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Digital offerings growing area of investment for every telecom company: Report
"Digital offerings...this is a growing area of investment for every telco, with Jio leading the way. music, movies, financial services, video conferencing solutions, etc have already been launched by Airtel and Jio, and we see these getting enriched," Morgan Stanley said.
SC questions spectrum sale by ailing telcos, asks govt how it plans to recover AGR dues
The observations that came Monday could potentially...
Jio proposes Rs 6,127 crore resolution plan for Reliance Infratel
Jio tabled the resolution plan in the National Company Law Tribunal on Mond...
Airtel calls off Kenya unit merger with Telecom Kenya
According to a Reuters news report, Telkom Kenya, in a statement, said it had "opted to adopt an alternative strategic direction" and would no longer be pursuing the proposed joint venture transaction.
Will not hear arguments on reassessment of AGR related dues 'even for a second': SC to telcos
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah reserved its verdict on the issue of timeline for staggered payment of AGR-related dues by telecom companies. The Centre had earlier urged the top court that up to 20 years be given to telecom companies for the payment of dues in staggered manner.
NCLT adjourns Reliance Communications and Reliance Telecom case to August 19
According to legal sources, the telecom regulator has filed an application for RCom and Reliance Telecom seeking that provision be made in resolution plan that post paid subscribers get back their unspent money and deposits . Axis Bank also raised a question on its guarantees but both these matters will be heard on August 19 by NCLT.
Supreme Court asks Jio why it shouldn't be paying AGR dues for the RCom spectrum it uses
Jio has cleared its own AGR dues of Rs 198 crore while Rcom now owes the government Rs 25,194.58 crore in statutory dues, including those of Sistema Shyam Teleservices (Rs 222.1 crore), which was merged with it.
New tariff plan is not a new service: Vodafone Idea Ltd counters Trai on priority offering
VIL has countered Trai's contention that the RedX plan, which commits higher speeds, should have been informed separately so different aspects could have been examined before such service was launched. "It is not a new service and the service remains same... A new tariff plan is not a new service," VIL said
It’s tough getting global telecom gear makers to set up plants
Unlike the incentive scheme for the handset industry, which has attracted Apple and Samsung, getting companies such as Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung to open their purse strings is proving to be tough, given the weak state of the Indian and global telecom market, which is dependent on 5G for a big push.
Trai's new tariff order: Over 100 TV channels may shut if new order applied
The new tariff order, notified on January 1, has been challenged by top television broadcasters, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), and the Film & TV Producers Guild of India in the Bombay High Court.
Telecom sector needs to focus on security and self reliance: PM Narendra Modi
“Now that our digital connectivity ecosystem has scaled many peaks, it is now time to focus on self- reliance and security,” Modi said in a written message which was read out by COAI DG, Lt General SP Kochhar. Modi’s message came at an industry webinar marking 25 years of the industry.
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.
Telecom department forecasts 70 per cent shortfall in revenues from communications
Govt won’t get payments from spectrum auctioned earlier because stressed telcos were granted a two-year moratorium to ease strain on cash flow.
Telcos should provide location grid of bulk users during verification for new connections: DoT
"In case of issuing new mobile connections to the bulk subscriber, during the physical verification of the premises of bulk subscribers, the latitude/longitude of the premises of the bulk subscriber and data and time of the inspection shall be captured and the same shall be inserted in the CAF and database," the DoT order said.
The little-known Delhi firm behind the Rs 16,000-crore bid for Anil Ambani's telecom assets
Amid rising speculations around RCom's final fate, UVARCL has generated a lot of interest in industry and media circles.