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Supreme Court extends 2G auction deadline to Jan 11 (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday allowed the government to complete the 2G spectrum auction by Jan 11, 2013.The apex court said it will initiate contempt proceedings ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit falls 13 percent


April 26th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular Thursday reported a 13 percent decline in net profit for the quarter ended March 31 at Rs.238.98 crore owing to higher ... Read more...

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No business can afford to ignore Indian ICT market: Sibal


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) No business can afford to ignore the growing information communication technology (ICT) market in India given its the demographic profile, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said ... Read more...

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Qualcomm to get license after clearing Rs.410 crore dues


February 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian government Friday agreed to accept chipmaker Qualcomm's offer to clear the Rs.410 crore ($83.5 million) its partner Tulip Telecom owed as license fee, ... Read more...

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Older players should be invited for 2G auction: Vodafone


February 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) All existing telecom operators and even new players should be invited for the auction of 2G spectrum as and when the government decides to do ... Read more...

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India eases merger norms in telecom sector


February 15th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India Wednesday announced new norms for the telecom industry, making mergers and acquisitions (M&As;) easier in the sector that is set to enter a phase ... Read more...

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2G: PM holds meet to discuss apex court verdict fallout (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday held a crucial meeting with key cabinet colleagues to discuss the 2G issue in the wake of the apex ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks initial response on 2G spectrum auction by Feb 15


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's telecom sector regulator Friday released a pre-consultation paper on allocation of airwaves in the 2G band across 22 circles by auction.It asked all stakeholders ... Read more...

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Operative parts of apex court’s 2G judgment (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The operative parts of the Supreme Court's decision Thursday in which it cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum (airwaves) allocated to telecom companies in ... Read more...

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Operative parts of apex court’s 2G judgment


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The operative parts of the Supreme Court's decision Thursday in which it cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum (airwaves) allocated to telecom companies in ... Read more...

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Sibal endorses new telecom, IT policies


October 20th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The new policies for the telecom, information technology (IT) and electronics sectors would usher in a new phase of growth and add millions of jobs, ... Read more...

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Free roaming, high broadband speeds in new telecom policy


October 10th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The new telecom policy will bring cheer to consumers with the government Monday proposing to remove roaming charges for subscribers within the country, exponentially increasing ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit declines 12 percent


July 29th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Idea Cellular Friday posted an increase of 12 percent in its consolidated net profit at Rs.177.3 crore for the quarter ended June 30. The results were ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit dips by 2.5 percent


June 13th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Telcom service provider Idea Cellular Monday reported a decrease of 2.5 percent in net profit for the quarter ended March 31 at Rs.255.92 crore as ... Read more...

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Sibal bats for spectrum audit, change in merger rules (Roundup)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal Monday unveiled the broad framework of a new telecom policy which would usher in reforms such as audit ... Read more...

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Spectrum audit, merger reforms in new telecom policy (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday unveiled the broad framework of a new telecom policy which would bring in reforms such as audit of spectrum ... Read more...

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Pre-paid mobile phone service extended in Kashmir, northeast


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The government has extended the pre-paid mobile phone service in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other northeastern telecom service areas for two years.The extension of ... Read more...

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Finnair achieves 2.5 percent growth in 2010


January 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair's passenger traffic grew by 2.5 percent in 2010 helped by a boost on its Asian routes, the airline said Sunday.Traffic on the Asian route ... Read more...

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Transgenders hold pride march in New Delhi


November 28th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.28 (ANI): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) participated in the third pride march here on Sunday.They said the Delhi High Court decision to decriminalise homosexuality by redefining Section-377 of ... Read more...

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DoT extends subscriber verification deadline to Dec 31


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The department of telecom (DoT) Wednesday extended the deadline for re-verification of mobile subscribers by service providers to Dec 31 after consultation with security agencies."During this ... Read more...

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Mobile number portability launch delayed, to start Nov 25


October 31st, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The mobile number portability (MNP) service, which will allow subscribers to retain their numbers while switching operators, will roll out from Nov 25 instead of Nov 1 ... Read more...

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Bulk SMS, MMS ban extended till Oct 1


September 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The government has extended the ban on bulk Short Message Services (SMS) and Multi-media Messaging Services (MMS) in the country for a day till Oct 1, hours ... Read more...

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Ban on bulk SMS, MMS extended till Sep 30 (Lead)


September 24th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The ban on bulk SMS and MMS has been further extended till Sep 30, the ministry of communications and information technology said Friday. The move came after ... Read more...

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Govt. orders ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes for next 72 hours


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.22 (ANI): Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Wednesday evening directed all Mobile Telecom Services Providers in the country for banning all bulk SMSes ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Bulk SMS service banned, media cautioned (Roundup)


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Ahead of the Ayodhya verdict Sep 24, the central government Wednesday banned bulk SMS and MMS services till Saturday to check rumours and a group of editors ... Read more...

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Third generation mobile services to hit the markets soon


September 1st, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Making certain amendments to the licence terms, the government Wednesday allocated airwaves to private telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Vodafone and Idea Cellular to roll ... Read more...

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Qualcomm sells 26 percent stake to Global Holding and Tulip


July 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) California-based cellphone chipmaker Qualcomm Friday sold 26 percent stake in its Indian arm to Global Holding Corporation and Tulip Telecom to form a joint venture to roll ... Read more...

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India reaps billions from BWA auction, biggies stay away (Lead)


June 11th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's auction of spectrum for broadband wireless access (BWA) services ended Friday enriching the government by Rs.38,543.31 crore (over $8.56 billion). The 16 days and 117 rounds of ... Read more...

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Uninor eyes 8 percent market share by 2018


June 1st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Eyeing an eight percent market share by 2018, mobile services provider Uninor, a joint venture between realty firm Unitech and Norway-based Telenor, Tuesday launched services in five telecom ... Read more...

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RCom pays $1.91 billion towards 3G spectrum


May 31st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) Monday paid Rs.8,585.04 crore ($1.91 billion) towards spectrum fees to the government to start third generation (3G) telecom services. RCom is one ... Read more...

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Government asks 3G auction winners to pay by May 31


May 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Indian government Friday approved the results of the auction of spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services and asked the winning firms to make payments by ... Read more...

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3G auction: Pan-India licence price nears Rs.9,000 cr level


April 28th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India Wednesday concluded 94 rounds of an auction to award spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services in the country, with the provisional winning price for a ... Read more...

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3G spectrum auction revenue crosses Rs.35,000 crore


April 27th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India Tuesday concluded 88 rounds of spectrum auction for third generation (3G) telecom services in the country, with the government's provisional revenue from the sale of airwaves ... Read more...

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Agreements on environment and trade in services to be signed at Bhutan SAARC summit: Rao


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 22 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday said that the next week's 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit will witness signing of two important ... Read more...

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Pan-India 3G spectrum licence now nearly twice base price


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India Thursday concluded 64 rounds of an auction to award radio frequency spectrum for third generation telecom services in the country, with the provisional winning price for ... Read more...

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