Telenor, Vodafone, Tata keen on 700 MHz spectrum; Jio, Bharti, Idea defensive

For years, India’s telecom operators have taken the government repeatedly to task over ‘hoarding’ spectrum, not releasing it on time etc.. However, with recent auctions giving some of them a competitive advantage, many of these operators are now asking the government to postpone the upcoming 700 MHz auctions – slated to be the biggest India will ever see. As part […]

TRAI pushes DoT to auction surrendered Tata DoCoMo, BSNL spectrum

The department of telecom has opposed TRAI’s suggestion to auction the CDMA spectrum surrendered by Tata Teleservices (Tata DoCoMo) in the upcoming auctions, saying that there is a chance that the spectrum may have to be returned to the operator. However, in its response to DoT’s doubts, the TRAI reiterated that the spectrum should be […]