04 Aug 2015
New Delhi: GSM-based telecom companies' lobby COAI has sought equal opportunity for its members to participate and enter into spectrum sharing and trading as well as intra-circle roaming arrangements with state-run BSNL.
30 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Coming out in support of telecom operators on the issue of call drops, industry body Assocham today said it is unfair to blame them as there are many other critical factors like lack of spectrum and towers which are causing the problem.
12 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Inter-ministerial panel of Telecom Commission (TC) said it has finalised its view on the much awaited spectrum sharing and trading guidelines, which will be sent to the Cabinet for final approval by month-end.
15 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Doing some plain speaking on call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked mobile operators to walk the extra mile to reinforce their systems as they have enough spectrum to provide telephony services without interruption. The Minister said he has asked sectoral regulator TRAI to suggest a disincentive mechanism to tackle the problem, though he refused to share if it will be a financial disincentive.
27 May 2015
Jamshedpur: Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar on Wednesday asked countrymen to file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for "lying to the country in regard to the loss suffered on spectrum issue".
01 May 2015
New Delhi: The deputation of IPS officer Santosh Rastogi, who has been in the probe team of the 2G spectrum case, was on Friday extended by a year.
20 Mar 2015
New Delhi: The government's telecom spectrum auction kitty on Friday rose marginally to reach Rs 1.09 lakh crore at the end of the 14th day with robust bidding taking place in the 800 MHz band.
26 Mar 2015
New Delhi: Payment for spectrum won by companies in the auction concluded on Wednesday is expected to push up the debt on telecom operators to about Rs 3.5 lakh crore, leading to a significant rise in tariffs, says industry body Assocham.
22 Apr 2015
New Delhi: Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission (TC) on Wednesday decided to send back Trai proposals on spectrum sharing and trading guidelines as it seeks more clarification on certain issues.
21 Mar 2015
New Delhi: The government received commitments of Rs.107,000 crore from telecom operators at the end of bidding on Saturday, the 16th day of radio frequency spectrum e-auctions.