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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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More time sought from SC for auction of spectrum (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court for "further and final extension of time" for the auction and allocation of 122 2G licenses and ... Read more...

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Pawar to head EGoM on spectrum


June 29th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) which will meet to take a decision on spectrum pricing, a ... Read more...

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EGoM on 2G spectrum deferred


June 21st, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, which was to take place Thursday ... 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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EGoM to take final call on pricing and refarming of spectrum


May 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will take the final call on key issues such as pricing and ... Read more...

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Telecom Commission to meet again Saturday on spectrum pricing


May 24th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Telecom Commission at its meeting Thursday could not decide on the sector regulator's recommendations on key issues such as pricing and refarming of spectrum. ... Read more...

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Telecom Commission to meet Thursday on TRAI recommendations


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Telecom Commission, the highest policy-making forum in the communications ministry, will meet Thursday to take a call on the sector regulator's controversial recommendations on ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs may rise by 90 paise in metros: Study


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Telecom tariffs will rise by 90 paise a minute in metros and 20-34 paise on an average across the country if the sector regulator's recommendations ... Read more...

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GSM players to contest TRAI theory of minor tariff hike


May 7th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The heads of some telecom firms will meet Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday to contest the regulator's contention that there would be only a minor ... Read more...

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TRAI’s reserve price extremely high: CII


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The reserve price for the telecom spectrum auction recommended by TRAI is extremely high and will hurt inclusive growth and will also be detrimental for ... Read more...

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Telecom honchos to meet Sibal


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Chiefs of top telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, will meet Wednesday evening Communications Minister Kapil Sibal to discuss their concerns following the ... Read more...

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2G: Process for selection of auctioneer approved


May 1st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) In a rush to meet the August 31 deadline set by the Supreme Court for auctioning 2G spectrum, an empowered group of ministers (EGoM) Tuesday ... Read more...

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Telecom Commission seeks clarity on TRAI proposals


April 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Commission Monday sought more information and clarifications from the telecom regulator on its recommendations on 2G auction, including spectrum pricing, which have invited ... Read more...

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Did not depose falsely against Raja: Ex-telecom secretary


April 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Former telecom secretary D.S. Mathur Tuesday told a special Delhi court hearing the 2G case that he did not depose falsely against former telecom ... Read more...

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Officials told Raja to auction 2G airwaves, court told


April 10th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Former telecom secretary D.S. Mathur Tuesday told a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court here that telecom commission members had suggested auctioning the ... Read more...

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New telecom policy likely by June: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The new telecom policy, which is expected to do away with roaming charges for subscribers will be announced by June, the Economic Survey said Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Vodafone chief Vittorio Colao meets Sibal


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Vittorio Colao, chief executive of the world's largest mobile telephone operator, Vodafone Plc, met Communications Minister Kapil Sibal here Monday and is understood to have ... Read more...

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Telecom cos may have to pay for excess spectrum


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Telecom companies which provide services on the GSM platform may have to shell out a one-time fee for holding spectrum in excess of 4.4 Mhz, ... Read more...

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Telecom Commission undecided on mergers, spectrum fee


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The telecom commission is still undecided over the regulator's proposition of easing merger norms and allowing the levy of a one-time fee on companies holding ... Read more...

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Telecom panel to meet again on mergers, license norms


November 28th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The telecom commission will meet again on Dec 1 to discuss the proposals of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on mergers and acquisitions ... Read more...

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Final decision on 3G roaming after meeting operators: DoT


November 28th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The telecom ministry will soon be meeting the telecom operators on the 3G Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) issue and will thereafter take the final decision, ... Read more...

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BJP finds itself in 2G dock after CBI files case (Roundup)


November 19th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday found itself in a bind over 2G spectrum allocation to private firms during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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2G: Raids at Airtel, Vodafone offices after CBI files new case (Second Lead)


November 19th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday conducted raids in Delhi and Mumbai at offices of three private cellular companies and the houses of ... Read more...

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New telecom policy to be unveiled in January


November 4th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) A new telecom policy which may do away with roaming charges for subscribers within the country will be announced in January 2012, Communications Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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Chidambaram favoured 2G auction, CBI tells apex court


September 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday strongly defended Home Minister P. Chidambaram, saying that the finance ministry under him had consistently favoured "auction ... Read more...

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Cabinet note on VSNL land issue to be sent to cabinet soon: Sibal


August 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said a cabinet note on selling surplus land that was earlier with the state-run enterprise VSNL has been prepared and ... Read more...

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Government responsible for 2G mess, didn’t listen: Behura


July 27th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government is responsible for the 2G "mess", jailed former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura said Wednesday, accusing the powers that be of not listening ... Read more...

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New telecom policy to be announced by October: Sibal


July 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that the government will announce the new telecom policy by October."By September it will get approved and by October ... Read more...

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National Optical Fiber network to be set up: Sibal


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said the telecom commission has recommended creating a National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) to provide broadband connectivity to panchayats."The objective ... Read more...

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Telecom commission meet soon to decide VSNL land issue


July 6th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said that the Department of Telecom will again meet on July 22 to discuss the hiving of some 775 acres ... Read more...

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Public Accounts Committee quizzes Ambani (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday continued quizzing people, including industrialist Anil Ambani, on matters related to the allotment of scarce telecom spectrum by ... Read more...

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Public Accounts Committee questions more people in 2G probe


April 5th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday continued questioning people, including industrialists, in its probe into the allocation of scarce telecom spectrum by former communications minister ... Read more...

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