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  • 2G spectrum auction bids touch Rs45,000 crore on Day 2

    The 2G telecom spectrum auction, which witnessed aggressive bidding in the 1800 MHz and 900 MHz on Monday, maintained its trend for the second consecutive day with around Rs.46,000 crore in the exchequer’s kitty.

    Wednesday, 5 February 2014 - 7:27am
  • 2G auction bids reach Rs44.6 crore on Day 1

    The government on Monday received bids worth around Rs 44,610 crore ($7.12 billion) on the first day of 2G wireless spectrum auction. This is the government’s third effort to raise revenue from the sale of airwaves in the last 15 months. The auction saw a promising start with excess demand coming...

    Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - 9:38am
  • Govt defers BSNL land sale, to spin off tower biz

    Three prime properties in Mumbai are up for grabs, thanks to the telecom department (DoT)’s proposal to the Group of Ministers (GoM) to monetise land assets of the state-owned telco BSNL. The properties identified include 37 acres of land parcel in Borivali (West), 6.63 acres in Santa Cruz (West)...

    Saturday, 1 February 2014 - 12:44pm
  • Now, make international calls for as low as one paisa per second

    While domestic calls have become expensive over the couple of years with telecom operators doing away with freebies, international call rates are falling due to rising competition between players. On Thursday, telecom firm Aircel launched a prefixed based calling that offers international calls...

    Friday, 24 January 2014 - 9:37am
  • dna exclusive: Soon, radiation details of mobile towers to be a click away

    COAI and Department of Telecom to launch a website that will tell you whether a cell tower is emitting radio waves below the prescribed limit.

    Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 7:00am
  • In distress, women can now bank on their watches & lockets

    Are you being stalked? Just rely on the wrist watch that you are wearing to come to your rescue. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY)  plans to provide a panic button in all handy devices like wrist watches, lockets and even feature phones to help women in distress.

    Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 8:16am
  • Now, new regulations for TV ratings agencies

    The Cabinet on Thursday approved the information and broadcasting ministry’s proposal to bring out a comprehensive regulatory framework for television ratings agencies in India. Under the new guidelines, all TV ratings agencies, including the existing ones, need to register with the regulator....

    Friday, 10 January 2014 - 11:10am
  • Tonight, Delhi to show aam aadmi his place

    The Delhi police is right now at its dictatorial worst. It has barred New Year revellers without pockets deep enough to shell out big bucks at upmarket restaurants and nightclubs from these joints. It has come out with a circular banning revellers from entering posh commercial hubs unless they...

    Tuesday, 31 December 2013 - 5:50pm
  • dna exclusive: 2G scam ripples may delay 800 Mhz auction

    Trai, DoT pass the buck on lowering base price; auction likely to be put off till new govt comes to power at Centre.

    Friday, 27 December 2013 - 9:34am
  • Tax issues, row over auctions keep telecom companies on tenterhooks

    The bell of uncertainty rang albeit lower for the beleaguered telecom sector moving towards a recovery path in 2013. The decision to lower the reserve price for 2G spectrum auction, relaxation in mergers acquisition norms and allowing 100% Foreign Direct Investment ((FDI) were attempts to pull...

    Wednesday, 25 December 2013 - 9:13am

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