Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Spectrum

Parents of special needs students want schools to reopen now. Doctors agree

The longer special needs students stay out of school, the harder it’s likely to be for them to return.

Why the ongoing spectrum auction is different from the last round 5 years ago

The Modi government is auctioning 4G at a time many countries have moved to 5G. It is unlikely to sell off all the spectrum that is being auctioned.

Radiowaves valued at Rs 3.92 lakh crore up for bidding as spectrum auctions begin

Spectrum will be offered for assignment for a validity period of 20 years. Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea submitted a total EMD of Rs 13,475 crore for the auctions.

PM Modi-led cabinet approves next round of spectrum auction

The Cabinet also revised the cost estimate of the northeastern region power system improvement project and decided to transfer the sugar export subsidy directly to farmers' accounts.

Why OTT and cloud services in India should not be subjected to licensing regimes

Security concerns and use of licensed resources such as spectrum had motivated TRAI to consider regulating internet-based services.

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.

Vodafone Idea not shutting down. Modi govt can ill afford it

Both Vodafone Idea and Airtel are losing customers at a rapid rate and Reliance Jio is gaining at their expense.

In 5G marathon, India decides to sit back and mourn as China, US, Europe race ahead

If the 2G fiasco stemmed from corruption, the death of 5G-enabled telecom revolution even before it began stems from stupidity.

Here’s what Modi govt must do when 5G arrives: give spectrum free to Jio, Airtel & others

Left to itself, telecom industry will take years to come up with the capital needed to exploit 5G opportunity. So, Modi government must step in.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.