News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Spectrum Auction

Govt plans to complete spectrum auction by Nov-end: Sources

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said he hoped to complete the auction in the current calendar.

Sep 10, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan likely to get 3-month extension

The Department of Telecom had recommended her extension from August 1 to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and she is likely to get a three-month extension, said the sources. She had joined DoT as secretary in June 2017.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:29 PM IST

DoT expects to complete due process for 5G spectrum auction by August

The 5G committee of the telecom ministry has said about 6,000 Mhz of spectrum can be made available without delay for the next generation mobile service.

Dec 17, 2018, 15:02 PM IST

Trai to initiate consultation on spectrum issues, valuation methodology in 2019

Trai, in August this year, had recommended rules and prices for the next round of spectrum auction that included radiowaves for 5G mobile services and other bands.

Nov 29, 2018, 14:51 PM IST

COAI favours 5G auctions only around second half of 2019

The advent of 5G is seen as the next technological frontier, and India is positioning itself as a globally synchronised player in the design, development and manufacturing of 5G-based technology, products and application.

Jun 22, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

Consultation paper on spectrum auction in 15 days: Trai

Telecom regulator Trai expects to start the consultation process for the next round of spectrum auction in about a fortnight.

Apr 25, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

COAI favours auction in 2018, wants market to settle down

Cellular operators' body COAI has said the government should not rush to spectrum auction this year and instead, allow the market to settle down in the wake of recent mergers and acquisitions.

Mar 27, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

'No plan yet to give telcos option to buy spectrum annually'

The government has no immediate plan to provide telecom companies with an option to buy spectrum annually, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said.

Mar 22, 2017, 16:02 PM IST

Govt's idea to auction spectrum every year progressive: Mittal

The government's proposal to auction spectrum every year has got a backer in Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, who however has said there is no need for sale of airwaves in coming fiscal.

Mar 02, 2017, 10:20 AM IST

Govt to seek TRAI views on auctioning spectrum every year

The government is looking at making spectrum auction an annual event and will reach out to sectoral regulator Trai for its recommendations, Telecom Secretary JS Deepak on Tuesday said.

Feb 28, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Aircel-Maxis deal: Reply to summons or be prepared to give up spectrum, SC tells Malaysian bizmen

Supreme Court made it clear that T Ananda Krishnan, Ralph Marshall of Malaysia's Maxis Group against whom summons were issued in Aircel-Maxis case must appear.

Feb 03, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Idea net plunges 88% to a trickle on Reliance Jio, spectrum impacts

Investments in network expansion, coupled with competition putting a pressure on pricing led the third largest telco Idea Cellular to report a huge decline in the September quarter net profit at Rs 90 crore.

Oct 24, 2016, 23:30 PM IST

Spectrum auction: Vodafone, Tatas pay Rs 12,499 crore to DoT for purchase

Telecom operators Vodafone and Tata Teleservices Wednesday made payments of Rs 10,100 crore and Rs 2,300 crore, respectively, to the government for spectrum they bought in the recently-concluded auction.

Oct 19, 2016, 21:43 PM IST

High cost of spectrum is credit negative for telecom players: Moody's

High cost of spectrum following the recent auction is credit negative for telecom operators, as the debt levels will rise further, Moody's Investors Service said on Friday.

Oct 14, 2016, 20:59 PM IST

Spectrum buy to increase Bharti Airtel's debt by over Rs 13,300 crore: Moody's

Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile operator with over 257 million subscribers, won 173.8 Mhz of airwaves for Rs 14,244 crore in the just-concluded spectrum auction.

Oct 12, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

Govt issues demand notes to 7 telcos for spectrum purchase

Government on Monday issued demand notes to seven telecom operators to make payment in 10 days for the spectrum they bought in the just-concluded auction.

Oct 10, 2016, 23:08 PM IST

Tax from IDS to cushion spectrum auction shortfall: Arun Jaitley

Tax collected under the country's biggest black money disclosure will help cushion revenue shortfall from the sale of telecom spectrum and help manage the fiscal situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.

Oct 10, 2016, 20:09 PM IST

"Unsold airwaves to be re-auctioned when telcos' fortunes improve"

 India said on Friday it will consider re-auctioning mobile phone spectrum that remained unsold in a sale this week when the financial situation of its telecoms companies improves.



Oct 07, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

Spectrum auction flop not to impact fiscal math: Nomura

Japanese brokerage Nomura on Friday said there will be a Rs 32,000-crore shortfall in revenue accretion because of the disappointing spectrum auctions, but it woould not affect the overall fiscal math of the government.

Oct 07, 2016, 18:37 PM IST

Vodafone to fork out Rs 20,280 crore for spectrum buy

Vodafone's investment totals Rs 20,280 crore, of which Rs 10,140 crore is payable upfront.

Oct 07, 2016, 14:00 PM IST