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Telcos seek floor price for data for 2-3 years, oppose any ceiling
While Airtel and Vodafone Idea want a cost-based methodology to arrive at a floor, Jio said that it must be determined on headline tariffs rather than realised tariffs. Bharti Airtel recommends fixing a floor for data services for two years by three possible approaches. Reliance Jio said that tariffs must not be hiked abruptly as it may dampen usage considerably.
Jio's Mathew Oommen says IUC concept outdated
"The concept of points of interconnect and interconnection are related to 2G, its outdated," sa...
Indian telcos carry most data in world
The entry of Jio has proved to be a game changer of sorts with average data consumption sky-rocketing ...
Jio IUC charge lifts outlook for RIL, Airtel, Voda Idea: All 3 stocks jump
Reacting on the development, Bharti Airtel shares traded 3.56 per cent higher at Rs 372.
Tighten regulation over use of consumer data: Nasscom
The response comes in the wake of a mega data mining scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, said to have harvested personal information of 50 million Facebook users.
Personal Data Protection Bill: India’s digital safety kit
PDPB will serve as a model for ensuring that Indian citizens have autonomy in the digital economy.
AGR woes: No decision on relief to telcos at DCC meet; DoT officials say more AGR-data needed
The crucial meeting of Digital Communications Commission (DCC) on Friday could not arrive at a decision on relief to the distressed telecom sector and more details are required for reconciliation of AGR data, sources said. The DCC meeting lasted two hours and is expected to meet again in coming days, the sources said.
Always connected: Indians consume over 11GB data daily, spend 70 mins a day on OTT platforms
4G constitutes 96 per cent of the total data traffic consumed across the country.
AGR-hit Vodafone Idea wants 7-8 times hike in mobile data tariffs
Vodafone Idea has demanded fixing minimum tariffs for mobile data at Rs 35 per GB, around 7-8 times of current prices, and for calls at 6 paise per minute along with monthly charges from April 1 to enable it pay statutory dues and make its business sustainable.
Muted 2G to 4G conversions due to Covid could limit data revenue growth for telcos in FY21: Analysts
The three telcos collectively added around 45 million 4G users in the December quarter, helped by rising smartphone penetration and more feature phone-to-smartphone conversions.
View: India has to forge partnerships in developing 5G technology. Can India risk it with China?
Trusting China would mean allowing Chinese to form the bedrock of cities, transport and electricity networks.
Finance ministry collecting data to assess extent of financial exclusion in West Bengal, Bihar and northeast
The survey is being carried out five years into the introduction of the government’s flagship financial inclusion scheme, Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).
Interconnect fee was to be scrapped from January: TRAI seeks views on deferring zero-IUC regime
TRAI says consumers yet to migrate fully to data calls and imbalance in voice traffic between operators exists.
Union Cabinet clears Personal Data Protection Bill. Major takeaways from Cabinet meet
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Bill will be introduced in Parliament during the current Winter Session. The Bill is likely to contain broad guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation, code of conduct and an enforcement model.
Is our data safe there? Clients ask app makers
Efforts are being made to educate users about reasons why apps seek permission, saying consumer ignorance is a huge factor in violation of privacy.