Keyword : Spectrum

Why Amitabh Bachchan is important for spectrum auction

Before the telecom companies jump into spectrum auction from Wednesday (March 4) they should pay a visit to superstar Amitabh Bachchan. For that matter the government also should hear out  Bac

Auction station: Govt makes Rs 3 lakh cr from coal, spectrum and still counting

With Rs 2 lakh crore generated already from just 32 mines out of 204 and nearly Rs 1 lakh crore from spectrum auction, the government has so far earned Rs 3 lakh crore. On Monday alo

Govt makes billions at mobile consumers cost, tariff to go up

The government is happy that it made a killing by selling spectrum. The spectrum was sold at about 68 per cent premium, at Rs 1,09,874.91 crore ($17.6 billion) and the telecom companies borrowed he

Trai calls for spectrum audit and decisions on broadband services

Telecom regulator has asked the government to conduct spectrum audit for efficient use and also called for exemption of fixed line broadband service from license fee for at least 5 years.

Did UPA threaten top bureaucrat on spectrum?

The allegations are serious and throw light on the kind of pushing and pulling as bureaucrat faces. Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Pradip Baijal has made expolsoive cl

"There is a need for making more spectrum available for commercial activities"

As call drops and poor network problems are being mentioned even by the prime minister, new telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) chairman Ram Sevak Sharma talks on the

Evening digest: Indian middle class wealth up 150% since 2000

Growth in wealth creation by the middle class in India is higher than its pace globally, but lags far behind the scorching pace of growth in middle class wealth in China. In India, middle-class wea

CBI guilty of filing false chargesheet in spectrum case

India’s premier investigating agency has been taken to task for ‘false and fabricated’ chargesheet and an enquiry has been ordered. A special court in Delhi today discharged a for

TRAI sticks to auctioning all spectrum in 700-MHz band

Telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that entire spectrum in the 700-MHz band should be put to auction. Keeping in mind the growing consumer base for internet and the govern

Cabinet approves biggest spectrum auction

The mega spectrum auction plan, which was recommended by the department of telecommunications (DoT), was approved by the cabinet today. This is the biggest spectrum auction which is estimated to fe

Why unsold 700 MHz spectrum will pinch consumers

Your mobile phone coverage would not have been patchy and you would have faced much fewer problems regarding mobile phone connectivity if the 700 MHz had been picked up by the telecom operators. Bu

Spectrum auction: Winners and losers

The biggest ever telecom spectrum auction is over, and again it’s time to take stock. The government, of course, has failed miserably to meet its targets – due to a variety of reasons.


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