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  • "While operators would love to go to a single network, it saves them money as well, but we can't force people to do things that they don't want to do, we must let the market decide and let the customer decide,” said Rajan Mathews, director general of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.

    The companies that have approached the DoT flagging their concerns on pending dues include Sterlite, Tejas, Paramount Wires And Cables Ltd (PWCL), Aksh Optifibre, Finolex among others, and the dues run into Rs 1,600 crore, said Sandeep Aggarwal, Managing Director of Paramount Communications.

    Reliance Jio Tuesday said that it will raise tariffs in the next few weeks, following the steps of its competitors Bharti Airtel and Vodafon...

    Jio said that it will raise tariffs in next few weeks, following steps of its competitors Airtel & Voda Idea.

    The 'BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme - 2019' that was rolled out last week, will remain open till December 3. BSNL is looking at savings of about Rs 7,000 crore in wage bill, if 70,000-80,000 personnel opt for the scheme.

    After the cabinet approved a relief package last month, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has started on an ambitious revival programme. Chairman Pravin Kumar Purwar said BSNL is expected to launch 4G services in six months and is spending Rs 12,000 crore on the next-generation network.

    HMD is yet to reveal the exact specs and pricing of the new Nokia 8.2.

    The feature phone market, which accounted for 43.3 per cent of the total mobile phone shipments, registered a 17.5 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) decline in the September 2019 quarter to 35.6 million units. Shipments of 4G-enabled feature phones declined 20.3 per cent y-o-y due to heavy inventory in the channel.

    In all, nearly one lakh BSNL employees are eligible for the VRS out of its total staff strength of 1.50 lakh. The scheme that was rolled out on November 5, will be open till December 3. BSNL is looking at savings of about Rs 7,000 crore in wage bill, considering 70,000-80,000 personnel opt for the scheme. MTNL too has rolled out a VRS for its employees.

    In all, nearly one lakh BSNL employees are eligible for the VRS out of its total staff strength of 1.50 lakh. The scheme that was rolled out on November 5 will be open till December 3. The number of employees opting for the VRS plan has already crossed 22,000, out of BSNL's internal target of 77,000 employees, said the BSNL official who did not wish to be named.

    The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced the establishment of two offices to develop 6G, setting off the competition for the next-generation cellular data service that comes after the super-fast 5G. The Ministry said one of the offices will house the government agencies responsible for the relevant policy making.

    In a notice sent out by MTNL to employees, the company mentioned "all regular and permanent employees of 50 years and above as on January 31, 2020" are eligible to opt for the scheme. The scheme, based on Gujarat Model of VRS, will be open for employees till December 3, 2019.

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