Spectrum

  • 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran files nomination papers from Chennai Central 05-04-2014 01:36 PM

    Chennai: The DMK candidate and former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran filed his nomination papers for the Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency in Chennai on Saturday. Dayanidhi Maran, a sitting MP from Chennai Central is fighting his third straight term. He is facing a five cornered contest in the constituency and...
  • Mobile phone tariffs likely to be hiked 16-02-2014 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: Mobile phone tariffs are set to increase and freebies and discounts likely to be further brought down, leading mobile service providers made it clear on Sunday. The fresh spectrum purchases at the recent auction were being cited as one of the factors for the likely rise in tariffs....
  • 2G Spectrum auction ends, government receives bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore 13-02-2014 05:23 PM

    The government has received bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore from the telecom spectrum auction which ended on 10th day on Thursday. The auction for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands saw strong contest for the radiowaves among eight telecom companies, with the bidding stretching to 68 rounds. "Spectrum auction...
  • SC refuses to review verdict barring HC from hearing 2G case 12-02-2014 08:01 PM

    The Supreme Court has refused to review its verdict by which it had barred the Delhi High Court from hearing the matters arising out of the 2G spectrum scam and for framing guidelines in a court-monitored probe. "We have gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We see...
  • 3G spectrum auction after new government takes charge: Trai 11-02-2014 05:06 PM

    The 3G spectrum in 2100 Mhz band should be made available by June and be auctioned immediately after the new government takes charge, Trai Chairman Rahul Khullar said on Tuesday. "You should be planning now what you are going to do in next 3-4 years from now. One is get...
  • 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...
  • Reliance enters 2G race, telecoms firms fall on spectrum worries 16-01-2014 07:12 PM

    Shares of India's leading mobile carriers slump on concerns over possible high bidding prices at a spectrum auction next month after eight companies applied to bid, signalling much stronger competition than expected. Reliance Industries, which bought pan-India 4G telecoms permits three years ago, has also applied to bid in the...
  • 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...
  • Government plans to finalise spectrum charges before auction 15-01-2014 03:03 PM

    The government expects to finalise the issue of annual spectrum charges, over which telecom operators have locked horns, before the auction of airwaves scheduled to start on February 3. "...all will be resolved before auction," Telecom Secretary M F Farooqui told reporters on the sidelines of the Telecom Sector Skill...
  • Enforcement Directorate likely to file chargesheet against Kanimozhi, A Raja 13-01-2014 04:45 PM

    The Enforcement Directorate is expected to soon file a charge sheet against DMK leader Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja for alleged money laundering in the 2G spectrum case. The Attorney General's office has vetted and sent back the agency's charge sheet in this regard to the Law Ministry...
  • DoT defers spectrum auction to February 3 29-12-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has postponed the next spectrum auction to February 3 from January 23 amid pending issues, including spectrum usage charges, and a demand from operators seeking more time. The DoT also deferred the issue of clarifications to queries raised by potential bidders at the pre-bid...
  • TRAI delays mobile phone spectrum auction to Feb 3 28-12-2013 08:10 PM

    India's planned mobile phone spectrum auction will start on February 3, the government said on Saturday, delaying the bidding by 10 days from the original schedule. The telecommunications ministry will auction airwaves in the 900 and 1800 megahertz frequency bands in the auction, which is crucial for leading carriers Bharti...
  • 2G probe: Complaint against Sahara chief maintainable, says SC 09-12-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: In a troubles for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the complaint against him and two others of interfering with probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam is maintainable. The apex court also issued notice to Roy and two others asking why investigation...
  • 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...
  • Vodafone offers to pay Rs 4,000 cr for extension of licences 19-11-2013 06:23 PM

    Nation's second largest telecom firm Vodafone India has offered to pay Rs 4,000 crore and a spectrum usage charge of 3 per cent for extension of permits for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata service areas for 20 years. At Rs 4,000 crore, Vodafone is offering about one fourth of TRAI's suggested...
  • Hope whosoever comes to power will manage country well, says Indra Nooyi 11-11-2013 09:59 PM

    PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, on Monday, hoped that whosoever comes to power after the next elections will manage the country well so that India clocks a consistent 7-8 per cent economic growth. "Our hope is that whosoever is in power, manages this country consistently for all the potential...
  • 2G accused rakes up Gauhati HC order to seek stay on trial 08-11-2013 10:26 PM

    The 2G spectrum scam accused, on Friday, sought a stay on the proceedings of the case in a Delhi court in the wake of the ruling of the Gauhati High Court holding as "unconstitutional" the setting up of the CBI. The accused, including former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker today 29-10-2013 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: The controversial JPC report, which had given a clean chit to the Prime Minister in 2G spectrum allocation scam, will be submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday. Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman PC Chacko will submit the report along with the dissent notes given by...
  • 2G case: 12 accused seeks exemption from appeareance before Chennai CMM 23-10-2013 06:40 PM

    A Delhi court on Wednesday allowed the plea of 12 out of 17 accused in the 2G spectrum scam case seeking extemption from personal appearenace before a Chennai judge who will record the statement of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal as a witness in the case. Those accused,...
  • Radia tapes: Will offer full cooperation in any inquiry, says Tata Motors 20-10-2013 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: As the Supreme Court has asked the CBI to probe corporates and tax officials in Niira Radia's tapes, the Tata Motors on Sunday said that it will offer full cooperation in any inquiry. However, it has denied commenting any specifics saying the matter is a sub-judice. Favours allegedly...
  • Spectrum auction at lower base prices will start by end of 2013: Sibal 18-10-2013 06:47 PM

    The next round of spectrum auction is expected by the end of this year with lower reserve prices compared to the ones fixed by the government in the previous round, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Friday. "Next set of auctions which are going to take place, we are looking...
  • Jayalalithaa demands rollback of railway fares 06-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Chennai: Describing the revision of railway fares as unjustifiable, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said the latest proposal would put an additional financial burden of about Rs 1,150 crore on the people and demanded its immediate 'rollback'. The Railways has decided to increase the passenger fare and freight...
  • Radia tapes not restricted to 2G spectrum alone, says SC 04-10-2013 06:19 PM

    Scrutiny of the tapped conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with influential people has revealed that they were not restricted to 2G spectrum alone and "throw light on different" spheres including, recruitment of members in Railway Board, the Supreme Court said on Friday. The apex court, which perused the...
  • 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...
  • There is no corruption in India, claims Union Minister Rahman Khan 14-09-2013 04:54 PM

    Kolkata: Asserting that the UPA government has taken steps to improve transparency in the functioning of the government, Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan on Saturday claimed that there was no corruption in the country. "How do you say that there is corruption? The so-called Coalgate or the...
  • TRAI's reduced spectrum prices could lead to Rs 30,000 crore loss 10-09-2013 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom Watchdog, an NGO, has alleged that TRAI's recommendations on spectrum pricing favour large firms and would lead to about Rs 30,000 crore loss to the government. "The recommendations (by TRAI) have been synchronised to favour large telecom firms, whose licenses are due for renewal in November 2014...
  • TRAI recommends up to 81 pc cut in spectrum auction base price 09-09-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: The telecom regulator on Monday recommended sharp cuts in reserve prices for the next round of spectrum auctions after previous efforts at selling the airwaves failed. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also said no spectrum would be reserved for existing players when their licences expire and...
  • 2G case: Chennai CMM to record testimony of Dayalu Ammal as CBI witness 06-09-2013 09:16 AM

    A special CBI court on Thursday appointed Chennai's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) as commissioner to record the testimony of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal as a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum case. The order came following a direction by the Supreme Court which on August 22 had...
  • SC dismisses plea of 2G case accused for recalling its orders 03-09-2013 09:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas for recalling its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the 2G spectrum scam and for framing guidelines in a court-monitored probe. The court said the accused in the 2G case have not come...