India’s spectrum auction tops $16B after 8 days

India’s spectrum auctions, after eight days and 49 bidding rounds, have brought in bids worth INR1.02 trillion ($16.27 billion) from eight operators. About 86 per cent of the total spectrum being auctioned off has been provisionally sold, Telecomtalk.info said. The …

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Thailand’s Mobile LTE prepared for TOT 4G buildout

Mobile LTE, a Thai consortium of ICT and oil trading firms, said it is ready to boost its capital 20-fold to THB100 million ($3.06 million) to finance state-owned TOT’s 4G network buildout, the Bangkok Post said. The move to raise …

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India’s spectrum auction attracts 8 operators

Eight operators in India have stepped forward to participate in the country’s long-awaited spectrum auctions next month. The bidding companies will be Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio Infotel, Reliance Communications (RCom), Tata Teleservices, Uninor and Vodafone. Sistema Shyam …

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Pakistan prepares to sell off leftover spectrum

Pakistan’s telecoms regulator has started looking for consultants to help sell two blocks of spectrum that were not sold in last year’s auction, which raised $1.1 billion for the government. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has invited request for proposals …

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India’s DoT pushes ahead with ‘high’ 3G auction price

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT), ignoring the regulator’s complaints about the high base price and scarcity of 3G spectrum to be auctioned next month, has suggested a reserve price 36 per cent higher than the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s …

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India’s TRAI holds firm on 3G auction price

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is standing by its suggested reserve price for 3G spectrum to be auctioned next month and has questioned the government for asking for the price to be increased by 43 per cent. A …

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India auction moves closer as TRAI proposes 3G spectrum base price

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has suggested a base price of INR27.2 billion ($425 million) per megahertz for the 3G spectrum to be auctioned next month. The price for the pan-India 2.1GHz spectrum is almost 20 per cent below …

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India likely to expand auction to include 3G spectrum

It looks like India’s spectrum auction in February will end up being expanded to include 3G airwaves after the defence ministry agreed to give up 5MHz of 2.1GHz spectrum. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been pushing the …

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