Telecom sector fundamentals improved in March quarter: Report
"Overall, operational trends continued to improve for the telecom sector in Q4 FY20 with ARPUs for Bharti, Vodafone-Idea and Reliance Jio rising 14 per cent, 11 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively, quarter on quarter," India Ratings said in the report. The rise in ARPU was driven by a 20 per cent tariff hike undertaken by the telcos in December 2019.
Telecom revenues from wireless services may fall in Q1: Report
Revenue of telecom service providers through wireless services is likely to fa...
TRAI advocates domestic manufacturing of telecom equipment, bats for digital sovereignty
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairma...
Barring Chinese telecom gear may be ‘costly’
A top Huawei executive said its local operations had complied with Indian regulations for about 20 years, during which it has invested more than $2 billion, created 6,000 jobs and made network gear more affordable.
Telecom tariff hike inevitable, two rounds of increases likely in 12-18 months: EY
Acknowledging that an immediate tariff increase may not be feasible in the current setting, Prashant Singhal, emerging markets Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT) Leader at EY said two rounds of tariff hikes can be expected in the next 12-18 months, including one in the next six months.
BSNL cancels 4G tender after DoT asks it not to use Chinese telecom gear: Source
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) tender for 4G upgrade has been cancelled after the Department of Telecom (DoT) asked the state-run firm not to use Chinese telecom gear, according to a source.
Top ministers discuss ‘ban’ on Chinese 5G equipment
The govt has begun consultations at the highest level to decide on a possible ban on Chinese 5G equipment.
Telecom companies reject Trai’s tariff calculator proposal in one voice
Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, said customers have access to the Trai website that provides a calculator to compare tariff offerings. “Trai also has adequate monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to ensure its regulations are followed by operators,” he said.
India is resolute in strengthening security in telecom: Amitabh Kant
In a webinar with Swedish corporate representatives, including telecom gear maker Ericsson officials, on 'India's supply chain readiness, 5G use cases and security and lockdown scenarios', Kant said Ericsson's partnership with India started over 110 years ago in 1903.
Telcos raise watch over systems amid govt warning of phishing attacks using COVID-19 as bait
CERT-In, in its advisory, outlined a list of steps for users to protect themselves, including not opening attachments in unsolicited e-mails even if it comes from people in the contact list. It has asked users to encrypt and protect their sensitive document to avoid potential leakage.
View: India finds a golden opportunity with telecom's latest tech-away
India’s telecom companies, like those across the world, need significant digital transformation to adapt to the rapid disruptive technologies led by the confluence of 5G, network-centric business models, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).
India-China standoff: After apps, top ministers now discuss ‘ban’ on Chinese 5G equipment
The government has begun consultations at the highest level to decide on the use of 5G technology, which is seen as a precursor to a possibl...
COAI DG Rajan Mathews quits; ex-TSSC chief SP Kochar takes charge
Mathews has been advocating for favourable policy for the telecom industry since the last 10 years. Mathews, who is an US citizen, will be heading to the US to join his family in New Jersey.
Airtel's Ajai Puri to chair COAI, Jio's PK Mittal appointed vice-chairman
Telecom industry body COAI on Thursday announced the appointment of Bharti Airtel chief operating officer for India and South Asia, Ajai Puri, as its new chairman and Reliance Jio president P K Mittal as vice-chairman for 2020-21.
Competition Commission initiates studies on telecom sector, M&A in digital market
The fair trade regulator, which has an "overarching jurisdiction" across sectors, has powers to act against anti-competitive practices and also promote fair competition.
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