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  • RCom announces new resolution plan — to cut debt by Rs 39,000 cr with zero write-off for lenders Dec 26, 2017 04:19 PM IST

    RCom announces new resolution plan — to cut debt by Rs 39,000 cr with zero write-off for lenders

    The plan involves exiting strategic debt restructuring (SDR) and monetising some of the company's assets, including transfer of spectrum liabilities by March 2018.

  • TRAI's recos on easier spectrum rules to make consolidation more effective: EY Nov 22, 2017 01:26 PM IST

    TRAI's recos on easier spectrum rules to make consolidation more effective: EY

    This is very progressive move from TRAI and it makes the consolidation more effective, said Singhal, National Telecom Leader, EY

  • Idea best fit for Voda, subscriber base may reach 380 mn: CLSA Jan 20, 2017 04:00 PM IST

    Idea best fit for Voda, subscriber base may reach 380 mn: CLSA

    A recent CLSA report says that Idea Cellular is the best fit for Vodafone India and it may topple Airtel from its top position.

  • Vodafone loss doubles to $5.5 billion due to India write-down Nov 15, 2016 03:18 PM IST

    Vodafone loss doubles to $5.5 billion due to India write-down

    Vodafone said its loss after tax soared to 5.1 billion euros (USD 5.5 billion) in the six months to September 30, compared with a net loss of 2.5 billion euros one year earlier.

  • Quality of service will improve further, says telecom minister Oct 10, 2016 02:17 PM IST

    Quality of service will improve further, says telecom minister

    After the conclusion of the largest ever spectrum auctions, Rs 32,000 crore is what the government is getting as the upfront money.

  • Govt unlikely to auction unsold spectrum soon at reduced price Oct 07, 2016 09:18 PM IST

    Govt unlikely to auction unsold spectrum soon at reduced price

    "If the financial condition (of operators) is not good and they cannot take the spectrum now, what is the guarantee that they will take it, if we conduct auctions immediately. We will take a call at an opportune time," the Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said.

  • Quality of services for telecom is a work in progress: JS Deepak Oct 07, 2016 06:49 PM IST

    Quality of services for telecom is a work in progress: JS Deepak

    “Quality of services is still work in progress,” he told CNBC-TV18. The government is also providing new sites for towers to telecom companies to improve quality of calls.

  • Govt must relook at 700Mhz spectrum pricing: Mittal Oct 07, 2016 05:42 PM IST

    Govt must relook at 700Mhz spectrum pricing: Mittal

    "Three or four solid networks around the 700Mhz would have taken care of a lot of rural broadband networks. This is a missed opportunity. I hope the government will look into this and correct that particular part," Sunil Mittal said here at the India Economic Summit organised by the WEF and CII.

  • As spectrum auction ends, govt makes Rs 65,789 crore Oct 06, 2016 08:18 PM IST

    As spectrum auction ends, govt makes Rs 65,789 crore

    While this is lower than what the government had garnered last year, this is higher than most analysts‘ expectations of Rs 30,000-40,000 crore.

  • 700 MHz spectrum goes a-begging as 3rd day of auction wraps:Srcs Oct 04, 2016 04:44 PM IST

    700 MHz spectrum goes a-begging as 3rd day of auction wraps:Srcs

    The reserve price for the spectrum, suggested by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), is Rs 11,485 crore per MHz pan-India. This means that companies will have to shell out about Rs 57,425 crore for 5 MHz, which is exorbitant.

  • Telcos may spend Rs 40,000cr at spectrum auction: PhillipCap Sep 30, 2016 01:09 PM IST

    Telcos may spend Rs 40,000cr at spectrum auction: PhillipCap

    Reliance Jio, which is expected to shell out around Rs 9,000 crore at the auction, could have a significant impact on the financial performance of other telcos, Naveen Kulkarni, PhillipCapital says. Third quarter numbers are likely to reflect the amount of impact.

  • Spectrum auction to start Oct 1; govt aiming for Rs 1.5 lakh cr Sep 26, 2016 03:13 PM IST

    Spectrum auction to start Oct 1; govt aiming for Rs 1.5 lakh cr

    The auctions will actually begin on this Saturday, October 1 with seven telecom operators participating.

  • Reducing spectrum base prices not an option: Telecom Secy Sep 07, 2016 11:11 AM IST

    Reducing spectrum base prices not an option: Telecom Secy

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Telecom Secretary JS Deepak says that telcos will have choices and can pick up whatever spectrum they wish to.

  • RCom announces 300 minutes of app-to-app calling for Re 1 Aug 30, 2016 03:39 PM IST

    RCom announces 300 minutes of app-to-app calling for Re 1

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Prerna Baruah, Gurdeep Singh, CEO-Consumer Business, Reliance Communication, said today's consumers are chat-centric and they do a lot of stuff on chat including commerce, talking and video-calling.

  • RComm-Aircel deal in last leg; DoT approval needed: Sources Aug 26, 2016 11:13 AM IST

    RComm-Aircel deal in last leg; DoT approval needed: Sources

    Sources have told CNBC-TV18 that the formalities and technical details of the deal have been ironed out and the term-sheet for the merger is also ready.

  • India's largest spectrum auction to start from Sep 29 Aug 08, 2016 06:26 PM IST

    India's largest spectrum auction to start from Sep 29

    The government will put a total of 2,354.55 megahertz of mobile airwaves frequencies for auction all band -- 700 Mhz, 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz. All the airwaves being put for auction can be used for high speed 4G services.

  • Trai writes to DoT for a flat spectrum usage charge: Sources Jul 12, 2016 07:46 PM IST

    Trai writes to DoT for a flat spectrum usage charge: Sources

    Quoting sources, Prerna Baruah of CNBC-TV18 reports that Trai has likely asked DoT to look for some other weight instead of amount of spectrum as proxy for revenues.

  • 3% spectrum chrg positive for industry; Welcome govt's move:COAI Jun 07, 2016 07:00 PM IST

    3% spectrum chrg positive for industry; Welcome govt's move:COAI

    The Telecom Commission agreed on a 3 percent spectrum usage charge (SUC) for upcoming auctions across bands, while for remaining spectrum bands post 2010, the SUC will be calculated on a weighted average basis. The SUC for 2300 MHz band has been kept at 1 percent.

  • Have cleared policies pending for 8-10 years: Telecom Minister May 26, 2016 04:51 PM IST

    Have cleared policies pending for 8-10 years: Telecom Minister

    Steps taken by the Telecom Ministry have revived foreign investor interest in the sector, and the government is on its way to achieve its dream of creating a Digital India, says Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

  • High prices for 700 MHz may see lukewarm demand: COAI's Mathews May 02, 2016 10:21 PM IST

    High prices for 700 MHz may see lukewarm demand: COAI's Mathews

    The high prices will ensure that there's a very lukewarm response to the upcoming auctions when they do take place, says Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI.

  • Telecom Commission to meet today; discuss 700 MHz pricing Apr 30, 2016 01:02 PM IST

    Telecom Commission to meet today; discuss 700 MHz pricing

    The committee will undertake discussions on 700 MHz spectrum for which the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a price of Rs 11,485 crore per MHz.

  • Base price for 700 MHz spectrum unviable: Telenor Apr 28, 2016 08:00 PM IST

    Base price for 700 MHz spectrum unviable: Telenor

    Telenor's India CEO Sharad Mehrotra tells CNBC-TV18's Prerna Baruah that the company is eagerly waiting for the spectrum guidelines to be announced by the government.

  • SC dismisses PIL against Reliance Jio's 4G licence Apr 08, 2016 11:25 AM IST

    SC dismisses PIL against Reliance Jio's 4G licence

    The Supreme Court (SC) today dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against Reliance Jio, the to-be-launched telecom service owned by Reliance Industries.

  • Budget 2016: Telecom sector's wishlist Feb 01, 2016 10:25 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Telecom sector's wishlist

    This time, its long list of demands boils down to two things — clearer policies and help in reducing debt

  • Aim is to make maximum spectrum available for telcos: TRAI Jan 28, 2016 03:22 PM IST

    Aim is to make maximum spectrum available for telcos: TRAI

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, TRAI chairman RS Sharma says that the final decision will be taken up by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). Main aim is to make commercial spectrum available for telecom operators, he says.

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