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Telecom Commission to discuss spectrum auction plan on Mar 28

The Telecom Commission, an inter-ministerial body, is scheduled to meet on March 28 to discuss the next round of spectrum auction, which would see radiowaves worth Rs 5.36 lakh crore put up for sale.

Govt takes Rs 12,489 crore hit as telcos understate revenue: CAG

Govt takes Rs 12,489 crore hit as telcos understate revenue: CAG

Adjustment of one-time entry fee paid by telecom companies whose licences were quashed by the Supreme Court against the spectrum price they paid in 2012-13 deprived national exchequer of Rs 5,476.3 crore, a CAG report tabled in Parliament said Friday.

GSMA wants govt to price spectrum 'reasonably'

GSMA wants govt to price spectrum 'reasonably'

Expressing concern over high base price for spectrum as recommended by regulator Trai, global telecom body GSM Association Tuesday said the government should keep it at "a reasonable level" to achieve the objective of Digital India.

No plausible reason to revise spectrum cap: TRAI

Sectoral regulator TRAI Wednesday recommended that there is no "plausible reason" to change present restrictions on overall spectrum holding and in a frequency band.

TRAI recommends Rs 11,485 cr/Mhz rate for premium 700 Mhz band

TRAI recommends Rs 11,485 cr/Mhz rate for premium 700 Mhz band

This rate for the next round of auction, is the highest rate for any telecom frequency band, even as leading operators have sought holding back sale of the radiowaves in this band.

Complexities, spectrum cost make India a difficult place: Vittorio Colao

Complexities in India as also high cost of spectrum and taxes make the country a difficult place to do business, Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao said Monday.

Spectrum price: DoT panel for applying same method used in Feb

The next round of spectrum auction is proposed to be held in February 2015 from which government is estimated to garner at least Rs 9,355 crore.

Specturm auction: TRAI suggests 10% higher price for next round

TRAI has recommended about 10 percent higher price for next round of spectrum in the 1800 Mhz band, known as 2G spectrum.

Spectrum auction takes off from Rs 56,554 crore on 7th day

Spectrum auction on Monday entered the 43rd round of bidding on seventh day after starting off from Rs 56,554 crore in terms of value, ensuring minimum revenue of about Rs 16,750 crore in the current fiscal.

Lock-in clause can impact auction: AG

The Department of Telecom (DoT) had earlier sought legal opinion on final guidelines of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

'Govt hopeful of achieving revenue target from spectrum sale'

"Hopefully, we will achieve the Rs 40,000 crore revenue target from auction," Farooqui told reporters here after meeting Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram.

CDMA spectrum: Standoff continues as TRAI questions DoT again

"DoT in their last communication has given reference of section 25 but there was no clarity as to why they have referred to it. TRAI has asked them to clarify the reason for referring section 25," a source said.

Trai asks DoT to confirm EGoM direction on CDMA price

The Department of Telecom (DoT) had earlier asked Trai four times for its views on CDMA spectrum base price for auction.

DoT again writes to Trai for views on CDMA spectrum base price

"DoT has sent a fresh reference to TRAI yesterday for its recommendation on 800 Mhz (CDMA) band spectrum base price," official sources said.

Cabinet asks Telecom Min to decide fast on CDMA spectrum price

Union Cabinet is learnt to have asked the Telecom Ministry to decide on reserve price of CDMA spectrum expeditiously, which has been the bone of contention between the Department of Telecom and telecom regulator TRAI.

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.

2G spectrum auction notice within 20 days: Government

The Government is expecting a minimum of Rs 11,000 crore from the upcoming spectrum auction.

Telecom panel recommends hike in auction reserve price

A government panel recommended raising the reserve price for mobile phone spectrum auctions by 15% more than the price suggested by a federal regulator.

Telecom Commission to discuss spectrum price on Nov 6 meet

"The TC will be discussing the merger and acquisition (M&A) guidelines and spectrum price issue on November 6," a source in DoT said.

TC meet deferred, FinMin wants all spectrum rates

An important meeting of inter ministerial panel Telecom Commission, which was to discuss key issues today including spectrum price for the next round of auction and mergers and acquisition guidelines, has been cancelled.