The government believes that 5G is still a work in progress globally and this may not be the right time to sell airwaves which support the technology.
Vodafone will own 45.1% in the combined entity after transferring 4.9% to the promoters of Idea Cellular for Rs 38740 crore in cash post the merger.
"When you look at a company operating in 180 companies, with more than 100,000 employees, you create complexities internally," Ekholm said.
The India market has become the hotbed for content streaming companies over the last couple of years with Hotstar, Hook, Netflix and now Amazon Prime.
"India is a marketplace which is ripe with all kinds of opportunities, both with respect to the network side of the equation and what I would call the content/application side."
“A lot of people have made highly political and highly personal an issue that actually involves a lot of common ground,” Pai said.
The Department of Telecom will soon send a request to the sector regulator for its recommendations for the next auction, Deepak said.
Mittal said it would take another year for the telecom industry to stabilise. “I would say watch out for March 2018. It takes about a year for the dust to settle down.
"The good news is that Jio will start charging from the 1st of April. But still, the pricing to our mind is unsustainable for the industry. It though is better than zero."
Mittal appealed to govts across the world to not milk the sector but incentivise its growth to ensure that the unconnected billions can be served.
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