User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
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July spectrum auction may realise mere Rs 70,000 crore, experts say 2.5.2016 ET: Policy
The steep base price set for sale of 700 MHz band (4G) spectrum in the upcoming auction will deter buyers and cap government sales proceeds at Rs 60,000-70,000 crore.
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Telcos' hopes on cheaper 700-Mhz spectrum dashed 1.5.2016 Rediff: Business
Telecom Commission approves high base price of Rs 11,485 cr per Mhz for 700-Mhz frequency; no decision taken on proposed standard spectrum usage charges of 4.5%
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Telecom panel seeks AG’s opinion on uniform spectrum charge 30.4.2016 TOI: India
The inter-ministerial Telecom Commission on Saturday decided to refer the matter of having a uniform charge on spectrum usage to the attorney general even as it decided to auction mobile airwaves at the base price suggested by regulator Trai to garner at least Rs 5.36 lakh crore.
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Telecom panel for auction of all spectrum available at base price 30.4.2016 ET: Policy
The suggestion of Telecom Commission will be placed before the Cabinet for final approval based on which rules for auction to be held in July will be framed.
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Department of Telecommunications mulls changing spectrum user charges 29.4.2016 ET: Policy
In what could be a huge policy change in Indian telecom, the Telecom Department is considering changing the spectrum user charge regime from the existing weighted average to a flat rate
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Retain Trai suggested payment terms in auction: Telenor to DoT 29.4.2016 ET: Policy
Telenor has asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to retain the option of deferred payment suggested by the regulator Trai, saying it would help reduce the burden on the industry.
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Spectrum auction may fail at current base price: GSMA 28.4.2016 ET: Policy
GSMA said that the high price of spectrum will denying the enabling social and economic power of 700 Mhz band spectrum resource to the citizens of India.
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Government firm on in-built GPS in mobile phones; DoT to talk to telcos, stakeholders 28.4.2016 ET: Policy
“The telecom department will have a discussion with telecom operators and stakeholders to mitigate their apprehensions,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
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Reliance Jio, COAI differ on spectrum usage fee 28.4.2016 ET: Policy
Reliance Jio Infocomm and the COAI are at loggerheads over the GSM industry body’s recent call for a uniform annual levy for using airwaves.
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Will take action for call drops to protect consumer interest: TRAI to SC 27.4.2016 ET: Policy
TRAI today told the Supreme Court that it will take action against the Telcos for call drops to protect the interest of consumers as these service providers are not willing to compensate them.
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Reliance Jio, GSM telcos clash over spectrum usage charge 27.4.2016 ET: Infotech
In a string of letters to the telecom department (DoT), COAI had recently called for a uniform annual levy of 3% of yearly revenue for using airwaves.
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Airtel seeks Trai nod to offer video content via private network 26.4.2016 TOI: India Business
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Can re-look penalties, if free calls given for call drops:TRAI to SC 26.4.2016 ET: Policy
The bench said then why TRAI has not asked other service providers also to follow free call compensation arrangement for call drops.
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Can re-look penalties if free calls given for call drops:TRAI 26.4.2016 DNA: Money
TRAI on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it has to safeguard 100 crore telecom subscribers and if companies agree to compensate call drops with equal number of free calls to consumers without pre-conditions then it is open to re-consider its direction imposing penalty on them. "If Telenor can offer free call for every call drops under its scheme 'call katega-muft call milega', then other service providers can also do so but it should be without any provisos. If they agree to do so, then we are open to considering it," Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said. Rohatgi, appearing for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), before a bench of justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman, said that the issue is that telecom companies never agree to any of the arrangements suggested to them by the regulator for compensating the consumers. "We have to safeguard the interest of 100 crores of subscribers. We suggested the service providers to re-credit the time back to the consumers for the call drop, we asked them ...
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‘Panic Button and Global Positioning System in Mobile Phone Handsets Rules 2016’ notified 26.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Telecommunications has notified the “Panic Button and Global Positioning System in Mobile Phone Handsets Rules 2016”.
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Telephone subscriber base increased to 105.18 crore in February: Trai 26.4.2016 ET: Policy
The wireline subscriber base though declined to 2.52 crore at the end of February from 2.53 crore in the previous month.
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Panic button must in mobile phones by next year 26.4.2016 Rediff: Business
The move was necessitated by growing number of crimes especially against women.
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DoT against liberal payment terms 26.4.2016 ET: Policy
At this base price, each block would fetch the government overRs 57,000 crore, which is more than half the entire proceeds of the 2015 sale of spectrum.
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Airtel seeks Trai's permission before video content deal with a US company 25.4.2016 ET: Policy
US company "wishes to offer video content on an exclusive basis over Airtel’s closed electronic communication network to our customers", letter said.
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Airtel seeks TRAI nod for planned exclusive content service 25.4.2016 DNA: Top News
Bharti Airtel wrote to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday, seeking counsel on a deal the company is planning to enter into with a global content provider. “We wish to bring to your kind attention that we have been approached by one of the big global content providers who wishes to offer their video content on exclusive basis over the closed electronics communications network (CECN) of Airtel,” the company wrote to TRAI secretary Sudhir Gupta, in what seems to be a move to avoid any controversy on net neutrality. “Such exclusive content would be offered in India to Airtel's customers only. Prior to arriving at any business decision on such an arrangement, we request the honourable authority to kindly advise us if we can go ahead with it.” The letter went on to read, "We further submit that while such an arrangement with the global content provider over CECN along with its exclusive offerings to our customers would be compliant to the regulations, it may well be viewed by some ...
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