Aug 13, 2021 01:58 PM IST
With this trading, Jio will have 2X15MHz of spectrum in the 800MHz band in the Mumbai circle and 2X10MHz of spectrum in the 800MHz band in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, thereby further consolidating its spectrum footprint in these circles.
- Aug 10, 2021 04:54 PM IST
NCLAT is of the view that any transfer of the licence that may happen if the corporate debtor is acquired by a third party as part of an insolvency proceeding will only be permitted if the dues for such licence are cleared. Vodafone Idea owes the government Rs 96,270 crore in spectrum payment dues
- Aug 09, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Nearly Rs 15,900cr of non-adjusted gross revenue (AGR) spectrum dues become payable from April 2022.
- Jun 10, 2021 01:57 PM IST
It will help the railways to shift towards the Automatic Train Protection system. This system, among many other things, can monitor the speed of trains and activate emergency brakes. The new spectrum will also help the railways to increase the line capacity to accommodate more trains using the existing infrastructure.
- Jun 09, 2021 06:18 PM IST
4G spectrum will help improve passenger safety, increase train speeds and streamline operations
- May 06, 2021 12:57 PM IST
“It is unlikely that auctions will happen this year and will get postponed. The focus currently is on keeping networks stable,” a senior government official said.
- Mar 25, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Bidders acquired spectrum bands of 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz.
- Mar 11, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL)'s spectrum holding post-auction stands at 1,768.60 MHz.
- Mar 03, 2021 03:03 PM IST
The spectrum additions, which bring the government more revenue from fewer bidders than the 2016 auction, will help improve networks and protect the market position of existing entities, experts say.
- Oct 12, 2020 11:44 AM IST
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) -- whose members include Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, etc -- is doing regular follow-up on promises made by the government in National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP), 2018, COAI Director General S P Kochhar told PTI.
- Mar 27, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Telecom operators have requested the Department of Telecom(DoT) for additional spectrum allocation to meet the rising load on networks due to the ongoing lockdown mandating people to stay at home.
- Dec 20, 2019 02:32 PM IST
The spectrum auction is expected to be held in May-June next year and the DCC has not recommended any reduction in price of radiowaves, sources said.
- Nov 04, 2019 10:59 AM IST
To assume that incumbent TSPs are incapable of paying dues is naive at best and preposterous at worst. The government must avoid encouraging wilful and unethical defaulters by giving them relief to the detriment of those TSPs who have paid their dues lawfully for years
- Nov 01, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The Committee of Secretaries set up to investigate the reported stress in the telecom sector should first look into why these companies have high debt
- Nov 01, 2019 06:40 PM IST
Not only did the incumbents use dues owed to the government in funding this expansion, they also risked the financial health of PSU banks and their investors by not providing for liabilities on their balance sheets
- Oct 31, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The very talk of failure seems to be some kind of negotiating tactic. After all, incumbents can raise tariffs to improve their profitability. There are also the possibilities of equity infusions and asset monetisation to raise the necessary money for the government’s dues.
- Oct 31, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Relief to Bharti and Vodafone will also open up the government to charges of favouritism. In the Darwinian world of telecom services in India, many companies have fallen by the wayside, including biggies such as Telenor and Etisalat. They faced the same problems and failed, but the government didn’t step up to bail them out at that time
- Oct 30, 2019 05:22 PM IST
- Oct 29, 2019 03:00 PM IST
With two concurring judgments (2011 & 2019) from the Supreme Court, the government should not fall into trap of the two telcos and enforce the implementation of orders
- Nov 21, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Telecom sector has been battered by falling tariffs, eroding profitability, and mounting debt, in the face of stiff competition triggered by disruptive offerings of Reliance Jio, owned by richest Indian Mukesh Ambani.
- Nov 01, 2018 12:13 PM IST
Banks, especially government-backed ones, are reluctant to lend further to telecom companies since they are already under a lot of debt
- Feb 07, 2018 04:04 PM IST
"Spectrum above 3000 MHz will be put up for auction for the first time in the forthcoming auction," telecom minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
- Jan 18, 2018 04:05 PM IST
On the industry opinion that timing is not conducive now for holding spectrum auction given the financial stress, Sharma said decision on all those aspects will be taken after a considered view.
- Dec 26, 2017 09:59 PM IST
Ambani said the company had also run a process, run by real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle, to select a contractor to develop and monetize 20 million square feet at the knowledge city
- Dec 26, 2017 04:19 PM IST
The plan involves exiting strategic debt restructuring (SDR) and monetising some of the company's assets, including transfer of spectrum liabilities by March 2018.