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  • Telecom spectrum auction ends, government raises record Rs 1.10 trillion 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government raised a record Rs 109,874.91 crore in the country's biggest and the fiercest auction of telecom spectrum that ended on Wednesday, triggering fears of hike in call and data rates. Incumbents Airtel, Idea and Vodafone bid aggressively to protect their businesses as new players like Reliance Jio...
  • Spectrum auction kitty rises to Rs 1.07 lakh crore March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The government's telecom spectrum auction kitty on Saturday rose to Rs 1.07 lakh crore with provisional allocation of 88 per cent airwaves at the end of day 16. The amount of bids received on Friday stood at Rs 1.05 lakh crore while it was Rs 1.09 lakh crore on...
  • Spectrum auction bids reach Rs 1,03,046 crore at the end of day 11 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government's spectrum auction kitty on Monday rose marginally to Rs 1,03,046 crore at the end of 11th day of the biggest sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. There was no bidding activity for 2100 MHz, used for offering 3G services, today. As per the Department of Telecom (DoT), over 87...
  • Vodafone India seeks more time to stop using '111' number for customer care services March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has sought more time from sectoral regulator TRAI to stop using '111' for its customer care services, citing inconvenience to subscribers from any immediate stoppage. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had asked the company on March 2 to stop use of '111' number as it violated...
  • Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 86,000 crore on day 4 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has got commitments of Rs 86,000 crore from telecom players at the end of fourth day of spectrum auction -- crossing the targetted minimum amount of Rs 82,000 crore from the ongoing sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. The auction will resume on Monday morning as there is...
  • Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 77,000 crore at the end of third day March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has garnered bids worth around Rs 77,000 crore at the end of three days of spectrum auction as telecom operators continued to bid aggressively. "The bidding has taken place in all bands. At present, a value of approximately Rs 77,000 crore has been committed by bidders in respect...
  • Second day of spectrum auction ends; bids grow to Rs 65,000 crore March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The second day of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction ended today with total bids growing to about Rs 65,000 crore, as the telecom operators bid aggressively across all bands including those for 2G and 3G. The auction will continue on Friday, despite it being a holiday on...
  • Telecom auction gets Rs 60,000 crore bids on first day March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G airwaves on Wednesday began on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs 60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all four bands. The bidding will resume tomorrow morning in the auction through which the government...
  • Spectrum auction begins; government eyeing over Rs 80,000 crore revenue March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited spectrum auction, wherein eight companies are bidding to acquire airwaves in four bands, started on Wednesday. The auction is the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves which may fetch the government over Rs 82,000 crore. A total of 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three...
  • Spectrum auction for 4 bands to start on Wednesday March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Department of Telecom will start the biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G spectrum on Wednesday wherein 8 firms will bid to acquire radiowaves in four bands, which may fetch the government over Rs 82,000 crore. The government plans to sell 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three bands...
  • TRAI asks Vodafone to stop using 'unallocated' 111 for customer care services March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sector regulator Trai today directed Vodafone to stop using '111' for offering customer care services, as it violates the national numbering plan, and submit a compliance report by March 10. In a direction to Vodafone, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said that Department of Telecom had issued...
  • Supreme Court to hear Vodafone's plea against inter-connection usage charges on March 9 February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred to March 9 the hearing on a plea of telecom firm Vodafone India against TRAI's recent tariff regulations by which inter-connection usage charges (IUC) have been revised. A bench of justices J Chelameswar and RK Agrawal adjourned the hearing as the matter was...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as TRAI cuts call connect charge February 23, 2015

    New Delhi:In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator TRAI removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers'phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower tariffs. Now, calls made from...
  • Vodafone India appoints Naveen Chopra as COO February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Vodafone India today announced the appointment of Naveen Chopra as Chief Operating Officer with effect from April 1, 2015. Chopra, currently Director - Vodafone Business Services (VBS), will succeed Sunil Sood, who will be the MD and CEO of the company effective April 1. Vodafone had earlier said that Sood...
  • Here's why your mobile phone bills may go up February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Auction of telecom spectrum due on March 4 may burn a hole in the pockets of the operators and may increase call and data charges, experts have opined. "This will be a very big and interesting auction. Operators whose licences are expiring will be bidding hard to secure their...
  • Maximum phone billing disputes are against Vodafone, Idea, Tata, BSNL: TRAI February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Customers of Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and BSNL in some circles have reported maximum discrepancies in their phone bills, according to a latest report by telecom regulator TRAI. As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) guideline, not more than 0.1 per cent of the total bills...
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  • Vodafone tax case: Have decided not to file an appeal in SC, says Ravi Shankar Prasad January 28, 2015

    In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court in the...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena drops a political bomb, says drop 'secularism' from preamble January 28, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said it wants the words 'socialist' and 'secular' removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India. ...
  • Vodafone tax case: Centre not to appeal in SC against Bombay HC order January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court...
  • SC quashes summon orders to Airtel CMD Bharti Mittal, two others in 2G case January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday morning quashed the summon orders passed by trial court to Airtel CMD Bharti Mittal, Essar's Ravi Kant Ruia and former Vodafone MD Aseem Ghosh 2G spectrum allocation scam. Setting aside the trial court order the apex court observed that the trial court had wrongly...
  • Vodafone, Airtel fined the most for tariff and MNP rules violation November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Vodafone has been fined the most for tariff rule violations till date, while Bharti Airtel has been penalised the maximum amount for breaching mobile number portability norms. Country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalised over Rs 6 lakhs for charging customers on new tariff without...
  • Idea lets rivals Airtel, Vodafone use its airwaves up to January 15 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: As Bharti Airtel and Vodafone prepare to shift their network to newly allotted spectrum, rival Idea Cellular has agreed to let them use its airwaves in 900 MHz band for a period up to January 15. The arrangement, which has no financial implication, is for only 45 days. Through...
  • AG Mukul Rohatgi asks Income Tax department to not appeal ruling in Vodafone tax case November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The attorney general has recommended the government refrain from appealing a Bombay High Court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, a person directly involved in the matter said. Vodafone, the biggest foreign corporate investor in India, has been involved in a series of tax...
  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Vodafone withdraw its plea against DoT from HC November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone on Friday withdrew from the Delhi High Court its plea alleging the Centre is indulging in "arm-twisting" and "coercive" tactics by refusing to sign its unified licence (UL) till the telecom major unconditionally accepts the "restrictive" clauses in the licence. The petition was withdrawn after a bench...
  • Telcom operators expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost; may raise mobile tariffs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Industry body COAI has said mobile tariffs may go up soon as telecom operators are expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost they will incur in the upcoming auction. The auction of airwaves is likely to be conducted in February next year. "Definitely there will...
  • HC order on Vodafone transfer pricing being analysed: CBDT October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will give its views on the high court order on Vodafone transfer pricing case after studying the judgement, chairman KV Chowdary said on Monday. "We are examining transfer pricing issue at both the (Income Tax) commissioner and Central Board of Direct Taxes...
  • Bombay HC rules in favour of Vodafone, says no taxable income liable October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone, maintaining that it was not eligible to pay 3,200 crore in tax over the transfer of shares from an Indian subsidiary of the company to the parent company. The HC ruled that there is no taxable income arising out...
  • Bombay High Court rules in favour of Vodafone in transfer pricing case October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of the Vodafone group in the transfer pricing dispute. The HC has said that there is no taxable income arising out of transactions. Vodafone had moved Bombay HC seeking relief from the I-T notice with regard to the...