Spectrum Auctions in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The department of telecommunication (DoT) successfully conducted the spectrum auctions in March 2021. The government generated over Rs 77,000 crore from the auction as compared to Rs 45,000 crore expected However, the government has skipped the sale of the much-coveted 5G airwaves in this round. Auctions for that would be done in the future.… Continue reading Spectrum Auctions in India – Explained, Pointwise

Issues in the Process of Spectrum Auction

Synopsis: The government should revisit spectrum auction formats, unrealistic pricing, regulatory norms. Introduction The telecommunications’ spectrum auction successfully held in India recently. The winning bids in the auction collectively outdid the government’s own low expectations for receipts from the sale of airwaves. The three largest telecom service providers bought only essential airwaves. They bought it… Continue reading Issues in the Process of Spectrum Auction

“India Telecom 2021” Event Inaugurated

What is the News? Union Minister for Communications inaugurated India Telecom 2021 Event. About India Telecom 2021: Organised by: Telecom Equipment Export Promotion Council(TEPC) under Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAI) of the Department of Commerce. The event has the support of the Department of Telecommunications & Ministry of External Affairs. Purpose: It is an exclusive… Continue reading “India Telecom 2021” Event Inaugurated

Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme

What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the production-linked incentive(PLI) scheme for the telecom sector. About the production-linked incentive(PLI) scheme for the telecom Sector Aim of the scheme: It will make India a global hub for manufacturing telecom equipment. Moreover, it will create jobs and reduce imports especially from China. Focus of the… Continue reading Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme

What are spectrum auctions?

News: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said on Wednesday (January 6) that auctions for 4G spectrum in the 700, 800, 900, 1,800, 2,100, 2,300, and 2,500 MHz bands will begin from March 1. Licence holders have until February 5 to submit their applications. Facts: What are Spectrum Auctions? Devices such as cellphones and wireline telephones require… Continue reading What are spectrum auctions?

New norms for DTH television distribution sector

Synopsis:  The reasons why a revised scheme for the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television distribution sector has been brought in.  Background  Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved a revised scheme for the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television distribution sector which were in due for last 6 years after the TRAI gave its recommendation to reduce the license fee.  Under the… Continue reading New norms for DTH television distribution sector