Some experts say given the pricing—starting at Rs 61,000—the sales volumes of the new models could well be twice that of the inaugural Pixel models, in India and globally.
The barriers include restriction on movement of people and anti-dumping duties being used by certain countries to block products from other places, he said.
The ministry has now set the deadline to February 1, 2018, which was earlier Oct 1. This is the second such extension that the industry has been granted, as the initial deadline was that of July.
A day after RCom called off merger with Aircel citing regulatory uncertainties, government is mulling revising M&A rules for the telecom sector.
Government should help resolve hyper-competition, debt issues after RCom-Aircel deal collapse: Experts
Major telcos have already sought larger relief from the govt, which on Friday increased the period to payback the installments to 16 yrs.
The new policy, which is aimed at being more consumer centric, will also have contours of lighttouch regulation in order to improve ease of doing business.
Lawyers present said the court refused interim relief to Airtel and Idea, who had challenged telecom regulator’s order, and asked them to file their replies by November 3.
The decision making body has also approved a Rs 1,231-crore grant to the Telangana government for roll-out of second phase of Bharat Net project.
Brokerages said the Rs 1,500 device offers decent value for money, highlighting the minimal buffering of live streaming of TV content & good-quality casting of content onto television.
Sources said the guiding principles and roadmap of the new telecom policy have been approved, and the Telecom Commission will get the draft policy by November 30.
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