More about "India"
Indian Railways hopes to get valuable 700 MHz spectrum for free
Aug 02, 2019
by Richard Handford

The country’s railway operator wants frequencies in the 700 MHz band for no charge, an optimistic request in a country where spectrum is often sold for eye-watering amounts.  Read more...

Setback for Indian spectrum sale as government and regulator disagree
Jul 24, 2019
by Richard Handford

Indian regulator Trai’s refusal to reconsider the starting prices for the upcoming major auction of 4G and 5G spectrum has left the country's government considering a number of options for how to proceed.  Read more...

Indian mobile industry wary of expensive spectrum for 5G
Apr 17, 2019
by Toby Youell

Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), has told PolicyTracker that the national regulator’s reserve prices for an upcoming multiband spectrum auction are “presently unviable”. Read more...

UK and India offer contrasting spectrum trading experiences
Jan 16, 2019
by Richard Handford

A deal to swap spectrum between Telefonica and Vodafone in the UK received regulatory encouragement, while India's Reliance Jio Infocomm and RCom were given the cold shoulder. However, both situations indicate trading is on the rise.  Read more...

Indian government sends mixed signals to mobile operators
Nov 16, 2018
by Richard Handford

Despite its realisation that spectrum prices must fall, the Modi government’s policies are not always kind to the country’s operators. However, supporters argue the government’s proactive agenda is encouraging the mobile industry as a whole.  Read more...

The 700 MHz band is still unavailable for mobile broadband in many Asian countries
Nov 02, 2018
by Richard Handford

Many countries across the Asia-Pacific region are still waiting to see the benefits of the digital dividend, available through the sought-after 700 MHz band.  Read more...

Indonesia demos 5G in Asian Games and targets 2022 for full launch
Aug 10, 2018
by Richard Handford

Indonesia is a huge market but its vast archipelago of islands means satellite is vitally important. The country is currently studying which bands can be used for 5G without compromising its existing services. Read more...

Indian regulator issues recommendations for next-generation public safety network
Jun 22, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has called for the government to set up a pan-India broadband network based on 3GPP public safety LTE technology and has recommended that 2 x 10 MHz of spectrum be made available for it at no cost. Read more...

New policy document suggests India could change its approach to auctions
May 21, 2018
by Richard Handford

The Indian government wants its National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018 to signal a move away from policies that have resulted in extremely high reserve prices and unsold frequencies in recent years. Read more...

Indian court finds no 2G licence “scam” but case isn’t over yet
Jan 23, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

A 21 December ruling by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted all defendants of allegations that the Indian telecoms ministry undersold 2G spectrum and took bribes in 2008. The allegations led to the cancellation of 122 licences by India's Supreme Court in 2012. The CBI said it… Read more...