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Telecom Commission sends back spectrum sharing/trading norms to Trai

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission (TC) on Wednesday decided to send back Trai proposals on spectrum sharing and trading guidelines as it seeks more clarification on certain issues.

High 3G price to adversely impact Indian mobile networks: GSMA

High 3G spectrum base price of Rs 3,705 crore recommended by inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission and less quantum of airwaves being put for auction will adversely impact development Indian mobile networks, global telecom body GSM Association said Thursday.

3G spectrum price to be placed before Cabinet this week

Telecom Ministry will this week place before the Cabinet for approval the 3G spectrum base price for the auction planned in February.

Telecom Commission sends back 3G spectrum proposals to Trai

In 2010, the final 3G spectrum rate paid by telecom operators was Rs 3,349.87 crore per megahertz.

TRAI recommends 3G spectrum base rate at Rs 2,720 cr per Mhz

Government in 2010 had auctioned 3G spectrum at pan-India reserve price of Rs 3,500 crore per megahertz.

Spectrum auction: Trai recommends 3G spectrum base price at Rs 2,720 cr per MHz

The government plans to conduct 3G spectrum auction along with 2G radiowaves sale in February.

Cabinet decision on spectrum base price likely in this month

Government is likely to take a call this month on the base price of spectrum to be auctioned in February next year.

Telecom Commission pegs 900 Mhz spectrum base price 23% higher

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission has finalised the base price for spectrum to be auctioned in February with some riders.

Cabinet approves spectrum base price; to fetch Rs 48,000 cr

The Cabinet Monday fixed the minimum price for selling telecom spectrum at up to about half the rate set at the previous auction to net at least Rs 48,000 crore in revenue from the sale planned in January.

Telecom stocks spurt up to 8.15% on TRAI proposal

Shares of Bharti Airtel jumped 8.15 percent to Rs 339.10, while Idea Cellular jumped 5.56 percent to Rs 167 and Reliance Communications rose by 1.65 percent to Rs 141.80 on the BSE.

Govt should seek TRAI views on spectrum base price: Montek

Citing high reserve price of spectrum as the reason for "unsuccessful auctions", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has suggested that the government refer the matter back to telecom regulator TRAI for recommendations.

Telenor wants further reduction in spectrum base price

Norwegian telecom firm Telenor, which won licences to operate in six big states in November, is hoping for a further reduction in the start price for the second round of spectrum auction in March.

Govt may approach SC for extending spectrum auction deadline

The government may approach the Supreme Court for an extension of its August 31 deadline for the auction of telecom spectrum even as the reconstituted EGoM held its first meeting to decide on pricing of airwaves.