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One-time fee for extra spectrum under consideration: Sibal


August 24th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said the levy of one-time charges against the excess spectrum allotted to the telecom operators is under consideration of the ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs to rise 37 to 49 paise at Rs.1,400 crore reserve price: COAI


August 6th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Telecom tariffs would rise 37 to 49 paise per minute led by the cabinet's decision to fix the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction ... Read more...

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Reserve price of spectrum major concern: COAI


June 30th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The telecom industry hopes that the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) which meets Monday is able to take a decision on at least the reserve ... Read more...

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EGoM to decide on spectrum pricing Thursday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom will meet Thursday to fix the base price of the auction of 2G spectrum, a senior ... Read more...

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No decision on 2G pricing, EGoM favours refarming spectrum


June 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) Tuesday failed to decide on a reserve price of the 2G spectrum but concluded that a minimum of ... Read more...

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EGoM to take final call Tuesday on spectrum pricing


June 4th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet Tuesday to take a final call on key issues of 2G ... Read more...

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Telcom firms meet Sibal again lobbying against TRAI proposals


May 8th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday assured telecom service providers that the government will look into their grievances against the sector regulator's recommendations on spectrum auction.For ... Read more...

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‘TRAI plan on spectrum auction will curtail investment’


April 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Recommendations of the telcom regulator on spectrum auction would drive up the cost of airwaves, create an artificial scarcity and affect investor sentiments in the ... Read more...

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GSM operators add 6.7 million new users in November


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India's GSM mobile phone base grew by a marginal 1.1 percent in November 2011 adding 6.7 million new subscribers.Data furnished by Cellular Operators Association of ... Read more...

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GSM operators add 6.5 mn subscribers in September


October 19th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India's GSM mobile subscribers base grew 1.07 percent in September with the addition of over 6.5 million subscribers. Uninor alone signed 1.92 million users.The total ... Read more...

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TRAI to come out with fresh recommendation in 2-3 weeks


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The telecom watchdog will finalise its recommendations on charging operators a one-time fee for 2G spectrum in two-three weeks, its chief J.S. Sarma said here Friday. "When ... Read more...

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GSM operators add 11.18 million users in April: COAI


May 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India's GSM operators, excluding Reliance Communications, added 11.18 million mobile users in April, expanding the subscriber base to 433 million, data provided by cellular operators association of ... Read more...

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CDMA operators ask government to accept TRAI proposals


May 19th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) CDMA operators have asked the government to accept the telecom regulator's recommendations on capping of spectrum in circles, cost for buying additional spectrum, and mergers and acquisitions, ... Read more...

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TRAI recommendations evoke mixed reactions from operators


May 12th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The telecom watchdog's recommendations on allocation of spectrum for second generation (2G) telephony evoked mixed reactions from mobile phone companies Wednesday. The country's top operator, Bharti Airtel, called ... Read more...

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Samsung bets on CDMA handset business with new models


December 29th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Consumer durables company Samsung India Electronics is hoping to sell around two million mobile phone sets compatible with the code division multiple access (CDMA) platform through its open ... Read more...

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India’s GSM subscriber base up 9.31 mn


September 10th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India's GSM customer base rose by 9.31 million in August, taking the total tally to 335.5 million, data released here Thursday said. According to the Cellular Operators ... Read more...

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Uniform licence fee for telecom operators soon


August 31st, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The government is mulling a uniform licence fee for various services offered by telecom operators, a top official said here Monday. "The DoT (Department of Telecommunications) is considering ... Read more...

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India adds 9.47 mn new GSM subscribers


August 11th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India added 9.47 million GSM subscribers in July, taking the total tally to 325.7 million, official data released Tuesday said. The subscriber addition in July is higher ... Read more...

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Rural areas fuel telecom growth in India


April 24th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) When most sectors are bearing the brunt of global economic slowdown, India's telecom industry is continuing with its high growth saga, thanks to the ... Read more...

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Telecom tribunal upholds dual spectrum policy


March 31st, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The telecom tribunal Tuesday upheld the government's dual spectrum allocation policy, allowing companies to offer mobile services under CDMA as well as GSM domain. Hearing a petition filed ... Read more...

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Sistema Shyam launches mobile phone services in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


March 26th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices, the joint venture between India's Shyam group and Russian telecom major Sistema SSA, Thursday launched its CDMA technology-based mobile services in 373 towns of Tamil ... Read more...

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Panel set up to resolve 2G, 3G revenue segregation issue


October 13th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The government has set up a sub-committee to resolve the "problem" of second generation (2G) and third generation (3G) mobile services revenue segregation, Telecommunications Minister A. Raja ... Read more...

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3G spectrum auction to end by October-end (Lead)


August 28th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government Thursday said the auction for allotment of 3G spectrum will end by October-end, while services will roll out before 2009."Auction of the 3G spectrum will ... Read more...

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High court dismisses GSM telecom operators’ petition


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed the petition filed by GSM operators to quash the telecom regulator's permission to grant dual spectrum to CDMA operators under the ... Read more...

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GSM operators agree to connect with RCom network


August 20th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Reliance Communication (RCom) is set to launch its proposed GSM cellular network by the year-end, with five GSM operators agreeing to interconnect their networks with RCom's, a ... Read more...

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India adds 27.45 mn more mobile subscribers


July 3rd, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India added 27.45 million mobile subscribers in the quarter ended March 31, taking the total number of connections to 261.07 million, new data showed Thursday. Accordingly, the ... Read more...

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