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| 03 August, 2020, 08:43 PM IST | E-Paper

    Kalyan Parbat

    Assistant Telecom Editor at the Level of Senior Assistant Editor, ET

    I have been tracking the telecoms industry for over two decades at ET, and still get a thrill breaking a big one. There's never really a dull moment in telecom, and the diversity of the beat in terms ...

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    Telecom regulator questions Voda-Idea, Airtel's previous stance on differential data speedsIndia needs norms for 5G NextGen IoT devices, but framing those won't be easyReliance Jio trumps Airtel in Q1 ARPU growth on stronger tariff hike impactAirtel CEO says tariffs must go up, flags concerns on high cost of 5G spectrum
    TDSAT asks Vodafone Idea, Jio to respond to Trai plea seeking changes in tribunal order on RedXAirtel rejects Trai concerns around Platinum plan, says service to 1-1.5% of its user base doesn’t hurt restPremium tariff offer: Voda Idea sees Red, takes on Trai in reply to notice on planInclude 26 GHz band in 5G spectrum auction to help roll out cost-efficient networks: Telcos
    Telcos want govt to include 26 GHz band in 5G auction to make services affordableVoda Idea faces around Rs 6,000 cr yearly outflow if AGR repayments spread over 15 years: AnalystsTDSAT sets aside Trai order blocking Vodafone-Idea premium tariff planHeat rising on Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel
    Reliance Jio's complaint leads to Trai blocking Airtel, Vodafone Idea premium plansNo relief for Vodafone Idea, TDSAT refuses to stay July 11 Trai order blocking RedXVodafone Idea knocks on TDSAT's door against Trai's order blocking its RedX premium planTrai blocks Airtel, Voda Idea premium plans, says may affect service quality of others
    Voda Idea pays Rs 2,900 cr towards NCD maturitiesNokia, Ericsson source components for India telecom gears from ChinaAirtel, Vodafone Idea mobile revenue, operating income likely to dipAirtel, Vodafone Idea mobile revenue, operating income likely to dip
    Huawei, ZTE face no impact from Chinese apps banGlobal gear vendors oppose DoT diktat on mandatory local testingGovt set to slash license fees on wired broadbandBroken supply worries Indian electronics companies
    Jio Platforms valuation to jump to $110 billion by FY22, propelled by sharp mobile ARPU growth: BofA SecuritiesTrai raps telcos for delaying registration of private, govt-owned telemarketersAirtel's Mauritius arm sells 2.3% stake in Helios Towers for Rs 347.5 croreBarring Chinese telecom gear may be ‘costly’
    DoT to launch dashboard to track national broadband progress targetsVodafone Idea needs ARPU of Rs 238 to meet cash flow needs even if allowed 20 yrs to pay AGR dues: AnalystsSC view on AGR payment timelines a breather for Voda Idea, Airtel: AnalystsPublic WiFi a pipedream in India with stakeholders at loggerheads
    Industry calls for 100% automatic FDI in satellitesNetwork vendors urge DoT for production-linked incentive policyBharti Infratel board meeting on June 11 to take final call on Indus mergerGear makers want government to address cost disadvantages vis-a-vis overseas markets to push local production
    Telecom industry wary of rushing staff back to office amid continuing rise in Covid casesDoT extends minimum rollout compliance deadlines to Sept 30, offering relief to Jio, Airtel, Voda IdeaIndustry pings Telecom secretary for a 5G panel planBharti Telecom to raise $1 billion via block sale of Airtel shares
    Bharti Telecom raises Rs 3,500 crore via commercial paperAmphan impact: Mobile, broadband normalcy in West Bengal, Kolkata circles only next weekTelcos brace for Super Cyclone Amphan, ink roaming pacts, stock up dieselAirtel hits record high as strong Q4 points to better days ahead
    Companies make cautious start to resume work from officeTelcos stare at penalties of Rs 50 crore per violationNo clarity on contactless customer acquisition for telcos from govtDoT to defer 5G sale, auction only 4G in 2020
    Glitch in DoT online clearance may hit installation of 50,000 towersBharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea take steps to offer relief to Covid-hit MSMEsConsolidate Covid-19 tracker apps to reduce bandwidth usage: TelcosVodafone group’s capital infusion into Voda Idea inadequate: Analysts
    China's virus fight brings 5G debate to the fore in IndiaBharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea wary of business with Huawei, ZTEFacebook deal gives Jio a good leverage in WhatsApp: ExpertsNetwork cos to switch on local production
    Telecom regulator wants telcos to extend validity of all prepaid packsTelcos warn of full service breakdown in virus hotspotsMuted 2G to 4G conversions due to Covid could limit data revenue growth for telcos in FY21: AnalystsJio, Airtel may post higher Q4 revenue on tariff hikes; heavy user losses to drag Vodafone Idea
    Lockdown triggers 35% slump in mobile recharge volumesTo add user nos, telcos weigh sale of contactless SIMsTelcos plan contactless SIM sale to boost customer additionAirtel advanced investments to boost network capacity amid data surge: Gopal Vittal
    Waiving charges for low-end users to hit telcos' revenue
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