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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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TRAI’s revised tariff analysis flawed: COAI


July 13th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Friday lashed out the telecom regulator's analysis effects on costs, tariffs and financial returns, saying it was flawed ... Read more...

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TRAI issues draft guidelines on mobile data services


July 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator has released draft regulations on minimum quality benchmark for mobile internet service under which it will be mandatory for an operator to ... Read more...

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Re-farming of spectrum will harm incumbents: Assocham


May 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The telecom regulator's proposal for an immediate re-farming of spectrum will adversely affect the profits of established service providers, an industry lobby said Saturday.Telecom ... Read more...

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Brazil’s wireless carriers challenge 4G auction plans


May 12th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's four largest wireless carriers have filed applications challenging plans for an auction of 4G spectrum currently scheduled for June, telecom regulator Anatel said.Vivo, a unit ... Read more...

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Airtel ranked best operator by Nigerian telecom regulator


May 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lagos, May 11 (IANS) Nigerian telecom regulator has ranked Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel's Nigerian unit -- Airtel Nigeria -- as the best operator for good quality of service.Of ... Read more...

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Telenor’s India unit posts $806mn quarterly loss


May 8th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Norway-based Telenor's India unit Tuesday reported an operating loss of 4.68 billion Norwegian kroner ($806 million) burdened by a huge impairment charge on its Indian ... 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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Uninor to file interim application in Supreme Court


May 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Uninor will file an interim application in the Supreme Court to bring to the apex court's attention its plea against the recommendations of the telecom ... Read more...

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Spectrum shift to put additional Rs.10,000 crore cost on Vodafone


April 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Vodafone India Monday said the telecom regulator's proposal to replace its 900MHz with an 1800MHz network will cost an additional Rs.10,000 crore to the firm ... 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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Telenor writes down remaining Indian assets worth $680 mn


April 30th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, April 30 (IANS) Norwegian telecom giant Telenor said Monday it has written down its remaining assets in India worth $680 million owing to the "increased uncertainty" in the country's ... Read more...

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Operators urge Sibal to auction total spectrum, reduce reserve price


April 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Terming the telecom regulator's recommendation on spectrum auction as flawed and retrograde, leading telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, have urged Communications Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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Operators relieved as service closure deadline extended


April 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Telecom operators whose licences were cancelled by the Supreme Court in February heaved a sigh of relief after the apex court Tuesday extended the deadline ... Read more...

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STel, Etisalat told to restore services till licence expires


April 11th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator Wednesday directed STel and Etisalat to resume their services in full till their licences are actually cancelled following a Supreme Court order."Restore ... Read more...

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Maintain quality of service: TRAI to operators


March 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The telecom regulator has asked the operators whose licences stand cancelled following the Supreme Court verdict to ensure quality of service during the period of ... Read more...

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Ensure transparency in tariff ads, TRAI tells operators


March 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The telecom regulator Monday directed all service providers to ensure that their tariff advertisements are transparent and should not mislead consumers.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of ... Read more...

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Operators want total spectrum available to be auctioned


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government should auction the entire amount of spectrum, including the spectrum to be made available after the cancellation of 2G licences and the one ... Read more...

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TRAI had no information about spectrum, court told


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A former chief of India's telecom regulator Thursday told the court hearing the 2G scam case that the panel had no authentic information about ... Read more...

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Birla wrote letter to PM: Ex-telecom regulator


March 16th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Nripendra Mishra told a CBI special court here Friday that Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam ... Read more...

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2G: Raja examines ex-telecom regulator (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Jailed former communications minister A. Raja, an accused in the 2G case, Wednesday cross-examined prosecution witness and former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ... Read more...

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2G: Raja examines ex-telecom regulator


March 14th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Jailed former communications minister A. Raja, an accused in the 2G case, Wednesday cross-examined prosecution witness and former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Nripendra ... Read more...

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Former telecom regulator testifies in 2G case


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Nripendra Mishra Thursday told a CBI special court hearing the 2G case that an auction was held ... 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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Operators at loggerheads over 2G spectrum auction


February 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Sharp differences between old and new telecom operators came out in the open Thursday over the forthcoming 2G spectrum auction following the Supreme Court's order ... Read more...

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Pre-paid Airtel customers to get detailed bills now


February 13th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Following the Indian telecom regulator's instructions, Bharti Airtel Monday launched an online self-care service to provide its pre-paid mobile customers details of their account including ... Read more...

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Fix reserve price at Rs.1,658 crore in 2G auction: Uninor


February 10th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor Friday signalled its participation in the upcoming auction of 2G licences, asking the telecom regulator to fix the reserve price at ... Read more...

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Sistema to contest Supreme Court verdict on 2G licence


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Russian conglomerate Sistema Friday said it will seek legal remedies to safeguard its interests in India and the telecom operations under the joint venture with ... Read more...

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Networks hope to acquire more users, spectrum


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court cancelled 122 telecom licenses, most of the old telecom networks were cautiously optimistic Friday about garnering more users ... Read more...

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Foreign telecom firms want government to clarify stand (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Norwegian firm Telenor Thursday sought a fair deal from the Indian government to protect its investment in the country after the Supreme Court cancelled the ... Read more...

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MNP likely to see more takers following SC ruling


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A mass switchover by mobile users is likely in the telecom sector as customers would now plan to port in to different networks following the ... Read more...

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Foreign telecom firms want government to clarify stand


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Norwegian firm Telenor Thursday sought a fair deal from the Indian government to protect its investment in the country after the Supreme Court cancelled ... Read more...

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Sibal meets PM, Mukherjee to discuss 2G verdict


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Soon after the Supreme Court's verdict Thursday cancelling 2G licences to telecom firms, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal went in an overdrive trying to ascertain ... Read more...

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SC cancels 122 ‘arbitrary’ 2G licences, government in trouble (Afternoon Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) In a fresh blow to the government, the Supreme Court Thursday cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum allocated in 2008 and left the ... Read more...

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Government will study SC order, implications: Pranab


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government reacted cautiously to the Supreme Court verdict Thursday canceling 122 telecom licences issued during jailed former communications minister ... Read more...

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