Telecom sector

The Saga of Net Neutrality and the Mysterious Position of India

A world without internet is the worst nightmare ever. In the past few decades, the mankind has placed so much reliance upon internet that it is almost on the verge of replacing oxygen as the most important necessity for human race. From buying goods to communicating people, making new friends or reaching out to our …

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Spectrum Auction Results – More Spectrum Competition

India’s 2014 2G auctions ended yesterday after just 11 days and 68 rounds of bidding. Through these auctions, the Indian government was able to raise Rs 61,162.22 crores from the sale of 353.2 MHz of spectrum, with the two circles of Delhi and Mumbai accounting for 57% of the total money raised. You can read …

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Spectrum Competition – War on Error?

The much-awaited exit policy in Telecom service sector is now being thought about by DoT. To remove hurdles and loss of value of assets while exiting the market and to make the sector more investor-friendly, the DoT is reviewing regulatory framework and the difficulties of transferring business. Telecom Regulatory Expert, Mahesh Uppal says that the …

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Spectrum price tweaking and Regulatory impact

There are times the telecom regulator (TRAI) is reactive or inactive and other times proactive. Proactivity was on display when spectrum auctioning took centre stage and TRAI came up with its thundering pricing of spectrum last week on 11th May,2010. SPECTRUM PRICING In related recommendations, TRAI stated that existing firms will be charged market rates …

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Spectrum War For Telecom Services Is In News Again As We Move Into The Next Generation Network – 4g!

Read More: Brief Summary. ( To read the full post click here ). Over the past two decades, the Telecom sector in India has emerged as a highly competitive and lucrative sector. In the initial phase of the sector’s growth, telecom operators were seen competing for increasing their teledensities. However, with the advent of next-gen …

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Is the Shift from Concentration to Competition for Real?

Its been a decade since the Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT ) is in existence. Although, the telecom growth story is a huge success in terms of 10 million subscribers per month and the world staking their investments with us, have we managed to get rid of the hurdles and red tape that …

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Telephone monopoly to competition – a level playing field without transparency?

Fair Handling of The PSE Advantage in Telecom Despite economic liberalization and privatization of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), this latter group still enjoys a dominant position in the market. Due to a lack of transparency in policy implementation and regulation, PSEs thrive based on their greater access to infrastructure and public funds as compared to …

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