AIRWAVES

  • Govt issues fresh spectrum to Vodafone in 14 circles June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has allocated spectrum to Vodafone in all 14 service areas, where the telecom major won in November 2012 auction for Rs 1,127.94 crore. "The spectrum has been allocated to Vodafone on June 18. After this, Wireless Operating Licence will be issued to Vodafone," official sources told reporters. Vodafone...
  • Tata Teleservices to give up some airwaves to save surcharges April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices Ltd, India's sixthbiggest cellular carrier by customers, said it will surrender part of its CDMA mobile airwaves in all but two of its zones, after the government asked carriers to pay surcharges on airwaves. Tata Tele, 26 per cent owned by Japan's NTT DoCoMo, said it...
  • SC defers Sunil Mittal summons to April 22 April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked a lower court to defer until April 22 summons to Bharti Airtel Ltd Chairman Sunil Mittal in a case over alleged corruption in allocation of mobile airwaves. The apex court deferred the summons as it will continue hearing Mittal's plea seeking to have...
  • India may have to cut price to save airwave auction February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Sistema emerged as the only operator bidding in an auction of airwaves in India, a sign that the government may have to drop the reserve price of remaining airwaves to attract interest, analysts said. A government official said the Russian conglomerate's Indian mobile phone unit was the only bidder...
  • India allows 4G airwave holders to offer voice February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: India will allow wireless broadband airwave holders to provide voice services if they pay an additional $306 million, a senior government official said on Monday, a move likely to boost billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Industries, controlled by India's richest man, is the only company with nationwide...
  • EGoM recommends up to 50 per cent cut in CDMA base price January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) has recommended a cut of up to 50 per cent in the auction reserve price for airwaves used by phone carriers operating on the CDMA platform, raising the odds for the local unit of Russia's Sistema to continue operating in the world's...
  • Govt sees Rs 20,000 cr from next spectrum auction December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The value of telecom airwaves to be put on auction in this fiscal year ending March will be worth about Rs 20,000 crore at the current reserve price, telecoms department secretary R Chandrashekhar, said on Friday. Government is betting on the revenue from phone airwaves auctions and stake...
  • India to sell phone airwaves worth Rs 20,000 crore December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The value of telecom airwaves to be put on auction in India in this fiscal year ending March will be worth about 200 billion rupees at the current reserve price, R Chandrashekhar, telecoms department secretary, said on Friday. India is betting on the revenue from phone airwaves auctions and...
  • Telenor seeks to join 2G airwaves auction October 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Norway's Telenor has applied to take part in the 2G spectrum auction, opting to stay in the country despite being stripped of its permits after a scandaltainted previous sale. Telenor joins India's top three operators by revenue in eyeing the 2G radio waves, though Russian conglomerate Sistema's Indian affiliate...
  • Reallocation of all 900 MHz spectrum recommended October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Telecom Commission has recommended that mobile phone carriers give up all their airwave holding in the superior 900 mega hertz band at the time of their permit renewals, a widely opposed move by the industry that says it will cost about $24 billion more in capital outlay....
  • Govt to sell more airwave slots in 2G auction June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A ministerial panel decided to auction a higher number of slots in an upcoming sale of second generation(2G) radio airwaves than that proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI), a government official said, although no decision was made on the base price for the auction. The panel decided...
  • FM, a melodious treat for people December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: A celebration of one of the biggest successes of 2006 the boom in radio. With big players flirting with the airwaves, people are enjoying a melodious treat. The FM industry is booming. ...