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Govt worry on lower tariffs inconsistent with policy: TRAI

Govt worry on lower tariffs inconsistent with policy: TRAI

TRAI has rejected the Telecom Commission's contention of free offers by Reliance Jio playing havoc on finances of telecom companies saying its policies are aimed at promoting competition and lower tariffs that benefit consumers.

 

COAI backs TRAI proposal on flat spectrum usage charge

COAI backs TRAI proposal on flat spectrum usage charge

Government should move to a flat levy for spectrum usage charge as suggested by Trai or clearly specify a timeline in case it decides to adopt an interim weighted average formula, industry body COAI Wednesday said.

 

Telecom Commission roots for 3% SUC from next auction

Telecom Commission roots for 3% SUC from next auction

Telecom Commission Tuesday stood by its decision to levy 3 percent spectrum usage charge (SUC) of adjusted gross revenue on telecom operators.

Telecom Ministry to approach Cabinet for reducing spectrum charges

Telecom Ministry to approach Cabinet for reducing spectrum charges

Telecom Ministry is expected to approach the Cabinet for its nod to reduce spectrum usage charges from existing 5 percent to 3 percent of the revenue earned by companies from telecom services.

Spectrum usage charge slashed; will phone bills drop?

Spectrum usage charge slashed; will phone bills drop?

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The government has slashed the spectrum usage charges from 5 percent of adjusted gross revenues (AGR) to 3 percent, which could lead to lowering of consumer tariffs for calls and broadband, reported The Times of India.

'112' to soon become single number for all emergency services

'112' to soon become single number for all emergency services

People will soon have to dial just a single number '112' for help during emergency situations such as availing services of police, ambulance and the fire department.

Good news! India adopts '112' as its all-in-one emergency number

Good news! India adopts '112' as its all-in-one emergency number

The number 112, equivalent of the American 911, has been adopted as the single emergency number for India on Monday.  

DoT planning to start spectrum auction by mid-July

DoT planning to start spectrum auction by mid-July

Department of Telecom is looking to commence the auction for spectrum, including in 700 Mhz band, around mid-July, which may fetch the government a whopping Rs 5.36 lakh crore.

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.

Telecom Commission approves liberalisation for 800MHz spectrum

Telecom Commission approves liberalisation for 800MHz spectrum

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission on Friday approved liberalisation of 800 MHz spectrum in circles where a market-determined price is not available.

NITI Aayog CEO to be Telecom Commission member

The government here on Wednesday decided that the NITI Aayog chief executive officer would be a part-time member of the Telecom Commission.

Rajiv Gandhi started 'Digital India', not Narendra Modi: Sam Pitroda

Rajiv Gandhi started 'Digital India', not Narendra Modi: Sam Pitroda

Noted technocrat Sam Pitroda, who is credited as the father of the nation's telecom revolution, Tuesday flayed the Narendra Modi government for snatching away all the credit for the digital revolution started by Rajiv Gandhi, saying Modi "did not" initiate the digital India drive.

Telecom Commission to discuss TRAI suggestions on broadband

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission will meet on July 14 to discuss the suggestions of sectoral regulator TRAI on broadband services that may lead to reduction in landline call rates.

Telecom Commission finalises views on spectrum sharing, trading norms

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission (TC) today said it has finalised its view on the much awaited spectrum sharing and trading guidelines, which will be sent to the Cabinet for final approval by month-end.

Hold public discussion on Net neutrality: COAI to DoT

Telecom operators have asked the government to hold public discussion on the issue of Internet neutrality with a view to ensuring unhindered access to web-based services.

Telecom stocks down 4% on higher base price for 3G spectrum

Telecom stocks on Thursday fell up to 4 percent after the government fixed a higher base price for 3G spectrum auction at Rs 3,705 crore per mega hertz.

High 3G price to adversely impact Indian mobile networks: GSMA

High 3G spectrum base price of Rs 3,705 crore recommended by inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission and less quantum of airwaves being put for auction will adversely impact development Indian mobile networks, global telecom body GSM Association said Thursday.

Telecom Commission suggests Rs 3,705 cr per Mhz for 3G

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission has suggested a base price of Rs 3,705 crore per megahertz as 3G spectrum base price for upcoming auction, about 11 percent higher than what companies paid for the same in 2010 sale.

Telecom Commission meeting scheduled for Jan 19

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission's meeting is scheduled to be held on January 19 to discuss issues related to national optical fibre project, which is moving at snail's pace, and involve private players for expediting it.

DoT may place 3G base pricing before Cabinet by January 15

Eager to conduct simultaneous auction of 2G and 3G telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to approach the Cabinet by January 15 for pricing of 3G spectrum.