Gulveen Aulakh

  • Telcos to gain from more data use as callers may shift to OTT apps

    Telcos to gain from more data use as callers may shift to OTT apps

    “In a plan with voice tariff hiked and data price being same, calling will shift to OTT,” International Data Corporation’s India research director Navkendar Singh said, adding that voice-over-OTT apps using WiFi for connectivity could also rise, as WiFi connectivity at home and public places expands.

    Xiaomi, MAIT want MEIS export sops back

    Xiaomi, MAIT want MEIS export sops back

    The Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology (MAIT), apex body of electronic product makers, has urged the government to restore the 4-5% incentive under the Merchandise Exports of India Scheme (MEIS).

    Mobile companies seek review of duty on parts as imports from Vietnam soar

    Mobile companies seek review of duty on parts as imports from Vietnam soar

    India has imported mobile phone components worth more than $1 billion from Vietnam — with which India has a free trade agreement (FTA) —in the first half of this fiscal alone, compared to $800 million in the whole of 2018-19 and just over $600 million in FY18, an industry association of companies making handset in India has informed the government.

    COAI promises better tech, network with extra revenue

    COAI promises better tech, network with extra revenue

    The industry’s move to raise tariffs will ultimately benefit the customer and the government, COAI said, adding that revenue generated from higher plans will be ploughed back into improving customer experience.

    Bharti Airtel plans share issue first, bonds later to raise funds for AGR

    Bharti Airtel plans share issue first, bonds later to raise funds for AGR

    The primary aim of private placement before tapping global debt markets; firm also looking at taking advantage of negative rates in Europe. The company is in talks with at least half a dozen foreign banks including BNP, Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Bank of America and JP Morgan.

    Airtel moves SC for government talks on AGR

    Airtel moves SC for government talks on AGR

    The Sunil Mittal-led telco filed an application in the apex court earlier this week seeking modification of the court’s order of October 24 to permit Airtel and the government to ascertain the amount to be paid and “a mutually acceptable basis for the discharge of the same” over an agreed period of time.

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