Spectrum

Spectrum pricing issue a crucial missing piece in telecom sector: ICRA

The issue of spectrum pricing, which has wide implications for the future funding requirements of telecom service providers is still a crucial piece that is missing in the Indian telecom sector, says the latest ICRA Ratings report.

by Tejas Patel Posted in India, Industry, News, Policy0 Comments

Manmohan Singh

TEMA draws PM’s attention towards importance of strong manufacturing base

The telecom equipment manufacturing sector has somehow missed the bus of telecom revolution in the country, TEMA stated in the letter.

by Tejas Patel Posted in India, Industry, News, Policy1 Comment

Spectrum

Telcos differ on 2G auction rules

Uninor, in its response, has stated that only Private Respondents (whose licenses have been quashed by the SC judgement) and fresh applicants (well funded entities with no link to incumbent operators) should be eligible to take part in the auction of spectrum that has become available after the SC cancelled 122 2G licenses.

by Tejas Patel Posted in carriers, India, News, Policy1 Comment

Dr J S Sarma

India Telecom Tracker: Feb. 15, 2012

The Indian government has set up a committee to select the new chairman for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

by Tejas Patel Posted in carriers, India, Industry, News, Policy0 Comments

Dr J S Sarma

TRAI seeks industry view on mobile call charges cap; telcos fume

TRAI Chairman Dr J S Sarma stated that some of the recent developments have indicated there is perhaps a need to review the policy of forbearance in telecom tariffs.

by Tejas Patel Posted in carriers, India, News, Policy0 Comments

TRAI

TRAI begins process of spectrum auction post-2G verdict

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Friday released a pre-consultation paper on ‘Allocation of Spectrum in 2G band in 22 Service Areas by auction’ following the Supreme Court of India’s order cancelling 122 2G licenses.

by Tejas Patel Posted in India, News, Policy0 Comments

Telecom Tower

India’s 2G verdict may impact telecom tariffs, spur consolidation

Amidst all the talk of an impending rise in telecom tariffs in the last week, Thursday’s verdict of the Supreme Court of India in the 2G case has further strengthened that possibility.

by Tejas Patel Posted in carriers, India, News, Policy1 Comment

Justice

India cancels 122 2G licenses

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday cancelled 122 2G spectrum licenses controversially handed out by former Telecom Minister A Raja.

by Tejas Patel Posted in India, News, Policy6 Comments

Sunil Mittal

Calls tariffs to rise if govt decides to charge for extra spectrum: Mittal

The Indian consumers will have to be prepared for higher tariffs if the government goes ahead with the proposal to charge extra 2G spectrum held by telecom companies, says Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal.

by Tejas Patel Posted in India, Industry, News, Policy1 Comment

SMS

Limits on machine to machine and person to machine messages removed

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Wednesday exempted the machine to machine and person to machine messages from the limit of 200 SMS per day per SIM.

by Tejas Patel Posted in India, News, Policy0 Comments

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