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Airtel may have to pay Rs 400 cr, bank surety for ABSL merger

Airtel may have to pay over Rs 400 crore, migration fee and a bank guarantee of one-time spectrum fee for merging its subsidiary Airtel Broadband Services Ltd.

DoT to issue demand notice to quashed telecom licences in May

"We are in the process to finalise the demand notice to telecom operators whose licences were quashed. There is no fix date as when it will be sent but it will be sent within a month," a DoT official said.

FinMin for 3% spectrum fee on mobile cos winning in auction

For BWA players, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) suggested continuation of 1 percent, but charge them weighted average of 3 percent and 1 percent if they buy spectrum in upcoming auction.

Videocon against lowering spectrum fee for incumbent telcos

The spectrum usage charge (SUC), which is levied annually by government as a percentage of revenue earned by mobile operators, varies from 3-8 percent.

DoT estimates Rs 3,738 cr loss on lowering SUC from 3 licences

The Department of Telecom has estimated that lowering annual spectrum fee as recommended by TRAI will cause the national exchequer a minimum loss of Rs 3,738 crore on renewal of the three licences that are due to expire in 2014.

GSM body asks DoT to implement uniform spectrum usage fee

The COAI said the BWA spectrum was acquired under a ISP licence and the scope of licence was limited to data services.

DoT sets Rs 2,060 cr spectrum fee for cancelled licences

The Department of Telecom has worked out a one-time spectrum charge of over Rs 2,060 crore to be levied from operators for the period they remained in business after their licences were cancelled in February last year, sources said.

TDSAT to resume hearing on Vodafone plea on Monday

Telecom tribunal TDSAT on Wednesday adjourned the hearing till Monday on a plea of Vodafone seeking interim relief against levy of one time spectrum fee by the government.

Govt sends Rs 23,000 cr demand to telcos for excess spectrum

The government has issued demand notices totalling over Rs 23,000 crore to telecom companies including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL, for the excess spectrum they hold beyond the prescribed limit.

DoT to issue notice for one-time spectrum fee

Department of Telecommunications is learnt to be in the process of issuing demand notice to old telecom operators for collecting one-time spectrum fee.

2G auctioneer likely to get only Rs 2.6 cr as fees

E-Procurement Technologies, which along with Times Internet conducted the just-concluded 2G auction, will get around Rs 2.6 crore as fees or 90 per cent lower than sum received by the auctioneers for 3G airwaves sale in 2010.

One-time fee on telcos with spectrum beyond 6.2MHz

The EGoM on telecom, Thursday decided to impose a one-time fee on mobile operators holding spectrum beyond 6.2 MHz, a step which is expected to fetch over Rs 10,000 crore to the exchequer.

EGoM recommends one-time fee for telecos

A high-powered ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram Monday "tentatively resolved" all issues concerning a proposal to levy one-time fee on existing telecom operators, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said.

Govt to waive off spectrum fee for community radio services

In order to create an enabling environment for community radio services (CRS), the government today said it has decided to waive off spectrum fee for such services.

High spectrum charges anti-consumer; to hit investments: FICCI

Industry body FICCI has termed spectrum charges finalised by the Cabinet as "anti-consumer" that could have "serious repercussion" for the telecom sector and asked it to have a re-look at the decision.

EGoM defers decision on one-time spectrum fee

The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram, on Tuesday deferred a decision on one-time spectrum fee on existing telecom operators till the outcome of Presidential Reference.

Scrap DoT proposal to charge all spectrum at new rates: Mulayam

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has shot off a letter to Finance Minister saying existing telecom firms should not be made to pay the same spectrum fee as to be discovered during the proposed auctions.

Charge one-time fee on extra spectrum on prospective basis:DoT

In what could come as a relief to incumbent operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, the government is considering charging a one-time fee for excess spectrum on a prospective basis.

DoT for a one-time fee for spectrum beyond 6.2 MHz

The Telecom Commission, the highest decision making body of DoT, has decided to charge a one-time fee for extra spectrum beyond the contracted limit of 6.2 MHz, a move that may put huge financial burden on old GSM operators.

Government collects over Rs 2.15 lakh cr as spectrum, licence fees

The government on Wednesday said it has received over Rs 2.15 lakh crore so far from telecom operators as spectrum fee and licence fee.