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  • SC hears pleas from telcos on license extension Feb 12, 2015 07:59 PM IST

    SC hears pleas from telcos on license extension

    The Supreme Court questioned the government over financial implications of allowing license extension. The Centre maintaining its position on the need for auctioning spectrum, argued that license extension would lead to limited spectrum availability.

  • Union Budget 2015: Need clarity on spectrum, M&A norms for telcos, say experts Feb 12, 2015 02:32 PM IST

    Union Budget 2015: Need clarity on spectrum, M&A norms for telcos, say experts

    Morgan Stanley expects the FM to provide clarity on spectrum sharing and trading, along with a statement of intent on approval of M&A guidelines for the sector.

  • Govt needs to simplify spectrum auctions process: Vodafone Feb 06, 2015 05:05 PM IST

    Govt needs to simplify spectrum auctions process: Vodafone

    Sunil Sood, the CEO designate of Vodafone said that the government needs to simplify auctions to meet its digital highway vision.

  • Verizon to sell wireline operations, towers worth $15.6 bn Feb 06, 2015 11:01 AM IST

    Verizon to sell wireline operations, towers worth $15.6 bn

    Verizon Communications said it would sell wireline assets to Frontier Communications for USD 10.54 billion in cash and sell and lease cell phone towers for around USD 5 billion to American Tower in a deal that will help it pay off recent wireless spectrum purchases.

  • Upcoming spectrum auction give sleepless nights to telcos Feb 03, 2015 10:19 PM IST

    Upcoming spectrum auction give sleepless nights to telcos

    With the stage set for the spectrum auctions to begin on March 4, top managements at Vodafone, Idea and Reliance Communications are having sleepless nights, reports CNBC-TV18's Malvika Jain.

  • 3G spectrum auction: Quantum 75% lower than TRAi recos Jan 30, 2015 01:15 PM IST

    3G spectrum auction: Quantum 75% lower than TRAi recos

    Government has issued details for auctioning 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum across 17 out of 22 service area at a pan-India base price of Rs 3,705 crore per megahertz.

  • Telecom stocks weaken on higher base price for 3G spectrum Jan 29, 2015 01:02 PM IST

    Telecom stocks weaken on higher base price for 3G spectrum

    Eyeing a record-high spectrum sale of Rs 1 lakh crore, the government yesterday fixed the base price for 3G auction at Rs 3,705 crore per mega hertz which itself can fetch over Rs 17,000 crore from this band.

  • Well-placed to renew existing spectrum in 900 MHz: Idea Jan 29, 2015 10:20 AM IST

    Well-placed to renew existing spectrum in 900 MHz: Idea

    On cash availability, Himanshu Kapania, MD of Idea Cellular says the company is well-placed to renew existing spectrums in 900 MHz band. In its Q3 results, the company reported cash profit of around Rs 2,000 plus crore. Next year it expects to generate Rs 10,000 crore cash profit.

  • Idea, Voda may not bid in 2100 MhZ auction: PhillipCap Jan 29, 2015 09:15 AM IST

    Idea, Voda may not bid in 2100 MhZ auction: PhillipCap

    Naveen Kulkarni of PhillipCapital does not think Idea Cellular and Vodafone will bid aggressively for the 2100 MhZ band. Bharti will be active in the space, he adds.

  • Govt may price 3G spectrum at 36% premium to TRAI recos Jan 28, 2015 05:58 PM IST

    Govt may price 3G spectrum at 36% premium to TRAI recos

    The reserve price for 3G spectrum will be set 36 percent higher than what TRAI had recommended, CNBC-TV18's Malvika Jain reports, quoting sources.

  • Spectrum auction deferred by a week to March 4 Jan 27, 2015 06:51 PM IST

    Spectrum auction deferred by a week to March 4

    The changes were uploaded on the Department of Telecom website as first amendment in the notice inviting application for spectrum auctions.

  • Telecom Commission suggests Rs 3,705 cr per Mhz for 3G Jan 19, 2015 05:43 PM IST

    Telecom Commission suggests Rs 3,705 cr per Mhz for 3G

    The Commission, headed by Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg, has considered sale of only 5 megahertz of 3G spectrum, while determining the price. This is only 25 per cent 20 Mhz recommended for auction by TRAI

  • 3G spectrum price to be placed before Cabinet this week Jan 19, 2015 03:14 PM IST

    3G spectrum price to be placed before Cabinet this week

    All the 3G spectrum being put for auction and demand made by industry are to be freed by the Defence Ministry. The Ministry has agreed to free 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum as of now and 15 Mhz when the government will notify dedicated spectrum for defence forces as 'Defence Band and Defence Interest Zone'.

  • Tata-led Neotel takeover in S Africa under scrutiny Jan 19, 2015 08:02 AM IST

    Tata-led Neotel takeover in S Africa under scrutiny

    The deal came under scrutiny at Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for two days as various stakeholders commented on the deal, which some said would result in Vodacom gaining an unfair competitive edge over its rivals.

  • TRAI reiterates its proposals on 3G spectrum Jan 15, 2015 02:32 PM IST

    TRAI reiterates its proposals on 3G spectrum

    The regulator added that a split auction of 2100 MHz, used for 3G services, will "artificially increase the market price of 2100 Mz in February 2015 (auction) because of the severe supply constraint".

  • See strong rupee on macros, govt steps: Federal Bank Jan 08, 2015 03:36 PM IST

    See strong rupee on macros, govt steps: Federal Bank

    Ashutosh Khajuria does not see a flight of capital anytime soon. He also feels there won‘t be much of a turbulence of the dollar-rupee front, but the Indian currency may appreciate vis-à-vis the euro. He says till March, anything between 63-64 per dollar will be good.

  • Telecom stocks weak, cabinet okays spectrum auction Jan 06, 2015 01:47 PM IST

    Telecom stocks weak, cabinet okays spectrum auction

    Idea has 92 percent of its 900 mhz holding coming up for auction hence highest risk. Bharti airtel has relatively less spectrum coming up for renewal.

  • 2G auction: Worst over for telecos, says Naveen Kulkarni Jan 06, 2015 11:14 AM IST

    2G auction: Worst over for telecos, says Naveen Kulkarni

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18 Kulkarni says the move is positive for the entire sector but with 2100 MHz also being auctioned, telecom players like Idea Cellular might see some relief as companies like Bharti Airtel will now bid aggressively for 2100 MHz easing bidding pressure for Idea with regards to the 900 MHz spectrum.

  • Spectrum auction modalities likely this week Jan 04, 2015 02:57 PM IST

    Spectrum auction modalities likely this week

    Government is likely to finalise most of the modalities this week for conducting spectrum auction for various bands, which is scheduled for February 23.

  • Hope DoT will lower price to see more participation: EY Dec 31, 2014 12:32 PM IST

    Hope DoT will lower price to see more participation: EY

    Trai has recommended that 2100 MHz should be auctioned with 800 and 900 MHz band and the 2100 MHz spectrum assigned to STeL be auctioned.

  • DoT may seek nod on defence-telecom spectrum swap in Jan Dec 30, 2014 12:19 PM IST

    DoT may seek nod on defence-telecom spectrum swap in Jan

    According to government sources, it is not necessary to swap 3G spectrum by February, the actual swapping can happen by July. The government is trying to ensure that 2G and 3G auctions are held before March 2015.

  • Most spectrum going for renewal is from 900 MHz: Idea Dec 29, 2014 01:13 PM IST

    Most spectrum going for renewal is from 900 MHz: Idea

    The overall spectrum capacity of the company stands at 253 MHz. 60 MHz is coming up for renewals, says Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular.

  • COAI seeks 5 yr extension in 4G network roll out deadline Dec 21, 2014 04:31 PM IST

    COAI seeks 5 yr extension in 4G network roll out deadline

    Telecom industry body COAI has requested the Department of Telecom to extend deadline for roll out of 4G services to 2020 citing various hurdles mainly delay in development of technology and regulatory procedures.

  • Sistema to discuss CDMA spectrum reserve price with govt Dec 11, 2014 08:40 PM IST

    Sistema to discuss CDMA spectrum reserve price with govt

    Mikhail Shamolin, President & CEO of Sistema told CNBC-TV18‘s Malvika Jain that spectrum is priced at a prohibitive rate, and such a rate may well hamper further investment into the country.

  • Additional spectrum: Hearing against Mittal, Ruia on Jan 12 Dec 10, 2014 04:38 PM IST

    Additional spectrum: Hearing against Mittal, Ruia on Jan 12

    The apex court, in its April 26 last year interim order, had said that hearing against Mittal and Ruia in the case will remain "postponed" in the trial court until further orders.

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