TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

The regulator had earlier recommended a record high base price of Rs 11,485 crore per megahertz for the 700 Mhz band, which would be auctioned for the first time.

High spectrum price can deter investments: Vodafone

Ahead of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction in India, UK's Vodafone today warned that a high price for airwaves can hit investments in the country.

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.

Spectrum trading at latest auction price: Official

Telecom companies would be allowed to trade spectrum at a price achieved in the latest auction of airwaves or higher than that, an official source said.

Service quality a matter of immediate concern: New TRAI chief

Telecom regulator TRAI, under the new Chairman, R S Sharma, will look at resolving service quality issue such as call drops on a priority basis and simultaneously expedite work on Net neutrality, broadcast digitisation and spectrum pricing, among others.

Cabinet approves Rs 3,705 cr per MHZ as base price for 3G spectrum auction

Cabinet approves Rs 3,705 cr per MHZ as base price for 3G spectrum auction

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 3,705 crore per MHZ in the 2100 MHz band as base price for 3G spectrum auction, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Cabinet likely to take up 3G spectrum pricing today

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider on Wednesday the reserve price for spectrum auction in the 2100 MHz band, which is being used for providing 3G mobile services.

Cabinet likely to take up 3G spectrum pricing Wednesday

The Cabinet is likely to consider Wednesday the reserve price for spectrum auction in the 2100 MHz band, which is being used for providing 3G mobile services.

TRAI may submit views on spectrum pricing in 15 days

The DoT has sought clarifications from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regarding pricing and valuation of 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz airwaves.

Telecom Commission sends back spectrum proposals to TRAI

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission has decided to send back TRAI's recommendations on spectrum valuation and pricing for a review, saying that some of them can't be implemented in the present form.

Trai recommendations on spectrum pricing likely by end of Oct

Telecom regulator Trai is likely to come out with recommendations on spectrum pricing for the next round of auction by the end of next month.

Trai wants DoT to relax auction terms for telecom operators

According to Trai, if a telecom operator misses the deadline for rolling out networks there can be a maximum penalty of Rs 7 crore in the 5-phase roll-out, and beyond the grace period the company's licence can be cancelled.

DoT cites govt authority to seek TRAI view on CDMA auction

"The decision to auction spectrum in 800 Mhz (CDMA) band is a policy of the government in terms of Section 25 of the Trai Act 1997", the DoT said in a letter as per official sources.

Trai for fresh process for CDMA spectrum

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had in September proposed a cut of up to 60 percent in the minimum auction prices.

TRAI seeks comments on USSD-based mobile banking services

USSD is a technology used by telecom players to send alerts to their users.

TRAI recommendations transparent: Khullar

TRAI on September 9 had recommended a sharp 60 percent cut in the floor price of mobile phone spectrum for an upcoming auction after two previous sales drew lukewarm response because of high reserve price.

Spectrum is valuable resource, it’s not for charity: SC

"Price of spectrum is thousands of crores. It is a national resource and it cannot be alloted free of cost. You must follow due procedure for allocation of natural resources," the bench said.

TRAI to make recommendations for spectrum reserve price: Sibal

A high powered ministerial panel Wednesday decided to refer the issue of spectrum reserve price for the forthcoming auction to telecom regulator TRAI and asked it to give recommendations within 60 days.

Spectrum auction: Govt to take call on pricing Thursday

The Cabinet may on Thursday decide on pricing of telecom spectrum to be sold the second round of auction beginning March 11.

Decision on spectrum pricing in 3 weeks: Sibal

The government will in next three weeks decide on pricing of spectrum that will be sold in the second round of auction beginning March 11, Telecom Minister Kabil Sibal said on Tuesday.