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MTNL offers to return CDMA spectrum for auction-derived price

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:55

State-run MTNL has informed the Department of Telecom that it is ready to return the entire CDMA spectrum it currently holds if the telecom operator is paid auction-determined price.

Economic Survey 2013: Better policies on spectrum sharing, trading needed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:03

Better policies for allowing trading and sharing of spectrum are needed to bring down the cost of radiowaves used for providing mobile communication, the pre-Budget survey said Wednesday.

Cancel broadband spectrum held by RJio: CAG draft report

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 18:28

The CAG has suggested cancelling nationwide broadband spectrum allocated to Infotel Broadband Services, now a Reliance Industries company, for allegedly rigging the auction and violating rules.

Decision on full MNP, spectrum auction in DoT's 100-day agenda

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:32

The Department of Telecommunications is learnt to have listed taking a decision on implementation of full mobile number portability and preparing a roadmap for one of the biggest spectrum auctions, among others, in its 100-day agenda.

Idea raises Rs 3,750 crore from QIP, preferential issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:51

Country's third largest telco Idea Cellular Wednesday said it has raised total Rs 3,750 crore from its qualified institutional placement offering and preferential issue to existing shareholder Axiata as the firm creates a war chest for the spectrum auctions later this year.

Telecom Commission scheduled to meet on June 13

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 11:31

The first meeting of the Telecom Commission under the new government is scheduled for June 13 to discuss a host of issues, including the broadband project, spectrum auction, mobile services in Naxal-infected areas and spectrum sharing norms.

Telecom Commission likely to meet next week

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 23:10

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission is likely to meet next week to discuss a host of issues including broadband project, spectrum auction, mobile services in naxal-infested areas and spectrum sharing norms.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 18:52

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 as tangible asset: FinMin preparing draft note

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 23:40

A decision on this matter, however, will most probably be taken by next government only.

Telcos may gain as DoT is recalculating one-time spectrum fee

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 20:16

"The process has started. I cannot share exact time when the notice will be send but possibly within a month," the official said.

DoT approaches TRAI for next round of spectrum auction

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:13

The Department of Telecom has approached regulator TRAI seeking its recommendations on auction of airwaves held by 29 licencees across 18 out of 22 service areas that are expiring in 2015-16.

Sistema Shyam demands Rs 1,816 cr base price for CDMA auction

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 23:12

"The reserve price for 800 Mhz (CDMA) band should be 80 percent of valuation for 1,800 Mhz spectrum band. Aberration in 1,800 Mhz market price based valuation of 800 Mhz band in Gujarat and Maharashtra circles may be corrected..." Sistema Shyam said in the letter.