The DoT on May 17 has sought multiple clarification within a week from Airtel about eSIM service facilitation by the company on Apple Watch 3.
With the IRPs taking charge, RCom can no longer sell assets on its own. It had signed a deal to sell its spectrum to Jio to pare debt.
TDSAT will hear arguments from the regulator, Airtel and Idea to settle the matter, after the Delhi HC refused to stay the tribunal's order which gave relief to the carriers.
A third person said that the latest settlement amount being discussed is around Rs700 to Rs800 crore, after Ericsson rejected an initial offer of Rs 400-500 crore.
Reliance Infratel, the tower subsidiary of Rcom, is also battling HSBC Daisy Investments & other minority shareholders opposing sale of the tower assets.
The IUC for text messages is paid by a telco to the network receiving the SMS. It is similar to the IUC for voice calls, which was recently reduced by 57%.
The Department of Telecommunications has transferred all licences belonging to the Indian unit of Norway’s Telenor, along with its liabilities, to Bharti Airtel, it said in a May 14 notification.
Carriers have argued that deviations may have been due to unforeseen circumstances, system failures or factors beyond the control of the carriers for which they should not be penalised, and have sought for individual hearings to explain their stand.
India’s organised retail business in the offline space is still underpenetrated with the government allowing 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, in partnership with a local player.
The case will be heard next on May 14, and then HSBC Daisy Investments and minority shareholders will argue their side on May 16 and 17.
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