BSNL to sign 2G roaming pact with Jio, Vodafone this month

BSNL to sign 2G roaming pact with Jio, Vodafone this month

State-owned BSNL is in advanced talks with Reliance Jio and Vodafone for signing a 2G roaming agreement this month.

Open to idea of separate mechanism for broadcasting cases: FM

Open to idea of separate mechanism for broadcasting cases: FM

Government is open to the proposal of creating separate dispute resolution mechanisms for broadcasting and telecom sectors, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

SC asks Vodafone to pay Rs 2,000 cr for merger of licenses

The Supreme Court has asked Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd (VMSL) to pay Rs 2,000 crore to the government in pursuance of the proposed merger of licenses of its four entities into itself.

DoT plans to notify new penalty norms within a month

The Department of Telecom is expected to notify new penalty norms within a month that may end the practice of levying maximum penalty of Rs 50 crore for even minor mistakes.

Bharti Airtel shares up after TDSAT sets aside Rs 650 cr fine

Shares of Bharti Airtel gained over 2 percent on Wednesday after telecom tribunal TDSAT set aside Rs 650 crore penalty imposed by the DoT on the company.

TDSAT sets aside Rs 650 cr fine on Airtel, Rs 100 cr on Vodafone

Telecom tribunal TDSAT Tuesday set aside Rs 650 crore penalty on Airtel and Rs 100 crore fine on Vodafone imposed by the DoT in a roaming case.

TDSAT asks Vodafone to accept new permits pending final order

Sectoral tribunal TDSAT Wednesday asked country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone, which has opposed DoT's guidelines on new licences, to accept the fresh permits pending the final verdict in the matter.

HC dismisses Centre's contempt plea against Kumar Mangalam Birla

The DoT had filed the contempt petition in 2013 saying Idea had provided 3G services to several of its customers in violation of court orders.

DoT moves SC challenging TDSAT's order on 3G roaming services

The Department of Telecom has moved the Supreme Court challenging TDSAT's order allowing Airtel, Idea and Vodafone to offer 3G services under a roaming arrangement in areas where not all of them own 3G spectrum.

DoT moves SC against TDSAT verdict on 3G roaming

Department of Telecom has moved the Supreme Court challenging tribunal TDSAT's judgement that allowed Airtel, Idea and Vodafone to offer 3G services under a roaming arrangement in areas where not all of them own 3G spectrum.

DoT to appeal against 3G intra-circle roaming in SC next week

TDSAT in April this year overturned a government ban on offering 3G mobile services beyond their licensed zones through roaming pacts.

DoT to take legal views on sending show cause notice to Airtel

According to draft show cause notice Airtel camouflaged caller identities for making promotional calls to non-Airtel mobile customers.

Kapil Sibal hopes successor will challenge TDASAT ruling on 3G ICR

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday expressed the hope that his successor will challenge the TDSAT ruling on 3G roaming pact between telecom operators, while maintaining that the present regime did not allow such arrangements.

Vodafone, Airtel, Idea resume 3G services in all circles

Telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular Monday said they will resume 3G services in circles where they don't have spectrum through intra-circle roaming (ICR) pacts with other operators.

3G roaming pacts upheld; Rs 1,200 cr fine on 3 telcos quashed

The judgement brought relief to the three operators, who faced a penalty of Rs 1,200 crore for entering into pacts with each other to offer 3G services in regions where they did not win spectrum in the 2010 auction.

3G roaming dispute: TDSAT rules in favour of telecom operators

TDSAT has quashed all penalties imposed by Department of Telecom on Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone.

Govt gets Rs 18,267 cr upfront payment for spectrum

"All companies have made upfront payment today. Total of about Rs 18,267 crore has been received," Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui said.

Spectrum winners to pay minimum of Rs 18,529 crore by Feb 27

The Department of Telecom has asked winners in the recent spectrum auction, which attracted bids worth Rs 61,162 crore, to make payments by February 27.

Telecom stocks gain after mobile spectrum auction

Idea Cellular rose as much as 6.7 percent, while Bharti Airtel rose 4.8 percent after both won airwaves in premium 900 megahertz band spectrum.

Telecom stocks tank up to 8.5% amid mobile spectrum auction

Shares of Idea Cellular tanked 8.43 percent, while Reliance Communications lost 3.95 percent on the BSE.