Muntazir Abbas

Editor, ETTelecomI am a Delhi-based journalist and founding editor of ETTelecom, a telecom-focussed portal for news, information, and insights, and have joined The Economic Times in 2013.
  • Trai says floor pricing talks only after lockdown ends

    Trai says floor pricing talks only after lockdown ends

    “It may be a better option that any further discussion on the issue (floor tariff) is held after the lockdown is completely lifted and normalcy is restored,” Sharma told ET, virtually ruling out an online open house discussion on the issue, and thus, an early decision on the contentious issue.

    Supercyclone Amphan hits telcos harder in Bengal than Odisha

    Supercyclone Amphan hits telcos harder in Bengal than Odisha

    Telecom secretary Anshu Prakash held a meeting with all the carriers and infrastructure providers to list out all the sites where the towers are down, fibre has been cut and sought to know how many of those can be repaired in next 24 hours. Prakash asked Airtel and Vodafone Idea to get 1,000 sites working in next 24 hours, said industry executives.

    Discouraging global bidders to aid local telecom gearmakers: TEPC

    Discouraging global bidders to aid local telecom gearmakers: TEPC

    Sandeep Aggarwal, chairman of the telecom committee of the PHD Chambers of Commerce & Industry and co-chairman of Tepc said while the government’s decision might help local electronic equipment companies, tenders worth Rs 200 crore and below in the Indian Railways and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are very few.

    Chinese ZTE cuts down 30% jobs in India

    Chinese ZTE cuts down 30% jobs in India

    The headcount has now come down from more than 1,000 employees a year ago, with the majority of job cuts in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak that forced shutdowns in the February-April period. The headcount comprises staff on the company’s rolls as well as those on contract and outsourced manpower.

    TEPC wants PowerGrid to cancel deal with Fiberhome

    TEPC wants PowerGrid to cancel deal with Fiberhome

    The Indian unit of Fiberhome, a Wuhan-based producer of fibre optic, had in mid-2019 bagged a pan-India fibre-based network programme contract from PGCIL that aims to offer broadband services and resell bandwidth to public departments.

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