TELECOM SPECTRUM

  • 2G collusion: Balwa denies links with AK Singh February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Widening its probe into the 'taped' conversation between Central Bureau of Investigation prosecutor AK Singh and Unitech Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, the investigating agency on Wednesday questioned Swan and DB Realty promoter Shahid Balwa. Balwa, another accused in the 2G telecom spectrum allocation scam, was named by...
  • 2G collusion: Shahid Balwa reaches CBI headquarters February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Swan and DB Realty promoter Shahid Balwa on Wednesday reached the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Delhi after the investigating agency summoned him for questioning in connection with the audio recordings of purported conversation between the CBI prosecutor AK Singh and another 2G scam accused Unitech Managing...
  • DoT asks Airtel, Vodafone to pay Rs 3800 cr as onetime fee January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Department of Telecommunications in its demand notice has asked telecom majors Airtel and Vodafone to pay around Rs 3,800 crore as onetime spectrum fee during this month. According to sources, DoT has given Airtel the option of paying Rs 1,758.07 crore this month as first installment from the...
  • Cabinet okays 30 pc cut in spectrum reserve price December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved a 30 per cent cut in the reserve price for sale of mobile phone spectrum in four zones that went unsold in the recent dampsquib auction. Airwaves in Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka and Rajasthan found no takers in the previous auction as bidders found...
  • Two rounds of 2G spectrum auction ends November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchawaited auction for 2G spectrum that was freed following the cancellation of 122 telecom licences started at 0900 hrs on Monday. The government expects to raise around Rs 40,000 crore through the auction. After two rounds of the reauction of 2G spectrum there were still no bidders...
  • Govt to begin 2G telecom spectrum auction today November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will begin on Monday the auction for telecom spectrum through which it is hoping to meet Rs 40,000 crore revenue target. The auction for the airwaves or frequencies freed from the cancellation of 122 telecom licenses, belonging to mainly eight companies, by the Supreme Court in...
  • SC opinion on 2G vindicated govt stand: Chidambaram September 28, 2012

    In a major relief for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday clarified that the auction order in the 2G scam was only restricted to telecom spectrum and not for all natural resources. The Supreme Court held the 2G Presidential Reference as maintainable. A fivejudge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Full text: SC opinion on 2G Presidential Reference September 27, 2012

    The Supreme Court on Thursday clarified that the auction order in the 2G scam was only restricted to telecom spectrum and not for all natural resources. The Supreme Court has held the 2G Presidential Reference as maintainable. Following is the full text of the Supreme Court's opinion on the 2G...
  • 2G: SC says auction order not for all natural resources September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major relief for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday clarified that the auction order in the 2G scam was only restricted to telecom spectrum and not for all natural resources. The Supreme Court has held the 2G Presidential Reference as maintainable. A fivejudge Constitution Bench headed...
  • 2G auction: TRAI sets steep minimum price April 24, 2012

    Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday proposed a steep minimum price for auction of 2G telecom spectrum, setting off fears of a hike in mobile phone tariffs which are at present among the cheapest in the world. The regulator, whose recommendations are not binding on the government, valued 2G spectrum at about...
  • Govt to raise Rs 90K cr from spectrum sale in 3 yrs March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is confidant of raising around Rs 90,000 crore in the next three years through auction of telecom spectrum, in line with its proposal to sell airwaves at marketlinked prices. As per the Union Budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in...
  • Top telecom cos to be charged for extra spectrum February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In what comes as another shock for the telecom industry, the government is set to recommend that older players like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea be charged for excess spectrum that they hold. CNNIBN has accessed a draft Cabinet note that is set to recommend the same. Sources say...
  • 2G row, Foreign Univ Bill stall Lok Sabha May 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice on Monday as Opposition members disrupted the proceedings over the allocation of 2G telecom spectrum, the demand for a castebased census and the introduction of the Foreign University Bill. When the house assembled for question hour, members of the AIADMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal...