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India sets guidelines for 2G reauction

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has announced guidelines for the reauction of its 2G spectrum, following the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the licences that were awarded in a 2008 spectrum sale, earlier this year.

India does away with roaming with new telecoms policy

The Indian Government has approved a new Telecoms Policy that does away with roaming within across the country and allows citizens to retain their phone number regardless of where they are in the country, without having to pay extra charges, contrary to current legislation.

India releases more spectrum ahead of auction, but is it enough?

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has approved plans to release more 1800MHz spectrum in each of the country’s circles ahead of the 2G re-auction, set to be held after all licences were revoked by the Supreme Court amid allegations of corruption.

Qualcomm hits back at India’s DoT over broadband licence

Qualcomm has hit back at India’s Department of Telecom after being told it stands to lose the $1bn investment and its ISP licence that it acquired in the country’s wireless broadband airwaves (BWA) auction. The company said that it applied for its ISP licence through locally incorporated entities on 9th of Aug 2010, which is well within the three months window period as required by the NIA.

India rejects spectrum price hike proposal

WiMAX supporters may well have breathed a sight of relief this week as India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to double the reserve price for a pan-Indian WiMAX licence. If the proposal had been accepted, bidding for a pan-Indian WiMAX licence in the 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz frequency bands would […]

Indian WiMAX winners can offer voice, says DoT

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has proposed that winners in the upcoming licence auctions for broadband wireless access (BWA) – read mobile WiMAX – will be able to offer voice as well as data services. But the dispensation comes at a price. Instead of calculating the BWA licence reserve price at 25 per cent of […]

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