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Spectrum auction, 5G services roll-out this year

The telecommunications sector in general and 5G, in particular, can enable growth and offer job opportunities, the FM said

02 Feb 2022 7:05 AM

AA Edit | Spectrum auction a failure?

Out of 2,308.8 megahertz airwaves that were on offer, just a little more than one-third — 855.6 MHz — was purchased

06 Mar 2021 4:34 AM

DoT making all efforts to hold spectrum auction by Dec: Source

Digital Communications Commission is scheduled to meet next week to take a final decision on spectrum prices.

10 Sep 2019 6:17 PM

Telecom spectrum auction to be held this year: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Taking charge of Telecom ministry, Prasad said that amongst his priorities will be revival of state-owned MTNL and BSNL.

03 Jun 2019 2:36 PM

DoT expects to complete due process for 5G spectrum auction by Aug

Roll out of 5G services in the country will have an impact of USD 1 trillion on the economy.

17 Dec 2018 3:25 PM


Trai defends Rs 492 cr/Mhz price for 5G spectrum

Trai believes the reserve price of Rs 492 crore per Mhz of 5G radiowave is competitive enough.

08 Oct 2018 11:08 AM

Trai makes recommends on spectrum pricing for next auction

The next round of spectrum auction which will include radiowaves for 5G mobile services.

01 Aug 2018 4:12 PM

DoT increases spectrum cap, installments for payments

The overall spectrum cap is revised from the current limit of 25 per cent to 35 per cent

20 Mar 2018 10:28 AM

Govt plans largest ever spectrum auction of 3,000 Mhz

Nearly 60 per cent of the radiowaves, including premium 4G bands, remained unsold in that auction.

07 Feb 2018 4:15 PM

Trai holds industry-wide consultation on spectrum auction

The last auction held in 2016 had seen a muted response mainly because of high spectrum cost.

18 Jan 2018 4:06 PM


No question of scrapping discussion on spectrum auction: Trai

Airtel has also contended that the consultation process on auction and pricing of spectrum.

12 Nov 2017 11:40 AM

IMG on telecom favours spectrum auction next fiscal

IMG has recommended reduction in licence fee and spectrum usage charges under the new telecom policy.

01 Sep 2017 3:12 PM

IMG considering more time for telcos to pay for spectrum

Inter-ministerial group is still exchanging ideas and the date of next meeting is yet to be finalised.

25 Jul 2017 10:24 AM

New call drop norms in a week, spectrum sale paper in Aug: Trai

Govt managed to sell only 964.80 MHz of spectrum in various bands as against 2,354.55 MHz of radiowaves.

17 Jul 2017 8:01 PM

Trai to seek industry's view on timing of next spectrum auction

Citing the weak financials of telcos, COAI has instead favoured a late 2018 or early 2019 timeline.

03 May 2017 4:08 PM


COAI for spectrum auction only in late-2018

Industry's ability to take on debt and generate healthy revenue is critical for the auction.

25 Apr 2017 3:55 PM

Consultation paper on spectrum auction in 15 days: Trai

Department of Telecom has sought Trai's views on spectrum price for various frequencies.

25 Apr 2017 10:59 AM

COAI says govt should not rush spectrum auction

Cellular operator body wants market to settle down in the wake of recent mergers and acquisitions.

27 Mar 2017 4:12 PM

Sinha says govt yet to give option to buy spectrum

Sinha said his dept has conducted spectrum auction every year from 2012 in various bands of airwaves as per availability.

22 Mar 2017 4:46 PM

Govt halves revenue estimate from telecom to Rs 44,300 crore

In 2016-17, the government had estimated revenue of Rs 98,994.93 crore from telecom sector.

01 Feb 2017 6:18 PM