5g Spectrum
Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

Letters to the editor

Unfair privilege Sir — The saying, ‘Baro mashe tero parbon’, aptly conveys the abundance of rituals and festivities in the Bengali calendar. Unfortunately, several of these arcane r...
By The Telegraph

Business  /  Published 21.06.22

VI to raise Rs 500 crore

Ahead of the 5G spectrum auction, cashstrapped telecom operator Vodafone Idea plans to raise up to Rs 500 crore from UKbased promoter Vodafone Plc. In a regulatory filing, Vodafone Idea said they wil...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.06.22

DoT seeks clarity on millimeter waves

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in its recommendations had called for auctioning mmWave spectrum in the 24.25-28.5 GHz range for 5G services, with a base price of Rs 7 crore a unit. T...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 03.06.22

Niti Aayog for 30-year spectrum lease

The Niti Aayog wants 5G spectrum be offered for 30 years at a reserve price proposed by the regulator for spectrum held for 20 years, bringing down the payout by 36 per cent. The telecom regulator ha...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.05.22

DoT set to finalise 5G auction terms

The industry said Trai has reduced the reserve price compared with its earlier recommendation made in 2018, but that was for a 20-year period . The prices are not much different when fixed for 30 year...
By R Suryamurthy in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 28.04.22

5G spectrum auction in June

The government is likely to hold 5G spectrum auction in early June, telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Thursday. The minister said that the Department of Telecom is working as per expected tim...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.02.22

Incentive plan for 5G

The much awaited spectrum auction for 5G services is likely in the next fiscal with telecom regulator Trai to submit its recommendation by March. However, the budget document showed that the governme...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Look ahead, not forward

The Union budget for 2022-23 was noticeably lacklustre on at least two counts. There was very little boasting with numbers during the presentation as is the custom with finance ministers in India. The...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 25.01.22

Call to slash 5G base price

Telecom operators want the reserve price of 5G spectrum be brought down by over 90 per cent. The government had earlier allotted 3300-3600 MHz band for 5G, with the reserve price fixed at Rs 492 crore...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.12.21

Spectrum price peg to social concerns

Telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday said the “public good” element in spectrum pricing is now widely recognised, leading to a changed thought process that seeks to strike a balance...
By PTI in New Delhi


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