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India sees telecoms subscriptions decline

The number of wireless subscribers in India has decreased month on month, according to the TRAI

The Indian telecoms market continued its pattern of instability through April, with the number of wireless subscribers in India decreasing month on month, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

India sets guidelines for 2G reauction

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India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has announced guidelines for the reauction of its 2G spectrum, following the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the licences that were awarded in a 2008 spectrum sale, earlier this year.

India does away with roaming with new telecoms policy

The Indian Government has announced a new telecoms policy

The Indian Government has approved a new Telecoms Policy that does away with roaming within across the country and allows citizens to retain their phone number regardless of where they are in the country, without having to pay extra charges, contrary to current legislation.

India releases more spectrum ahead of auction, but is it enough?

India is holding its 2G auction again and its telecoms department has outlined new recommendations

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has approved plans to release more 1800MHz spectrum in each of the country’s circles ahead of the 2G re-auction, set to be held after all licences were revoked by the Supreme Court amid allegations of corruption.

Operators told to reinstate Indian services until cancellation date

India's regulator has told operators to continue offering services until the official cancellation date

Despite already having closed their services in India, announcing that they will cease doing business in the country and notifying their subscribers to move to a different network, operators S Tel and Etisalat have been told by India’s telecoms regulator that they must continue offering services until the license cancellation date. Loop Telecom has also announced that it will be exiting the market but must continue offering services until June 2, 2012.

India announces 2G auction details, Pakistan to delay 3G auction

The TRAI has released a new consultation paper ahead of the country's 2G reauction

The Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released fresh guidelines ahead of the country’s 2G (re)auction, after the Supreme Court of India cancelled the 122 licences that were awarded in 2008. The consultation paper follows draft guidelines that were issued in February 2012, and aims to simplify licensing rules, encourage mergers and acquisition and provide greater transparency in the spectrum allocation process.

India’s regulator proposes quotas for locally produced telecoms kit

India's telecoms regulatory wants to see more home-grown kit used

India’s Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRAI) is proposing new rules to compel telecoms service providers to source the bulk of their equipment locally. Under the proposed rules, products that are manufactured locally – whether by Indian or foreign-owned companies – should be given preference in both public and private sector purchase decisions.

India on target for 500 mil. connections by 2010

India on target for 500 mil. connections by 2010

At current growth rates, India’s target of 500 million fixed and mobile phone connections by 2010 is well within reach, the government said Thursday.

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