R Chandrashekhar

  • Vodafone seeks licence extension for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Vodafone India today said it has sought extension of its licence period for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata circles, which are coming up for renewal in November 2014. The telecom operator has sought the extension under clause 4.1 of the licence agreement under which the government can extend the...
  • 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...
  • Govt has no plans censor Internet: Telecom Secy September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Asserting that government has no plan to censor Internet, Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar on Tuesday said a combination of self regulation and government intervention needs to be worked out. "There is neither an intent nor a desire in the government to censor the Internet. That be absolutely clear," Chandrashekhar...
  • EGoM to decide on spectrum, licence allocation to telcos April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will take the final call on auction of spectrum and telecom licencerelated issues, Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said. "(EGoM's) terms of reference has been extended to include spectrum allocation and licence related...
  • 'Govt won't challenge SC order on 2G licences' February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will not challenge the Supreme Court decision to cancel 122 telecoms licences, Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar on Wednesday. "We are not looking at challenging the cancellation of the licences per se," he told on the sidelines of a FICCI event. He further added: "...By the end of this...
  • Telcos can have more spectrum, to pay uniform fee February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday announced the new telecom policy (NTP) allowing operators to hold higher spectrum, pay uniform license fee across services besides permitting liberal merger and acquisition, with a view to provide quality services at affordable prices. Announcing a part of policy, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told a...
  • 35 telecom licenses to be terminated by March November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) on Friday said it is in the process of issuing notices to telecom companies pertaining to 35 licenses that failed to meet rollout obligation. "We are in the process of issuing notices to 35 licenses," R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, DoT, said on the sidelines of...
  • DoT expects 2G spectrum allocation in 23 months October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Telecom Department will start allocation of 2G spectrum to operators soon after its decision on pricing of radio waves and priority list, which it expects to finalise in next 23 months. "We will like certainly do it (spectrum allocation) as quickly as possible...