Mock auctions for 3G spectrum conducted by DoT (India)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A mock auction of 3G spectrum was held by the Indian government. A meeting has also been convened by the government where it will brief the bidders about the aspects of the real auction on Friday. The aim of the mock auction was to familiarize the nine 3G and 11 broadband wireless access (BWA) bidders with the system and …

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India’s 3 telecom biggies to join 3G race

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India’s Telecoms majors including names like Bharti, Reliance and Vodafone have confirmed that they are all set to bid for 3G licenses. According to the reports, Idea Cellular is also expected to submit its application for 3G spectrum very soon. While Bharti and Reliance are seeking spectrum in each of India’s 22 telecom zones, Telenor-backed Uninor might also bid for …

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Should India leapfrog to 4G?

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: While Indian private telecom operators are still waiting to get the license to provide 3G services, a question has creep into Indian telecom sector, should they leapfrog from the existing 2G network to fourth generation (4G) technology and give third generation (3G) a skip? 4G technologies has already been developed and adopted globally but Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the …

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France to sell of remaining 3G frequencies

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The two remaining frequencies left to be allocated for the fourth 3G wireless license will be sold by France at a price of EUR120 million (USD168 million). The same amount was paid by Iliad recently for Free Mobile’s 3G operating license. However, price will actually be determined by the regulator Arcep, and not the government. There are three operating …

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India’s Bharti Airtel to expand its base in SAARC countries

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Leading Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel has announced its prospects of expanding its base in various SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries with Bangladesh being the first step towards this direction. The SAARC includes eight countries — India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. According to Akhil Gupta, the deputy group chief executive officer …

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In valuation, Bharti rings like Vodafone

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NEW DELHI: India’s telecom sector has a cause to celebrate, with strong evidence of domestic valuations keeping pace with the highest valued mobile telephone companies in the world – China Mobile and Vodafone. An analysis of Bharti Enterprises subscriber numbers and stock performance, for example, shows its ratings comparable with China Mobile, the big daddy of mobile telephony in China …

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