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  • DoT gets Rs 17,876 crore from telecom operators as upfront payment for 5G spectrum Aug 17, 2022 10:06 PM IST

    DoT gets Rs 17,876 crore from telecom operators as upfront payment for 5G spectrum

    While all telecom operators have opted to make payments in 20 annual instalments, Bharti Airtel has paid Rs 8,312.4 crore equivalent to four annual instalments.

  • Jio completes 5G coverage planning in top 1,000 cities Aug 08, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    Jio completes 5G coverage planning in top 1,000 cities

    In the report, RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) said that Jio took major steps during 2021-22 in getting ready for 5G with its 100 per cent indigenous technology.

  • Adani says will use spectrum to support data centres, businesses Aug 02, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    Adani says will use spectrum to support data centres, businesses

    Adani Data Networks Ltd (ADNL), a unit of Adani Enterprises Ltd, acquired the right to use 400MHz of spectrum in the 26GHz millimetre wave band for 20 years in the auction that concluded on August 1.

  • Bidding begins for 5G spectrum auction on day 7 Aug 01, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    Bidding begins for 5G spectrum auction on day 7

    The bidding price and demand for spectrum in the UP East circle flared up once again on Sunday, after the situation eased a bit on the previous day.

  • 5G spectrum auction stretches to 4th day; bids worth Rs 1,49,623 crore received so far Jul 29, 2022 07:42 AM IST

    5G spectrum auction stretches to 4th day; bids worth Rs 1,49,623 crore received so far

    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship Adani Enterprises are in the race to bid for 5G spectrum, that offers speeds about 10 times faster than 4G and lag-free connectivity.

  • Telecom cos likely to launch 5G services during 2022-23, minister says Jul 20, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Telecom cos likely to launch 5G services during 2022-23, minister says

    The government said that there was no proposal at present with the Telecom Regulatory Authority to raise the revenue sharing rate payable by telecom operators.

  • Adani Data Networks, Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea to bid for spectrum Jul 12, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Adani Data Networks, Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea to bid for spectrum

    The spectrum auction, scheduled to start on July 26, may see aggressive bids for some frequency bands, with the entry of Adani Data Networks and established players Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel looking to strengthen their hold in the industry.

  • Adani to use 5G spectrum for all its private businesses, will not enter consumer mobility Jul 09, 2022 07:02 PM IST

    Adani to use 5G spectrum for all its private businesses, will not enter consumer mobility

    The conglomerate said its intention is not to be in the consumer mobility space but to build a private network to support all of its operations, including ports, logistics, power generation, transmission, distribution and various manufacturing operations

  • Telcos may buy spectrum worth Rs 71,000 crore in 5G auction: IIFL Jun 23, 2022 08:20 AM IST

    Telcos may buy spectrum worth Rs 71,000 crore in 5G auction: IIFL

    The government will next month auction about Rs 4.3 lakh crore worth of airwaves capable of offering fifth-generation or 5G telecom services, including ultra-high-speed internet.

  • Analysts see 5G drive significant advancements; some say spectrum base price remains an issue Jun 15, 2022 02:37 PM IST

    Analysts see 5G drive significant advancements; some say spectrum base price remains an issue

    The 5G auction and steps outlined for bidding will open up newer avenues for deeper penetration, access and rich user experience, Peeyush Vaish, Partner and Telecom Sector Leader, Deloitte India, said.

  • DoT in favour of 20-year validity for spectrum in upcoming auction: Sources Jun 10, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    DoT in favour of 20-year validity for spectrum in upcoming auction: Sources

    The sources told PTI that the Department of Telecom (DoT) is going with Trai-recommended reserve prices to the Cabinet, which will ultimately take a call on these crucial issues related to 5G spectrum auctions.

  • BSNL seeks spectrum worth Rs 61,000 cr in premium 700 Mhz frequency, prime 5G band Jun 02, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    BSNL seeks spectrum worth Rs 61,000 cr in premium 700 Mhz frequency, prime 5G band

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) had proposed to reserve for BSNL 10 megahertz of paired spectrum -- which means the same quantum of radiowaves for uplink and downlink -- in 600 Mhz band; 40 Mhz in 3600-3670 Mhz band; and 400 Mhz in 24 Ghz band.

  • DoT rejects proposal to allow companies to create internal 5G networks on their premises May 10, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    DoT rejects proposal to allow companies to create internal 5G networks on their premises

    Telecom operators including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have opposed the regulator's suggestion that companies in India be allowed to set up internal wireless networks using 5G technology like they are allowed to do in the US and Europe.

  • Govt may not auction 27.5-28.5 Ghz band, leave it for satellite firms Apr 29, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    Govt may not auction 27.5-28.5 Ghz band, leave it for satellite firms

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a base price for this frequency range and suggested that it can be used for both mobile as well as satellite services.

  • Spectrum prices recommended are rational, based on scientific calculation: Trai chief Apr 12, 2022 11:13 PM IST

    Spectrum prices recommended are rational, based on scientific calculation: Trai chief

    Industry body COAI, however, has expressed deep disappointment over Trai’s 5G recommendations, and termed the spectrum pricing suggested by the regulator as “too high”.

  • TRAI recommendations on cut in spectrum prices lower than industry's demand: Analysts Apr 12, 2022 03:14 PM IST

    TRAI recommendations on cut in spectrum prices lower than industry's demand: Analysts

    New Delhi, Apr 12 Trai recommendations on cut in 5G spectrum base price are incrementally positive, not transformational, some sector analysts said,..

  • Airtel prepays Rs 8,815 cr towards deferred liabilities for 2015 spectrum Mar 25, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    Airtel prepays Rs 8,815 cr towards deferred liabilities for 2015 spectrum

    The prepayment is for instalments due in FY2027 and FY2028, the Sunil Mittal-led telco said in a statement.

  • 5G spectrum auction expected in May, says senior official Feb 13, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    5G spectrum auction expected in May, says senior official

    Telecom operators have demanded up to 95 per cent cut in the spectrum frequency band price.

  • Airtel, Jio conclude spectrum trading agreement Aug 13, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Airtel, Jio conclude spectrum trading agreement

    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.

  • NCLAT ruling on spectrum could make resolution tough if Vodafone Idea files for bankruptcy Aug 10, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    NCLAT ruling on spectrum could make resolution tough if Vodafone Idea files for bankruptcy

    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 

  • Telecom department can't allow extension of moratorium on spectrum dues: Report Aug 09, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Telecom department can't allow extension of moratorium on spectrum dues: Report

    Nearly Rs 15,900cr of non-adjusted gross revenue (AGR) spectrum dues become payable from April 2022.

  • Explained: How 4G spectrum will help Indian Railways and millions of passengers Jun 10, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Explained: How 4G spectrum will help Indian Railways and millions of passengers

    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.

  • Govt approves allotment of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railways Jun 09, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Govt approves allotment of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railways

    4G spectrum will help improve passenger safety, increase train speeds and streamline operations

  • India’s 5G auctions may be pushed to next year: Report May 06, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    India’s 5G auctions may be pushed to next year: Report

    “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.

  • Spectrum sold in the recent auction can be used for 5G: MoS telecom Mar 25, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Spectrum sold in the recent auction can be used for 5G: MoS telecom

    Bidders acquired spectrum bands of 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz.