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Spectrum auction for 4th day takes off from about Rs 50,000 cr

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 12:02

The spectrum auction started today with excess demand registered in Delhi service area for premium 900 Mhz band and in Assam and Bihar service circle for 2G spectrum.

DoT to bar 3G spectrum holders from sharing airwaves

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 21:17

As per draft rules, "spectrum sharing will not be permitted among licences having 3G spectrum," a DoT source said.

COAI seeks 50% reduction in 1800 MHz base price for 4 circles

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 18:03

It also requested reduction in the base price for all the 21 circles which have the unsold spectrum.

Govt to auction 700Mhz spectrum for 4G services next year

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 14:32

"We are going to auction the 700 band in any case by 2014," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said during the commissioning of country's first lab for measuring specific absorption rate (SAR) for mobile handsets.

No new spectrum rates on selling stake to non-telcos: DoT Secy

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 13:18

"This (Cabinet decision) is not about the sale of equity. This decision is about mergers of licences," Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said.

EGoM on spectrum to meet on Jan 3

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 20:48

"EGoM is meeting this Thursday," official sources said.

Plan panel for audit of spectrum usage, refarming of airwaves

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 19:38

The 12th Plan (2012-17) said a "significant amount of additional spectrum" would be needed with the introduction of new technologies, high bandwidth applications and increasing user base.

Telecom bodies ask govt to reconsider one-time fee proposal

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 18:43

The decision, on which Cabinet will take a final call, is expected to garner Rs 27,000 crore for the government.

EGoM on telecom may meet in first week of Oct

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 22:10

In July, the Cabinet had referred the issue of charging excess spectrum to EGoM. Later in the month, EGoM deferred a decision on this till the outcome of Presidential Reference.

Decision on spectrum refarming only after auction: DoT Secy

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 19:36

The auction for 1,800 Mhz spectrum is due in November.

Answers to Prez Ref will not undo 2G verdict: SC

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 21:22

"The fact of the matter is that they (Centre) have not complied with the judgement," it further said, adding that "they have not held auction of the spectrum as per the judgement."

Times Internet selected as auctioneer for spectrum

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 08:27

The e-auction will entail inviting applications, resolving queries of potential bidders, finalising eligible bidders, holding public information sessions and a mock auction.