2G Wireless Spectrum Scam now for Presidential Reference – Congress @ its Worst

April 11, 2012 · Filed Under telecom · Comment 

The scam scarred Congress Government is trying hard to save its face but in vain. The more desperate it gets the worse it is facing from the people of India. Since its Corrupt Minister A. Raja’s involvement in the 2g Spectrum Scam, the government has already filed a review petition and an interlocutory application. Now it has approved a presidential reference which would seek the Supreme Court’s view on key questions regarding 2G spectrum allocation.

What is a presidential reference?
It is the power to make a presidential reference under Read more

TRAI Calling for Global Comments on Telecom Reforms in India

March 9, 2012 · Filed Under telecom · Comment 

After the 2G Spectrum Scam in India, the TRAI and DoT do not want to take any chance though officials lust for corrupt money making is not fully wiped out in the two offices. However, TRAI has called for Paper inviting expert comments form various Indians globally to push forward the Telecom Reforms.

Natural resource allocation issue raised by the Supreme Court
Q1. How can the various principles outlined by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in various observations brought out in para above be sufficiently incorporated in the design of spectrum auction?
Q2. What are the key objectives to be kept in mind in the auction of the spectrum?

Quantum of spectrum to be auctioned
Q3 What should be the amount of spectrum which should be auctioned? Read more

Details of National Telecom Policy 2011

October 10, 2011 · Filed Under telecom · Comment 

Here is live Coverage of the National Telecom Policy 2011 event from Delhi.

  • The policy’s mission is to have Affordable, Reliable and Secure Telecommunication and Broadband Services Across the Country Envisioned.
  • Increase in Rural Teledensity from 35 to 100 by 2020 Proposed
  • Broadband on Demand and 600 Million Connections by 2020
  • Efforts Towards ‘Right to Broadband’
  • One Nation – One License and One Nation – Free Roaming
  • Additional 300 MHz Spectrum by 2017 and Another 200 MHz by 2020 to be made Available
  • Seamless Voice, Data, Multimedia and Broadcasting Services on Converged Networks
  • Eighty Percent Telecom Sector Demand through Domestic Manufacturing with a Value Addition of Sixty Five Percent by 2020.
  • Draft of the National Telecom Policy 2011 is available here.

2G Spectrum Scam – Bank Funding – Risk Analysis

December 10, 2010 · Filed Under telecom · Comment 

The Honourable Supreme Court, on appeal by one of the NGO’s, has expressed concern over banks providing loans to telecom companies against licenses as collateral and has included bank’s lending to 2G license aspirants as one of the issues to be investigated by CBI in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

We Analysed the situation w.r.t the following – Banks exposure at risk due to non-roll out of 2G licenses by new players, Lapsation, Read more

Operators urge TRAI not to interfere in tariffs

December 6, 2010 · Filed Under telecom · Comment 

Telecom operators have rejected the proposal floated by the regulator that fares should be more transparent and a code of conduct towards this should be framed. In fact, operators are insisting that telecom fares in India now were the lowest in the world and there was not scope for overcharging in any segment because of the cut throat competition.

Earlier, the telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) had said that it might intervene to make fares more transparent in order to Read more

How to Change Mobile Operator / Company – Keeping Same Number

November 24, 2010 · Filed Under telecom · 9 Comments 

The much awaited mobile Number Portability in India will go live tomorrow in Haryana. What does this mean ? This means you can keep your mobile number and change to any Telecom Operator of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Mobile Number Portability Mobile Expert and Leading Haryanvi Engineer Geeta compiled these Question and Answers helpful for the consumer.

Can the incumbent operator delay sending the Unique Processing Code (UPC)?
A. No. The UPC is sent by an automated system and Read more

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