DoT suggested the single-stage scrutiny process by WPC & NOCC instead of the erstwhile multi-stage process, which used to take 6-8 months.
The ministry said these companies have committed investment of Rs 4,115 crore and expected to generate more than 44,000 jobs over the scheme period.
Satellite industry has urged the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to administratively allocate spectrum to them and not take the auction route.
Bharti Airtel is the only company to have commercially launched 5G services while Jio has started beta trials.
The mobile makers will have to register with the international mobile equipment identity number of the mobile phones imported in India for sale, testing, research or any other purpose.
Telcos have frequently asked that internet calling and messaging apps should pay the same level of licence fee among other things as applicable on telecom operators and internet service providers.
Telecom licensees will be able to use street infrastructure to deploy equipment at a nominal cost.
The company had an option to pay Rs 3,848.88 crore upfront and the rest in 19 annual instalments.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Wednesday invited enterprises to study the demand for direct assignment of spectrum to set up captive non-public networks (CNPN).
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship Adani Enterprises are in the race.
It suggested that the DoT should establish a permanent set-up comprising all stakeholders for a periodical review of spectrum planning, availability, allotments, assignments and pricing.
Tightening the rules for telecom licences, the Department of Telecommunications told telecom companies to source devices only from ‘trusted sources’.
Telecom industry body Cellular Operators of India said citizens are unaware that buying, selling, installation and possession of mobile signal boosters is a punishable offence.
The DoT, in the order dated June 21, has removed spectrum usage charge (SUC) from the radiowaves that will be bought in the auction scheduled to start from July 26.
In a bid to build a strong ecosystem for 5G in the country, the government on Monday extended the production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for design-led manufacturing by one year.
ICRA predicts participation in the auction to be about Rs 1.0-1.1L cr, in which upfront payment is likely to be Rs 10K cr
COAI said BMC was levying Rs 1 lakh per km for trenching activity as per rules framed in 2015, but added that as per directions issued by the Department of Telecom in 2016.
The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) on Saturday launched Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal to facilitate easy rollout of 5G services in the country.
According to a JP Morgan report, high leverage makes the value of Vodafone Idea (VIL) equity complicated and very sensitive to small changes in assumptions, thus largely unforecastable.
The department also urged the telecom regulator to reserve 5G spectrum for state-owned BSNL and exclude the telco from the upcoming auction.