TRAI Pushes 3G Spectrum Auction Beyond General Elections

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) threw a curveball to the Telecom Segment preventing the auction of 3G Bandwidth from happening before the Great General Elections of India.Speaking at an event in Delhi, TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar said, “You should be planning now what you are going to do in next 3-4 years from now. One is get 2100 Mhz out by June and the moment the new government...
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Airtel 3G to Launch By December

After the bidding war we witnessed during the 3G Auctions, Indian telcos are all set for another race. To (finally) begin offering 3G services in India. Tata DoCoMo and Vodafone have already announced their timelines for rolling out 3G. While DoCoMo is set to win this race by declaring November 5th as their D-day. Vodafone is expected to begin their 3G operation sometime in the first quarter of 2011....
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3G To Arrive Soon – Airtel, Vodafone, Idea To Join Hands

3G auctions have been done and dusted since some time now but the country is still waiting for the roll out of 3G services. Earlier this month, we had reported that 3G services were just around the corner as the Government had allocated 3G spectrum to service providers who had won circles in the auctions. Now, Minister of IT & Communications, Mr. A. Raja, has announced that 3G, along with Broadband...
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RCom 3G Lab Starts Work – Looks To Partner With Sony, Intel, Motorola, HP

From bringing free music to subscribers, to getting them free Facebook access, RCom has always been in the news for innovative ideas and value for money. However, a drop in revenue means that Reliance will now have to take some quick steps to ensure that the revenue goes up and one way to go is with 3G. In the 3G auctions, RCom won 13 valuable circles including Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, and now have...
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Day 9: Broadband Wireless Spectrum Bids Touch Rs. 8980 crore

A quick round up of day 9 here are the important figures: The pan-India price has surged Rs 7230 crore from the base price of Rs 1750 crore fixed by the Government of India for the two slots of 20 MHz it is auctioning. At this pace the projected earnings of the government stand at get Rs 26,940 crore taking total revenues to nearly Rs 94,659 crore from 3G and BWA put together. The individual break-up...
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3G Crosses 12,000 Crore Mark – Govt Set To Gross 50,000+ Crore From Auctions

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the 3G auctions are worth its weight in gold for the Government. This is because the ongoing auctions have broken all assumptions and metrics which we spoken about before the auctions began.Here is the latest on the 3G auctions. On its 25th Day the 3G auctions crossed the 12,000 crore mark to register bid price for a national licence to Rs 12,851. Now all circles...
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3G Auction Moves Into Last Phase

It seems that the third generation (3G) spectrum auctions have moved into the final phase even as the the intensity of bidding has slowed down gradually. At the end of the 128th round of bidding yesterday, none of the circles had excess demand which means that either all the slots are taken or are lying vacant. The overall bid price now stands at a staggering Rs. 11,047 crore which is way, way...
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Telecom Round Up: 3G Prices Cross 10K Crore, Highest GSM Growth In Orissa

The mobile space seems to be hotting up as the 3G auctions crossed another landmark and GSM growth numbers reported seemed very encouraging. Here is a lowdown on both these fronts: 3G Auction crosses 10,000 crore mark The 3G auction bids crossed at important landmark. The bids moved up to Rs 10,748 crore after 21 days of bidding and 122 rounds since April 9th. Mumbai still leads the bids at Rs 1,816...
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3G Auction Bids Cross 2 Billion $ – Auction End Nears

The 3G auction has worked out better than expected for the Government. Not only have the bids gone up with each round of bidding its looking like the overall collections would easily exceed government expectation. The last round of bidding which took place on thursday i.e. yesterday took the bidding beyond 2 billion $ i.e. 9000 crores. The value of 3G spectrum moved up to Rs 9,330 crore.Mumbai which...
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No Mergers To Be Allowed amongst 3G Winners: DoT

In the countdown to 3G auctions, DoT (Department of Telecom) is busy framing regulations for 3G bidders to seek effective competition in future. In a move that could drastically hamper the future mergers and acquisitions in Indian telecom sector, DoT is expected to unveil a new regulation disallowing the merger of any 3G winners. The non-merger clause will be embedded in notice inviting application(NIA)...
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