Spectrum Auction

  • Spectrum auction begins, government expects to collect at least Rs 11,000 crore 03-02-2014 10:46 AM

    The third round of spectrum auction started on Monday with eight telecom companies in fray, from which the government expects to garner at least Rs 11,300 crore. "The auction started at 9 am today," an official source said. The Department of Telecom has put on block around 385 MHz of...
  • Airtel, Vodafone, RJIL, 5 others apply for spectrum auction 16-01-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and a surprise entrant Reliance Industries are among the 8 telecom operators that have applied for bidding in the next month's spectrum auction through which the government is expecting at least Rs 11,300 crore. Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular and Anil Ambani Group's Reliance Communications were...
  • EGoM to discuss spectrum auction, M&A policy today 22-11-2013 10:53 AM

    The Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, is likely to discuss on Friday the details of the third round of spectrum auction as well as M&A guidelines for the sector. "All issues related to spectrum auction which includes its views on base price, schedule...
  • Spectrum auction expected in January, revenue target at Rs 11,000 crore 24-09-2013 01:42 PM

    The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11,000 crore this fiscal, a top official said. Replying to a query on expected time-line for the next round of spectrum auction, Telecom Secretary...
  • Government eyes Rs 11,000 crore revenue through spectrum auction 24-09-2013 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January 2014 and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11,000 crore this fiscal, a top official said. Replying to a query on expected time-line for the next round of spectrum...
  • Recommendations for third round of spectrum auction soon, says TRAI 26-08-2013 05:03 PM

    The recommendations for valuation and reserve price for the third round of spectrum auction would come "very shortly", regulator TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar said on Monday. "The recommendations will come very shortly," said Khullar during an open house discussion on the matter here. Asked about the timeline, he said, "You...
  • Montek favours lower reserve price for spectrum 11-04-2013 01:07 AM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday said the benchmark price for spectrum auction is "unrealistic" and favoured lowering of reserve price as the previous two attempts to sell airwaves were "unsuccessful". "Spectrum is a national resource. We had two unsuccessful attempts to auction it. It's...
  • EGoM on telecom to meet on November 29 28-11-2012 02:59 AM

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  • DoT to declare spectrum auction result within 2 days 21-11-2012 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to declare final results of the just concluded auction of 2G mobile phone spectrum in next couple of days. "Formal procedure is on. There is no issue. It (final auction result) will be done within a day or two," DoT sources...
  • The Last Word: Has the govt been casual in its handling of the 2G auction? 19-11-2012 11:19 PM

    Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal speaks about the recent 2G spectrum auction and the CAG's loss figure. ...
  • 2G auction: SC flays govt for 'casual' effort 19-11-2012 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday flayed the government over what it called a "casual" attempt by it to auction the 2G spectrum. Chiding the government for not complying with its order and letting "lower ranking officials" file affidavits in the matter, the apex court refused to take on...
  • 2G auction: UPA the first govt to celebrate defeat, says BJP 16-11-2012 10:53 PM

    New Delhi: In a scathing attack on the government on the 2G spectrum auction issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said low bidding has vindicated the stand of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) that not going for auctions in 2008 had led to a huge loss. It...
  • The Last Word: Has 2G auction shown that CAG's estimate was wrong? 16-11-2012 09:54 PM

    Has the recent allegedly flop 2G auction shown that the CAG's estimate for the presumptive loss in 2008 is mistaken? ...
  • Intend to have another 2G auction before March 2013: Sibal 16-11-2012 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: After a dismal 2G spectrum auction, the government once again defended itself questioning the 2G scam loss figure quoted by CAG and also said that it intends to hold another auction before March 31, 2013. "The intent is to try and have another auction before 31st March. We...
  • BJP blames UPA govt for low bidding at 2G auction 16-11-2012 04:04 AM

    New Delhi: With less than estimated collections in the 2G spectrum auctions, the BJP on Thursday defended the CAG's submission that there was a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore in the earlier allocations and said the UPA government's policies were responsible for the low bidding. "They (UPA government) first...
  • Government attacks CAG after flop 2G spectrum auction 15-11-2012 10:30 PM

    The government stressed that the result of the auction proved its argument that the CAG overestimated losses. ...