Importers of mobile handset components such as chargers, adapters, batteries and wired headsets now need to pay only the countervailing duty of 12.5%.
It is safe to say there will be more Android One devices: Mike Hayes, director, Android & Chrome partnerships, Google
Search giant Google will come up with new devices under its Android One programme in India even as it gives more freedom to local handset makers to come up with their own specifications and pricing.
On its own, Idea may splurge a massiveRs 8,627 crore in adding data spectrum in key markets in the upcoming auction, brokerage HSBC said in a note.
The company feels the sector could do with more consolidation after having seen the first such event with American Tower Corporation acquiring Viom Networks recently.
iPhone sales across the world, including China, have dropped significantly - except in India, where “extremely price conscious” customers are panting for product.
Govt has sounded out Apple that it is in-principle against allowing import and sale of second-hand phones in India to prevent dumping of hazardous e-waste.
Syed Safawi, chief executive officer of Viom Networks, has put in his papers and would be moving on from his role by June end, two people aware of the development said.
Broadband India Forum said that since SEPs have protection provided by the Patents Act, another discussion paper on specific provisions was not needed.
The suggestion of Telecom Commission will be placed before the Cabinet for final approval based on which rules for auction to be held in July will be framed.
The Telecom Commission, highest decision making body of the telecom ministry, has approved a proposal to provide voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to employees at MTNL.
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