AGR dues: DoT to seek legal view on PSU demands after SC rebuke
“Legal help will be sought over the next couple of days. The DoT has the option of telling the apex court that going by the observations, the department has decided to withdraw the demand of AGR dues and file it with the court or just file a clarification on why the demand was raised and then await further orders,” said the government official.
DoT to do reassessment based on AGR docs given by telcos; issue revised demand notices
The telecom department will carry out reassessments on...
AGR dues: Mobile phone operators to move telecom tribunal if DoT seeks higher dues
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices are the...
Sunil Mittal says Airtel has paid its AGR dues in full
DoT asked telcos to pay balance dues "without delay" and submit detailed bifurcation of payments.
Government gets Rs 25,900 crore in AGR dues; asks telcos to make full payment
"The Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have made some payments in compliance with the Supreme Court order dated October 24, 2019," Minister of State for Communications Sanjay Dhotre said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The minister said the government has "again" directed the operators to make full payments in a letter dated March 4, 2020.
Trai says floor pricing talks only after lockdown ends
“It may be a better option that any further discussion on the issue (floor tariff) is held after the lockdown is completely lifted and normalcy is restored,” Sharma told ET, virtually ruling out an online open house discussion on the issue, and thus, an early decision on the contentious issue.
Airtel in talks to sell 20% in Nxtra to Carlyle for $250 million
The move comes as Airtel prepares to pay pending adjusted gross revenue dues, which could go up to almost Rs 26,000 crore, part of which may have to be forked out upfront, experts said. The telco also needs funds ahead of spectrum auctions scheduled later this year and for 4G expansion.
SC orders telecos to clear AGR dues by March 17
Supreme Court on Friday tore into the government and the telecom companies for not abiding by the court order directing the recovery of AGR ...
SC says telcos must pay AGR dues, issues contempt notice to DOT officer who restrained recovery
Vodafone-Idea, Airtel and other telcos owe a reported sum of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecom.
DoT orders telcos, ISPs to block 59 Chinese apps with immediate effect
DoT asked the operators to submit compliance reports immediately, failing which action would be taken. A similar direction containing the details of 24 other apps to be blocked followed the first order, taking the total number of banned apps to 59, tallying with the government’s announcement order on Monday.
US eager to work with India on 6GHz band for wireless says Ajit Pai
"I'm eager to work with my Indian counterparts and other leaders around the world to harness the benefits of the 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi and then work together toward global harmonisation of this spectrum," the senior Indian-American official said.
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.
Bharti Enterprises firm bids for bankrupt OneWeb
OneWeb has estimated assets in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion and liabilities in the same range, according to US bankruptcy court filings. The company had said that bids were to be opened Friday. But if there was no clear winner in the eyes of the US judge and OneWeb’s creditors, an auction would be held on July 2.
Jio adds the most customers in February at 6.25 million
Jio ended February with 383.67 million subscribers, Airtel with 328.95 million and Vodafone Idea with 325.52 million, data released by sector regulator Trai on Monday showed.
Telecom user base jumps 3.8 million in January despite higher tariffs
“RJio started offering unlimited off-net outgoing voice calls (with FUP of 1,000 minutes for 28 days) with new tariff plans, which should have helped reverse the subs net add trend,” Brokerage firm ICICI Securities said in a report.
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