TRAI recommends sharing of all telecom spectrum within a circle

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The telecom regulator has proposed two telcos to share any category of similar spectrum in a particular circle, inclusive of the airwaves allotted at administrative prices, and liberalized bandwidth, suggestions that can ensure optimal use of resources with both voice and data services at a low price. The facility is directly going to work in favor of  Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular …

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Auspi seeks to scrap one-time spectrum charge (India)

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The industry body of telecom operators providing both CDMA and GSM technology, Auspi, has sought scrapping of a one-time spectrum charge that was levied under the previous government, calling it illegal, “retrograde” and a step which will hurt investor confidence towards the telecom sector further, as reported by the Economic Times. The one-time spectrum charge (OTSC), which was ratified by …

EditorAuspi seeks to scrap one-time spectrum charge (India)

Tata’s CDMA base falls to 64.78 mln

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If reports are to be believed, Reliance Communications, the Indian operator ended December 2013 with 118.48 million CDMA customers, down from 119.10 million in November. The total comprises 1.24 million wireline CDMA subscribers and 117.24 million wireless CDMA users. Tata Teleservices base also slipped in the month to 64.78 million from 64.85 million. Tata ended the year with 1.51 million wireline …

EditorTata’s CDMA base falls to 64.78 mln

Auspi appeals audit ruling

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The Association of United Telecom Service Providers (Auspi), India has appealed to the Delhi High Court over an order that allows the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to audit the accounts of private operators. Auspi argues that the order is unconstitutional and violates the CAG Act, as reported by the ET. The Cellular Operators Association of India (Coai) is also …

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Indian Base Station emissions levels below International Standards

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According to a survey commissioned by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI), radio emissions from mobile phone towers in Delhi, India have been found to be hundreds of times below international safety standards. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (IITM), Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (TCE) …

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War triggers between GSM and CDMA operators in India over 11-digit No.

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: DOT’s decision to implement 11-digit numbers by January next year has triggered a war between the GSM and CDMA mobile operators putting consumer interests at stake. As per the plan, all the mobile operators will add extra 9 to all mobile numbers in the country by January 1, 2010. AUSPI representing the interests of CDMA operators like Tatas, Reliance …

EditorWar triggers between GSM and CDMA operators in India over 11-digit No.

GSM ARPUs decline 14% in two years

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NEW DELHI, SEPT 5: The cellular industry’s average revenues per user (ARPUs) continue to fall as the average GSM ARPU fell 8.9% to Rs 347, in June, 2006 from Rs 381 (in June, last year).The ARPU decline was despite a 49% rise in revenue of cell cos in Apr-June quarter over the same period last year. Compared with 2004, the …

EditorGSM ARPUs decline 14% in two years