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    Muntazir Abbas

    Editor, ETTelecom

    I am a Delhi-based journalist and founding editor of ETTelecom, a telecom-focussed portal for news, information, and insights, and have joined The Economic Times in 2013.

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    Optic-fibre cable companies seek benefits under incentives schemeAGR verdict only partial relief, 'pricing revival' key: TelcosAirtel may Replace ZTE with Nokia as 4G Vendor in PunjabContinue to partner with telecom carriers to bring internet benefits to everyone: Cisco's Miyuki Suzuki
    Dept of Telecom feels BSNL deliberately delaying 4GTelcos see rise in costs if Chinese cos kept outRight-of-way challenges impacting ease of doing business, says GSMAConsumer rights vs telcos' survival: With a fraught call on floor price at hand, new Trai chief's first battle begins
    Vodafone Idea CTO Vishant Vora quits after decade-long stintCisco has a $5-billion plan for networks building, deploymentsTelecom companies seek to get charges for Aadhaar-based e-KYC authentication scrappedIndia among top three digital markets worldwide: SoftBank's Manoj Kohli
    Cisco aims to cut per-bit data cost for Airtel, Jio 5G usersBSNL raises Rs 8,500 crore via bonds, expects 4G airwaves soonUS-India can make security decisions on shared principles: FCC's Ajit PaiJio aims to make India an innovation destination: Mathew Oommen
    Broadband services to reach in all villages by 2022: MoS Telecom, IT Sanjay DhotreAGR clarity may lead to more investment in telecom sector: Anshu PrakashTrai Chairman RS Sharma backs infrastructure status for broadcastersNot the appropriate time to regulate OTT players: Trai secretary SK Gupta
    2G still relevant; tech self-reliance is crucial: TRAI chairman RS SharmaNon-implementation of new tariff regime will lead to chaos in broadcasting sector: TraiTrai works to rejig licensing regime to promote investments and innovationJio GenNext pings domestic companies with 5G tech; offers buyout, funding
    BSNL plans to raise Rs 8,500 crore via local bondsDoT, FinMin may make financing options available to boost telecom manufacturing locally: RS SharmaDoT, global gear makers at odds over source code orderNetwork vendors urge DoT for production-linked incentive policy
    Gear makers want government to address cost disadvantages vis-a-vis overseas markets to push local productionTrai to start discussion on improving speed and reliability of broadband connectivityMultinational vendors want consultation on manufacturing-led incentive schemeTrai says floor pricing talks only after lockdown ends
    Supercyclone Amphan hits telcos harder in Bengal than OdishaData protection priorities differ, only 46% of leaders review cybersecurity: StudyTelcos want free 5G bandwidth to beef up wireline connectivityAGR definition needs greater clarity to avoid confusion, says Trai chief
    Discouraging global bidders to aid local telecom gearmakers: TEPCChinese ZTE cuts down 30% jobs in IndiaTEPC wants PowerGrid to cancel deal with FiberhomeHomegrown telecom, OFC companies may cut jobs as state-run firms drag payments
    Telecom industry seeks faster DoT approvals to enable ease of doing businessTelecom regulator wants telcos to extend validity of all prepaid packsTower companies urge DoT to intervene in clearing dues from BSNLCovid-19 pandemic: DRDO, ITI to ink MoU to manufacture portable ventilators
    TCIL maintains Rs 9,000-crore order book, expects 10% growthTRAI rejects telcos' call for online talks on floor tariffLockdown: Trai tells telcos to ensure continuous servicesDoT wants nodal officers to monitor telecom infra
    Fear of things made in China hits electronic products salesTrai to ask government firms to secure OTP-based verificationBlow for telcos: Niti Aayog, CCI oppose fixing floor for telecom tariffsIndia should consider local manufacturing of telecom equipment: Country’s top cybersecurity official
    Tata's Nelco, Panasonic launch IFC services, Vistara signs upRegulating OTT players complicated: TraiTwo-player telecom market would be too risky in India: Trai officialsNew broadcasting framework for consumer protection: Trai
    No interference, only fine-tuned rules: RS SharmaTelecom sector demands tax rationalisation, line of creditBSNL expects to save Rs 600 cr monthly after 78,569 employees opt for VRSState-run TCIL bags CCTV, GPS, panic button deployment deal for 5,500 Delhi buses
    Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE, UTStarcom receive part of their outstanding from BSNLForeign vendors give an ultimatum to BSNL to clear Rs 3000 crore in dues by December 31; may stop supportBSNL asks DoT to waive AGR dues of Rs 4,990 croreGovernment can’t take suo motu action to revive telecom sector: Piyush Goyal
    TRAI looks to check misuse of recalled numbersDoT clears Rs 1,500 crore for BSNL, BBNL to pay dues to vendorsDigital India: Gujarat deploys 18,000 kilometres of fibre under BharatNet-II initiativeAirtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea seek Trai's intervention for setting up floor price of data services
    Telcos to defer 5G rollout for 5 years as prices too highBSNL plans to invite bids from global cos for 4G gear; rollout likely in 6 monthsBSNL to also go in for tariff hike next monthRelief to telecom sector: Cabinet gives nod to a two-year moratorium on spectrum payments
    Vodafone Idea to increase tariffs from December 1, 2019ITS executives want govt to repatriate them from BSNL, MTNLBSNL will launch 4g services in 6 months: Chairman Pravin Kumar PurwarOne lakh jobs at risk as vendors struggle to get Rs 20,000 crore from BSNL
    Jio to telecom minister: Reject the telcos’ financial relief demandJio and Airtel, Voda Idea in new face-off on AGR, sectoral crisisTop panel to mull relief for telcos; Trai to consider floor pricing of tariffsAll about government's plan for BSNL-MTNL merger
    Huawei showcases 5G technology to top government officialConsumer privacy influencing product rollouts: FacebookCommunications key to socio-economic activity: Narendra ModiDoT allots Airtel, Jio, Voda Idea 5G spectrum to showcase use cases
    DoT’s 5G road map yet to happen even as it misses deadlineHuawei 5G backdoor entry unproven
    Huawei 5G backdoor entry unproven
    25 Sep 2019 11:37 PM IST
    Telecom infra expansion lags with bearish foreign lendersHuawei makes sizeable 5G progress, bags 60 contracts: Ken Hu
    Lower portability fee may help telcosLack of 4G spectrum hits BSNL competitivenessBSNL to cut it workforce by half on voluntary basis after govt's approvalTelcos should share active infra: Trai
    Smart poles for Internet access, EV charging to soon become a reality in Bhopal: Tarun PithodeOnly trying to fine-tune broadcast framework: TRAI Chairman RS SharmaPMO clears BSNL- MTNL revival, merger off the table
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