DoT may be open to negotiations if telcos pay part of their dues by Thursday.
Besides pleas for relief at Supreme Court, telco wants to show its intent to honour payment obligations.
The telco had filed a review petition, hoping for a reduction in penalties, which account for 75% of the dues.
Indian Cellular & Electronics Association, which has Apple, Foxconn, Xiaomi and Flextronics among its members, has flagged subsidy for machinery & equipment, cost of power, incentive for supporting industry, labour subsidy, logistics and reduction of land rentals as other disabilities India faces in comparison to rivals such as Vietnam.
Zero MDR would disincentivise banks to issue RuPay cards and they would prefer its rivals, SBI has said.
Telecom operators must apply afresh within the next 10 days for 5G spectrum trials and airwaves will be allotted upon approval of their applications.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with industry representatives and sought inputs on how to reverse the slowdown in the economy, boost exports and on ways to develop the 5G ecosystem. During 3-hour meeting, PM asked them to share details of obstacles they face and suggest ways to overcome them.
The telecom regulator could take at least six more months to decide on a floor price for tariffs.
Govt has set a target to increase smartphone exports to $110 billion by 2025 from $3 billion now.
Vodafone Group's withholding tax case is being dubbed as the stumbling block. All three parties are now looking at revisiting their original plan.
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