecom
Minister A Raja over the Spectrum allocation issue and accused
the government of coming to the "rescue of the guilty".

Why were DMK ministers silent on earlier spectrum scam: Jayalalithaa

AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa asked Monday why the DMK ministers in the BJP-led NDA govt remained mute spectators when more than Rs.100,000 cr loss was caused to the nation by faulty telecom spectrum allocation policies.

Any deviation at lower level will be dealt with: A Raja

Telecom Minister A Raja on Sunday said
any deviation by lower rung officers from government`s policy
decision on spectrum allocation would be dealt with.

Iregularities in spectrum allocation? CBI searches DoT office

The CBI on Thursday searched offices of the Department of Telecom in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of 2G spectrum to some of the new players.

TRAI seeks industry views on spectrum auction, licence cap

Telecom regulator TRAI on Friday issued a consultation paper on spectrum management and review of licence terms and conditions.

DoT to seek legal view on extra spectrum allocation to telcos

The Department of Telecom has
decided to seek legal opinion in the matter of allotment of
additional radio waves beyond 4.4 Mhz to mobile operators.

First EGoM on 3G spectrum gets deferred

The first meeting of the EGoM constituted to take a decision on the pricing of spectrum for third-generation telecom services has got postponed, making the wait for 3G services in the country even longer.