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Cabinet approves 5% SUC on new airwaves acquired in auction

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 13:54

The government has approved charging telecom firms 5 percent of their revenue as spectrum usage charge (SUC) for new airwaves to be auctioned next month, a move aimed at improving bidding sentiment.

SUC average should apply to 3G specturm won in 2010: Vodafone

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:49

Ahead of spectrum auction next week, Vodafone India has demanded that the weighted average approach for Spectrum Usage Charge should also be applied to the 3G radiowaves which the company won in 2010.

Ministers panel sets 5% usage charge for new spectrum

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 13:52

A ministerial panel on Monday fixed the spectrum usage charge (SUC) for new airwaves at 5 percent of the revenue of telecom operators in a bid to boost sales in the auction starting February 3.

EGoM decision on spectrum usage charge on Monday: Sibal

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 22:48

The "complex" issue of spectrum usage charge will be cleared in EGoM's meeting on Monday ahead of auction of radiowaves planned from February 3, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday.

Telecom Commission may take call on spectrum charge tomorrow

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 17:16

Inter-Ministerial panel Telecom Commission may take a call Saturday on long-pending issues, including the spectrum usage charge, that may decide the fate of the upcoming spectrum auction.

Telecom Commission to meet again in 2-3 days on spectrum fee

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 20:53

"Telecom Commission discussed the matter (spectrum usage charge) but it needs further deliberations. There will be another meeting next 2-3 days for further discussion," a government official said after meeting.

Telecom Commission likely to meet on January 7

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 13:52

The inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission (TC) is likely to meet on January 7 mainly to discuss proposal of levying uniform annual fee on spectrum usage across all players in the sector.

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

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:13

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.

Telecom Commission to discuss spectrum usage charge on Dec 31

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 19:44

"Telecom Commission will meet on December 31 to discuss spectrum usage charge," a DoT official said.

GSM body endorses Trai's recommendations on spectrum charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 22:28

GSM industry body COAI has endorsed sectoral regulator Trai's suggestions to implement a flat spectrum usage charge (SUC) on operators, even as Reliance Jio Infocomm has raised issues over the proposal.

Cabinet may decide on spectrum reserve price today

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 08:38

The Cabinet is likely to meet on Friday to discuss the reserve price and usage charges of spectrum that is to be auctioned as per the Supreme Court order.

EGoM recommends lower price for spectrum auction

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 14:50

The Empowered Group of Ministers headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram today decided to recommend to the Cabinet a lower than sector regulator TRAI- proposed reserve price for auction of spectrum.