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Telecom Roundup: Nxtra; Spectrum Sharing, Auctions, Cancellations; Vodafone India

Nxtra Data, the company into which Bharti Airtel hived off its data center business, has appointed Neil Pollock as its CEO. Pollock has over 20 years of industry experience along with enterprise services insight, and was previously Head – Integrated Managed Services at Airtel. Prior to this, he was Head of Strategy & Productivity at Singtel Optus (Australia). Nxtra Data Limited will provide integrated managed services and data centre services including Managed back-up, Security, Virtual Compute and Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud to small and large enterprises and government sector.

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Vodafone to buy out minority shareholders in Vodafone India: Vodafone Group plans to spend $2 billion and buy out its minority shareholders, including the 11% held by Piramal Healthcare (details), Vodafone India Chairman Analjit Singh and the Essar Group, Blooberg reports. India had raised the foreign direct investment limit in Telecom to 100%, from 74%, in July last year.

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The Telecom Commission has approved spectrum trading and sharing, reports BusinessLine. This is a significant development since it paves the way for 3G interconnect agreements between telecom operators, a move which was later barred by the DoT.

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Spectrum auctions may be held around January 2014, MF Farooqui, Secretary DoT has told MoneyControl. Watch the video here. Auctions are imminent, and after the TRAI recommended a reduction in the reserve price of spectrum, telecom operators like Videocon are keen to participate. The two previous spectrum auctions have been failures.

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In a bizarre move, telecom operators whose licenses were cancelled by the Supreme Court may not be permitted to bid in the next auction, PTI reports. They have been permitted to participate in two recent sets of auctions that failed, and we see no reason to prevent them from doing so now.

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