Operator group urges India to free up unused spectrum

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has called on the country’s government to allow operators to use as much as 450MHz of unused spectrum held by 13 government agencies, including the armed forces and police. Given the limited spectrum …

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India’s domestic roaming rates cut by 20-40%

India’s top mobile operators have cut domestic roaming rates (between operators) by 20-40 per cent following the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) setting new maximum rates effective 1 May. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communication said …

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India’s DoT head sees “no case” for tariff increases

The head of India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has explained that since the country’s mobile operators’ profits are healthy and their debt levels manageable, there is “no case at all” for any tariff increases. Telecom secretary Rakesh Garg insisted that …

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India’s TRAI cuts mobile termination rate 30%

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced the mobile call termination rate by 30 per cent and scrapped the interconnection usage fee for all types of calls made from fixed-line phones. The termination fee for mobile calls will …

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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’s operators ask DoT to review 900 MHz spectrum pricing

Mobile operators have requested that India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) reviews the reserve price of the 900 MHz spectrum to be auctioned next month, complaining that the price is too high and could lead to higher mobile rates, slowing the …

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