The joint project, I&G (Infill & Growth) Project, was established to upgrade current LTE mobile communication services across India by expanding both the current network capacity as well as network coverage.
TRAI Chairman R S Sharma told PTI that although he would not make any specific comments on the timing of auction, the telecom regulator has generally been of the view that the earlier spectrum is leveraged and utilised "the better it is".
DoCoMo has also agreed to end all legal proceedings against Tata in the UK and the United States for a period of time, the statement said.
"Tariffs that they (Jio) have announced are still very aggressive, which means you got to respond," said Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal.
The first Nokia, 3310 was launched in 2000 and according to official figures sold around 120 million units worldwide before it was discontinued in 2005.
Delivering a keynote address at the Mobile World Congress here, Son said he expects one computer chip to have the equivalent of 10,000 IQ within this period.
The response was not as enthusiastic for all FM channel frequencies on offer with as many as 13 on offer in towns like Leh, Bhaderwah, Poonch, Kathua and Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir getting bids of a measly Rs 5 lakh each.
The lower end of the range is a 7 percent discount to Idea's closing price of Rs 114.55 on the National Stock Exchange on Monday and would value the 3.3 percent stake at nearly $192 million.
RJIO argued that Vodafone's petition alleging inaction by TRAI against alleged violation of tariff orders by Reliance was not maintainable in high court and the telecom major ought to have moved TDSAT.
Large countries only need three service providers while smaller nations could be covered by two carriers, he said.
S&P Global Ratings' rating on Bharti Airtel (BBB-/stable/--) is unaffected by the company's plans to acquire the India operations of Telenor ASA, it said in a statement.
Comments from Mr Pai come at a time when the IT industry is staring at job losses due to increasing use of artificial intelligence by clients, rendering many engineers jobless.
Samsung has already undertaken some early tests of the technology on its campus in South Korea, and mobile operators and vendors have announced 5G trials in countries ranging from the United States to Japan.
According to Mr Pai, the Indian IT industry's growth in the next two years will be in the region of seven to nine per cent ($11 billion to $13 billion) per year at best.
Analysts say top Indian IT companies are under pressure to return some of the huge cash piles on their books to shareholders in the form of share buybacks.
Analysts say top Indian IT companies are under pressure to return some of the huge cash piles on their books to shareholders in the form of share buybacks as the overall industry growth slows down.
In the survey of over 1,100 hiring professionals from across the globe, 54 per cent of global and 47 per cent of Indian talent acquisition professionals say sourcing qualified candidates is now more difficult than it was 12 months ago.
The acquisition will boost Bharti Airtel's spectrum footprint with the addition of 43.4 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz band.