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Trai Chairman J S Sarma said the new rules would come out with the 2G spectrum pricing norms and recommendations on the National Broadband Plan by the end of this month.

The company added two million wireless subscribers on its GSM and CDMA platforms in the month of September. It offers services on both the platforms.
Operators have decided to approach the telecom ministry, as well as Trai, on the proposed move by the government to issue new norms for new connections.
The telecom operator, with over 70 million subscribers, had recently awarded the equipment contract to Nokia Siemens and Huawei to roll out its 3G services.
Private mobile operators are betting big on the services and superior network, to reduce the user-price of value-added services and bring in a new price structure.

The tie-up will support the UAE's telecom authority's mandate to encourage, promote and develop the telecommunications and IT industry across the region.

Hectic lobbying by telecom operators to scuttle the launch of mobile number portability dashes all hopes of it becoming a reality from October 31.

The government will meet on October 15 to take a final call on security concessions that they could offer to Chinese and Western vendors on imports equipment.
The Sunil Mittal-owned company had acquired 70 per cent stake in Warid Telecom of Bangladesh for $300 million (about Rs 1,363 crore) earlier this year.
Telecom operators have been lobbying hard in the corridors of power to scuttle the roll-out of mobile number portability and have managed to succeed yet again.
The Income-Tax department is looking at an over Rs 12,000-crore tax on the $11 billion deal signed between Vodafone and Hutch in 2007.