May 6th, 2021 11:20 AM 1 COMMENTS

DoT Might Postpone 5G Spectrum Auctions to Next Year

The 5G spectrum auction was expected to take place in the last quarter of CY2021. But now, the government might push it to the first quarter in 2022. The delay in the auction’s timeline is because of the ongoing pandemic in the country. The government is currently busy ensuring that the networks and telecom services are completely stable. According to an ET Telecom report, a senior government official said that... Read More

March 8th, 2021 12:37 PM 5 COMMENTS

5G Will be Launched in India With New Rules for Telecom Industry

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has decided to introduce a much-needed change in the rules governing the telecom industry before 5G is commercially is launched in the country. Currently, the industry is being governed by the outdated provisions of the Indian Telegraphy Act (1885) and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act (1933). But the technology and the manner of communication has evolved furiously in the last two decades; thus, new rules... Read More

January 8th, 2021 12:55 PM 28 COMMENTS

4G Spectrum Available for Less than Half the Price in Upcoming Auction

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) which decides the price of the spectrum bands or airwaves sold to the telecom operators will be availing the 4G spectrum for less than half the price in the upcoming auctions. Just to be clear, half the price here means half the price of what the operators paid for the spectrum bands in the previously held auctions. The 4G spectrum auction is slated to start... Read More

February 18th, 2020 3:56 PM 56 COMMENTS

Supreme Court Rejects Proposal of Vodafone Idea to Pay Part of AGR Dues, Company on the brink of Collapse

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Vodafone Idea’s proposal to pay part of their adjusted gross revenue dues and direct government not to take any coercive action against it. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Vodafone Idea said they are willing to pay Rs 2,500 crore today and another 1,000 crore by Friday, and the government shouldn’t pursue any forcible action against them. He also urged that the bank guarantees... Read More

September 10th, 2019 12:52 PM 16 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel Might Have to Pay Higher License and Spectrum Fees

Indian telecom operators might have to shell out as much as Rs 41,000 crore in additional spectrum usage charges (SUC) if a matter falls in favour of the government regarding the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) which is currently going on in Supreme Court. As per a new ET report, this figure will be asked from the telecom companies over the Rs 92,000 crore which has already been asked... Read More

January 4th, 2019 7:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Aircel Files Contempt Petition Against Airtel and DoT After Disobedience of SC Order

In the Supreme Court, a group of 300 employees of Aircel and its subsidiary Dishnet Wireless have filed a contempt petition against Bharti Airtel, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Bharti Hexacom since they could not furnish the bank guarantees worth Rs 453 crores. As per an ET Telecom report, the employees filed the petition on Wednesday and urged the Apex Court to “initiate contempt proceedings”. This time in the... Read More

September 4th, 2018 7:10 PM 7 COMMENTS

DoT Likely to Invite Applications for Providing In-Flight Connectivity in October

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is seeking to invite applications from entities for providing in-flight connectivity services in October. A senior government official informed to PTI regarding this news. With in-flight connectivity, passengers would be able to make calls and browse the Internet during their flights in the Indian airspace. Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said there was a long sitting with potential service providers, airlines and the DoT,... Read More

April 18th, 2018 4:33 PM 46 COMMENTS

DoT Recognises Bharti Airtel for Taking its Mobile Services to Unconnected Villages

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, has recognised Bharti Airtel for its significant efforts in stepping up network reach in deep rural pockets and taking its mobile services to unconnected villages to empower citizens. At the recently held pan India TERM cell conclave in Chilika (Odisha), Bharti Airtel’s Network Planning team was recognised by the DoT for being instrumental in implementing innovative methods to bring mobile connectivity to... Read More

April 17th, 2013 4:02 PM 23 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices To Submit Additional CDMA Spectrum back to DoT in all circles except Delhi and Mumbai

According to our exclusive sources, Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) all set to submit its additional CDMA spectrum back to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in all circles except Delhi and Mumbai to avoid one time payment charges. Recently,the telecom department (DoT) had imposed a one-time spectrum charge on airwaves held by existing mobile phone companies (CDMA and GSM) after the central Government had cleared the proposal in late 2012. For... Read More

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