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    Kalyan Parbat

    Assistant Telecom Editor at the Level of Senior Assistant Editor, ET

    I have been tracking the telecoms industry for over two decades at ET, and still get a thrill breaking a big one. There's never really a dull moment in telecom, and the diversity of the beat in terms ...

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    VIL drops faster speed claim in priority offering, informs Trai about filing revised planTelecom sector AGR for Q4FY20 up 10% vs Q3: Trai dataVoda Idea removes Priority 4G Network feature in RedX plan to avoid Trai banVodafone Idea may modify RedX plan by taking out faster data speeds to avoid Trai ban
    Trai rules out need to regulate OTT players, for nowMoody's revises Airtel ratings outlook to 'stable' from 'negative'Voda Idea needs to back up rebranding with upto $2 billion network investments: AnalystsTelecom gear vendors, tower companies expect better prospects after AGR clarity
    Voda Idea may raise $1.5 billion via equityInfratel-Indus merger paves the way for Vodafone Group, Airtel to monetise their stakesAs clarity has come on AGR dues, Vodafone Idea needs to quickly raise $3-4 billionTrai allows Vodafone Idea till Sept 4 to reply to show cause notice on RedX plan
    PepsiCo India, Airtel ink co-branding pact; prepaid users to get free 4G data on Pepsi snack buysDoT mulls proposal for making it easier to migrate from pre-paid to post-paidVodafone Idea revenue market share plunges in Q1; Jio, Airtel make strong gainsVodafone Idea issued show cause notice by Trai for RedX premium tariff plan
    Vodafone Idea, Airtel likely to get show cause notices from TRAIMalaysia's Axiata Group Berhad exits Voda Idea, latest foreign investor to leave IndiaNo connect over 5G for Reliance Jio Infocomm and Bharti AirtelTrai doesn’t subscribe to premium plans that offer faster data speeds for higher payment
    Launched Platinum plans after Trai had no issues with Voda Idea plan so far: AirtelLatest Trai queries on RedX plan doesn't factor in facts, service quality data: Voda IdeaIndus Towers close to signing fibre deal with Reliance Jio, Tata Sky, Tata TelePM Modi to inaugurate Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar submarine cable project on Monday
    Sajjan Jindal asks Govt to ensure Voda Idea survives, warns consumers will suffer in a duopolyTelecom regulator questions Voda-Idea, Airtel's previous stance on differential data speedsTrai sends further queries to Voda idea, Airtel on premium plansIndia needs norms for 5G NextGen IoT devices, but framing those won't be easy
    Reliance Jio trumps Airtel in Q1 ARPU growth on stronger tariff hike impactAirtel CEO says tariffs must go up, flags concerns on high cost of 5G spectrumTDSAT asks Vodafone Idea, Jio to respond to Trai plea seeking changes in tribunal order on RedXAirtel rejects Trai concerns around Platinum plan, says service to 1-1.5% of its user base doesn’t hurt rest
    Premium tariff offer: Voda Idea sees Red, takes on Trai in reply to notice on planInclude 26 GHz band in 5G spectrum auction to help roll out cost-efficient networks: TelcosTelcos want govt to include 26 GHz band in 5G auction to make services affordableVoda Idea faces around Rs 6,000 cr yearly outflow if AGR repayments spread over 15 years: Analysts
    TDSAT sets aside Trai order blocking Vodafone-Idea premium tariff planHeat rising on Vodafone Idea and Bharti AirtelReliance Jio's complaint leads to Trai blocking Airtel, Vodafone Idea premium plansNo relief for Vodafone Idea, TDSAT refuses to stay July 11 Trai order blocking RedX
    Vodafone Idea knocks on TDSAT's door against Trai's order blocking its RedX premium planTrai blocks Airtel, Voda Idea premium plans, says may affect service quality of othersVoda Idea pays Rs 2,900 cr towards NCD maturitiesNokia, Ericsson source components for India telecom gears from China
    Airtel, Vodafone Idea mobile revenue, operating income likely to dipAirtel, Vodafone Idea mobile revenue, operating income likely to dipHuawei, ZTE face no impact from Chinese apps banGlobal gear vendors oppose DoT diktat on mandatory local testing
    Govt set to slash license fees on wired broadbandBroken supply worries Indian electronics companiesJio Platforms valuation to jump to $110 billion by FY22, propelled by sharp mobile ARPU growth: BofA SecuritiesTrai raps telcos for delaying registration of private, govt-owned telemarketers
    Airtel's Mauritius arm sells 2.3% stake in Helios Towers for Rs 347.5 croreBarring Chinese telecom gear may be ‘costly’DoT to launch dashboard to track national broadband progress targetsVodafone Idea needs ARPU of Rs 238 to meet cash flow needs even if allowed 20 yrs to pay AGR dues: Analysts
    SC view on AGR payment timelines a breather for Voda Idea, Airtel: AnalystsPublic WiFi a pipedream in India with stakeholders at loggerheadsIndustry calls for 100% automatic FDI in satellitesNetwork vendors urge DoT for production-linked incentive policy
    Bharti Infratel board meeting on June 11 to take final call on Indus mergerGear makers want government to address cost disadvantages vis-a-vis overseas markets to push local productionTelecom industry wary of rushing staff back to office amid continuing rise in Covid casesDoT extends minimum rollout compliance deadlines to Sept 30, offering relief to Jio, Airtel, Voda Idea
    Industry pings Telecom secretary for a 5G panel planBharti Telecom to raise $1 billion via block sale of Airtel sharesBharti Telecom raises Rs 3,500 crore via commercial paperAmphan impact: Mobile, broadband normalcy in West Bengal, Kolkata circles only next week
    Telcos brace for Super Cyclone Amphan, ink roaming pacts, stock up dieselAirtel hits record high as strong Q4 points to better days aheadCompanies make cautious start to resume work from officeTelcos stare at penalties of Rs 50 crore per violation
    No clarity on contactless customer acquisition for telcos from govtDoT to defer 5G sale, auction only 4G in 2020Glitch in DoT online clearance may hit installation of 50,000 towersBharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea take steps to offer relief to Covid-hit MSMEs
    Consolidate Covid-19 tracker apps to reduce bandwidth usage: TelcosVodafone group’s capital infusion into Voda Idea inadequate: AnalystsChina's virus fight brings 5G debate to the fore in IndiaBharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea wary of business with Huawei, ZTE
    Facebook deal gives Jio a good leverage in WhatsApp: ExpertsNetwork cos to switch on local productionTelecom regulator wants telcos to extend validity of all prepaid packsTelcos warn of full service breakdown in virus hotspots
    Muted 2G to 4G conversions due to Covid could limit data revenue growth for telcos in FY21: AnalystsJio, Airtel may post higher Q4 revenue on tariff hikes; heavy user losses to drag Vodafone IdeaLockdown triggers 35% slump in mobile recharge volumesTo add user nos, telcos weigh sale of contactless SIMs
    Telcos plan contactless SIM sale to boost customer additionAirtel advanced investments to boost network capacity amid data surge: Gopal VittalWaiving charges for low-end users to hit telcos' revenueTelcos may consider waiving off 1-month charge to aid migrant labourers: COAI
    Congress writes to telcos to waive a month's call charges for migrant labourersAmid coronavirus outbreak, RBI loan breather for telcosTelcos set up war rooms to monitor networks during Covid-19 crisis
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