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Government wants 2G auction deadline extended to November


August 7th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The government will file an application in the Supreme Court seeking an extension of the the deadline for the auction of 2G spectrum, Communications ... Read more...

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Times Internet selected as auctioneer for spectrum


August 7th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Gurgaon-based Times Internet Limited (TIL) Monday said it has been selected as the auctioneer to operate the spectrum auction process by the telecom department."This will ... Read more...

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EGoM’s reserve price revision still high: GSMA


July 21st, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The price range recommended by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) for 2G spectrum is still very high in terms of international best practices and would ... Read more...

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Telecom EGoM to recommend lower reserve price to cabinet for approval (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday decided to recommend to the cabinet a reserve price lower than what the sector regulator has ... Read more...

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2G: Telecom official deposes in court


July 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A telecom department official Wednesday told a special court hearing the 2G spectrum case that he was transferred to another department after he raised doubts ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging


July 12th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the mortgaging of spectrum.Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said the EGoM headed by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram expected to head EGoM on spectrum


July 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram could head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom which has been tasked to take crucial decisions on issues ... 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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2G: Accused says prosecution using forged records


June 7th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A CBI special court here hearing the 2G case Thursday kept as pending its order on a plea seeking specimen signature of a prosecution witness ... 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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Excess spectrum allocation: Apex court notice on plea for recovering charges


March 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking the transfer of a petition from the Delhi High Court to ... Read more...

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3G roaming: High court dismisses DoT plea (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismiised a plea seeking a stay on a tribunal order that restrained by the Department of Telecom (DoT) from imposing ... Read more...

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3G dispute: Court refuses to stay TDSAT order


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay an order of telecom tribunal TDSAT restraining the Department of Telecom (DoT) from enforcing a ban on ... Read more...

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2G scam: A chronology


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events leading to the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licenses given out during the tenure of former communications ... Read more...

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TRAI mulls paper on operators’ exit policy


January 6th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said Friday it was considering a pre-consultation paper on an exit policy for operators."TRAI is contemplating to issue ... Read more...

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3G case: Tribunal’s jurisdiction on hearing questioned


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Tuesday adjourned to Jan 9 the hearing on top telecom operators providing 3G roaming services after the ... Read more...

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TDSAT provides relief to telecom operators till Jan 3


December 24th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Saturday asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) not to take any "coercive" action in enforcing a ban ... Read more...

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Airtel, Idea, Vodafone asked to stop 3G roaming service (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The department of telecom (DOT) Friday asked three operators -- Airtel, Ideal Cellular and Vodafone -- to terminate their 3G roaming agreements by Saturday.The service ... Read more...

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Airtel, Idea, Vodafone asked to stop 3G roaming service


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The department of telecom (DOT) Friday asked three operators -- Airtel, Ideal Cellular and Vodafone -- to terminate their 3G roaming agreements by Saturday.The service ... Read more...

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Sibal meets telecom operators on 3G issue


November 30th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday met chiefs of leading telecom service providers such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Tata and Vodafone to discuss ... 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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Return 3G license fees if roaming pact illegal: Telecom biggies


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Leading telecom service providers Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular Tuesday sought the prime minister's intervention in the 3G Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) issue ... Read more...

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I will appeal to higher court: Sukh Ram


November 19th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, Nov 19 (IANS) Former union minister Sukh Ram, who was Saturday sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment in a 1996 telecom scam case by a Delhi court, said ... Read more...

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Telecom firms should bar pesky calls, SMSes: TRAI


November 18th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Telecom service providers need to take steps to completely eradicate the menace of unsolicited commercial calls and messages, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ... Read more...

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3G roaming deals issue to affect investor confidence: Airtel


November 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel Friday said that penalties on operators should be imposed transparently and that the ongoing confusion over the 3G roaming deals ... Read more...

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Spectrum likely to be costlier for telecom firms


November 4th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Telecom service providers will have to shell out a lot more for the spectrum that they use as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ... Read more...

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TRAI eases mergers and acquisition norms


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Thursday made proposals to ease mergers for companies having market shares of up to 35 percent, but added ... Read more...

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Indian telecom sector received Rs.48,220 crore FDI


October 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India's telecom sector received foreign direct investment (FDI) of Rs.48,220 crore in the last 11 years - 8 percent of the total FDI the country ... Read more...

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Criminal breach of trust, conspiracy charge not valid: Kanimozhi


October 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Jailed DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar Saturday argued in the special court that they cannot be said to have committed a ... Read more...

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BSNL staff on fast, threaten strike Oct 10


September 27th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) executive and non-executive staff Tuesday observed a day long fast for their demands and threatened an all India strike ... Read more...

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DoT rejected application for internet license: Qualcomm


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Qualcomm Thursday said the telecom department (DoT) had rejected its application for internet service license for using the broadband spectrum it ... Read more...

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JPC probing 2G scam gets time till May 2012


September 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum scam and India's telecom pricing policy from 1998 to 2009 was Tuesday given an extension till ... Read more...

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Over 37,000 villages have no mobile phones


September 4th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Over 37,000 villages in the country have not got mobile phone connectivity till March 2011, according to data from the telecom department.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Telecom revolution has bypassed villagers: Sibal


August 29th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the telecom revolution has not benefited the rural people much.The rural teledensity as compared to the urban teledensity remains ... Read more...

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