Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What's inside Radio wave spectrum

If you've read the previous blog(s), you must've questions regarding the other radio wave spectrum that exist & provide us with ubiquitous & essential information, entertainment, etcetra, from around the globe .
If you don't have the above question(s), then also you can sneak into the image below as it will provide you with insight into the airy waves around our environment .

If you've questions regarding understanding of above spectrum details, you can ping me & i'll surely reply to the best of my knowledge.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

2G Spectrum Scandal : Raja(s) uncovered

A pioneer media journalism by The Pioneer uncovering the Raja(s) who will soon be "Ranks", the beggar .
Read the full report here .

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Great 2G spectrum swindle

Mr. A.Raja, Union Minister for Telecommunication, has been alleged with the one of the biggest scam in the history of India, causing an estimated loss Rs. 60,000cr to the Govt. of India.

The Minister claims that there is no truth in the allegations against him.
He says that whatever procedure was followed in the year 2001 has been adopted by him as well. But there were mere 50 lakh subscribers in the year 2001 compared to 37.5 crore mobile phone users by the end of March 2008.
The logic provided by Mr.Raja can be understood even by a 5 year old boy.
Nevertheless, PM and his fellows are handicapped at sacking The Minister since DMK chief,
M. Karunanidhi intimidate them of withdrawing the support as goggled` Karunanidhi explains that "Raja is a Dalit. That is why dominant forces are levelling malicious charges against him".

Here's the 2G spectrum auctioned in Oct. 2008.

New list of Operators who bid for spectrum -->

Govt raises close to Rs 10K cr by selling spectrum to the above mentioned companies. Now, there is a twist-in-the-tale,
Out of the companies mentioned above, the two companies Swan Telecom (not shown in above table) and Unitech do not have any prior experience in the business of mobile phone, broadband or related services. Swan Telecom has obtained Spectrum license to operate in 14 circles for an amount of 1500 crore while Unitech has obtained license to operate in 22 circles by paying 1600 crore respectively.

Within a matter of six months these two companies have sold majority of their stake to foreign companies. It had sold 45% of its shares for a whopping amount of 4050 Crore to a company called Etisalat which is based out of UAE due to which the valuation of Swan Telecom had increased to Rs. 9990.56 crore. Unitech had sold 60% of its stares to a Norway based company Telenor for Rs. 6120 crore due to which the valuation of Unitech had increased to a monstrous amount of 10,731 crore. Just by leveraging their ability to acquire Spectrum license, Swan Telecom and Unitech had made massive 700% return on their investment within a matter of six months.
Raja’s ministry made Rs. 10,772.65 crore by selling 2G license to 9 companies whereas Swan Telecom and Unitech just by selling half of their stake had proved the fact that their license is worth more than 20,000 crore. If we consider the market value of these two companies, the Government by selling license to these nine companies should have generated 70, 022.42 crore as license fee. In that way our country has incurred a loss of over Rs. 60, 000 crore.

( Stats taken from various resources )

Friday, May 21, 2010

3G spectrum auctions gains 67718.95 cr, wireless broadband auction eagerly awaited

After hapless 4 years of frenetic delays in bidding process, DoT finally transparently auctioned the 3G airwaves of 2.1 GHz .

In the case of the 3G Auction, the Government has decided to auction upto 20 MHz
of paired spectrum in the 2.1GHz band in the telecom service areas where 25 MHz or more paired spectrum is available.

The actual amount of available spectrum in blocks of 2X5 MHz will be allocated, with one block being reserved for BSNL/ MTNL.

India's fiscal deficit was at a 16-year high of 6.9% of GDP in the last fiscal year, and it has set a target to cut that to 5.5% this year & watching the frenzied income of 2.1 GHz bidding process, Broadband wireless access & 800 MHz spectrum may bring down deficit to 4.9%.
It is expected that auctioning of aforesaid spectrum could raise a combined Rs 92,100Cr from selling the rights to its airwaves, Morgan Stanley says.

The official document may be downloaded from the DOT website here .

If somebody found the content helpful, your comment will let me know that i am not talking to myself :).
Upcoming will be content related to 2G scam.

Miscellaneous But Sports

As there are still 20 days for the greatest extravaganza on the planet which is expected to be witnessed by hundreds of millions.
I let my blogging policy to be loosened a bit & go for Amendment 1 and dilute the sports content.

My selective reads (courtesy ET )-->

India-born Scottish who invented the ATM dies at 84

After Facebook, Pakistan shuts down YouTube

I-T dept needs 30,000 more employees

Monday, May 17, 2010

One of the best Int T20 match i've ever seen

However, England won ICC World T20 2010 beating Australia comprehensively with 3 overs & 7 wickets to spare, it was semi-final between Aus & Pak which was the limelight of this tournament.

Never-say-die attitude of Australian team as a whole was reflected in the body language (i am not expert, but i can atleast compare with my insufficient grey cells) of all guys including their physiotherapist .

Mike Hussey in his rare display of agony & emotions single-handedly took the match from the throat of Pakistanis. Most of Pakistani fans would've shocked when going through newspapers in the morning as they might have slept believing that they will win the late-night telecast match.

As power cut prevalent in most parts of the country( i think we'rnt alone here), i had had to quit here :).

Also, India & South Korea were declared joint winner of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2010 in the much anticipated match between previous champions & Asian Cup winner respectively.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Set your date with the finals


Azlan Shah Hockey 2010 Final
India v/s Korea                     -->     12:35 GMT or 18:05 IST
Official Site


Team Played Points
1                                                  India 6 13
2                                                  Korea 6 11
3                                                  Australia 6 11
4                                                  Malaysia 6 11
5                                                  Pakistan 6 8
6                                                  China 6 4
7                                                  Egypt 6 0

Hockey guns back with a Bang ! Booked place in consecutive finals of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey

IPOH, Malaysia — India will defend the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup against Asian champions South Korea in the Sunday final after world champions Australia narrowly missed the cut.
The Indians qualified when they topped the group with 13 points after thrashing Egypt 7-1 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Indian defender Dhananjay Mandip scored the first hat-trick of the tournament in the 34, 40 and 42nd minutes while Rajpal Singh (44), Rupinder Pal Singh (48), Tushar Khandker (49) and Sarvanjit Singh (70) were the other scorers.
Egypt's goal in the 68th minute was scored by Ahmed Abdul El Hakim.

The Indians were followed by three teams on 11 points each after the last group action. South Korea in the end had the better goal difference compared to Australia and Malaysia to make the final.

The Koreans had gone into their match against Pakistan knowing only a two-goal margin would be enough.
And they managed it -- only just -- defeating Pakistan 4-2 in a match which turned chaotic in the last four minutes when the Pakistanis received two red cards and conceded a controversial penalty stroke.
"The umpiring is the worst I have seen and the decisions were just atrocious," said Pakistan skipper Mohamed Imran, sent off for arguing with the officials.
"It was clearly not a penalty stroke and the umpire gave it. But that is not the only occasion where the umpires made a mistake," he said.
"We spent money and time to come here and to be undone by shoddy umpiring decisions is unacceptable. This is wrong and my players were in tears after the game."
Pakistan scored their goals through Mohamed Zubair and Mohamed Imran in the 32nd and 57th minutes. The goalscorers for the Koreans were Lee Nam-Yong in the 38 and 46th minutes and Nam Hyun-Woo in the 66 and 68th minutes.