Indian Telecom Spectrum Auction: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Telecom dept may approach TRAI on spectrum recommendations

The department of telecommunications (DoT) may approach the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for reviewing its recommendations on the quantum and pricing of spectrum to be offered in the airwave auctions, scheduled for the current financial year (2019-20). Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has asked the Centre to reserve the 100 MHz quantity of 5G ..

What is Spectrum Cap?

The spectrum cap is the limit of radiowaves a telecom operator can hold for providing wireless services. Spectrum cap rules prevent an operator from buying additional spectrum in a respective band. The idea is to prevent operators from acquiring a disproportional amount of spectrum compared to its peers thereby preventing market dominance. As per existing ..

Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2015

In October 2015, the Department of Telecom has issued the much awaited spectrum trading guidelines.  Spectrum trading refers to transfer of rights to use the spectrum. After spectrum trading, the associated rights and obligations of the spectrum block shall stand transferred from the seller operator to the buyer operator. Under spectrum trading, only outright transfer ..

Issues Around Dropped Calls

A tech friendly prime minister curses his government for the irritation caused by the call drops. The concerned minister asks the telecom regulator to issue guidelines to make it mandatory for the telecom companies to take action. This article is a backgrounder on this issue. What is a Dropped Call? A dropped call can be ..

Rs. 14,000 crore : 2G spectrum auction base price

For the auctioning of 122 license which were cancelled by the apex court, the central govt has fixed the base price of Rs. 14,000 crore for 5 MHz of pan-India 2G spectrum in the 1800-MHz GSM. The reserve price for 5 MHz of CDMA spectrum: Rs. 18,200 crore, 1.3 times the price of GSM spectrum. ..

EGoM advocates fixing min. price for CDMA Airwaves in the 800 MHz band at 1.3 times the Base Price for GSM Airwaves in the 1800 MHz band

An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by home minister P Chidambaram finalized the rules for upcoming second generation (2G) spectrum auctions, recommending the fixing of minimum price for CDMA airwaves in the 800 MHz band at 1.3 times the base price for GSM airwaves in the 1800 MHz band. The EGoM rejected the Department ..

SC extends deadline for 2G license auction from June 2, 2012 to August 31, 2012

The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for fresh auctioning of 2G spectrum licenses from June 2, 2012 to August 31, 2012 and the existing licenses for 2G spectrum will continue to be operational till September 7, 2012. The February 2, 2012 order SC cancelling 122 licenses, allocated during the tenure of A Raja, will ..

TRAI set base price for spectrum auction

TRAI (Telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) set Rs 3,622.18 Crore as the base or minimum price for pan-India spectrum in the auction of radio waves which is to be held after the Supreme Court cancelling 122 licenses. This minimum or base price (Rs 3,622.18 Crore) set is around 10 times higher than the ..