Some experts are of the view that India should not appeal against the arbitration award as it would send a positive signal to foreign investors and close the vexed Vodafone retrospective tax issue that has dogged successive governments since 2012.
“Jio’s aggressive push toward home broadband may pose only a limited threat to Bharti, given the segment’s single-digit contribution to the latter’s consolidated numbers,” Motilal Oswal said in a note.
"The hiring for the three telcos will be almost negligible for the next one year. Recruitment in the senior segment is happening in profiles like head for B2C, digital head, or someone responsible for bringing in automation across the company," said Navnit Singh, managing director, India, for search firm Korn Ferry.
Global 4G population coverage will be over 80% at the end of 2020 and is forecast to reach about 95% in 2026. 4G networks are also evolving to deliver increased network capacity and faster data speeds.
Nokia's network infrastructure will also offer Airtel Kenya the option to smoothly transition to 5G when necessary. The upgraded network will deliver enhanced connectivity to customers of Airtel Kenya and access to new, high-speed data services.
In his first ever interaction with the media, the London-based son of Bharti Enterprises chairman Sunil Mittal told ET’s Kalyan Parbat that OneWeb is open to entering the Indian market either directly or via a commercial partnership, including a possible joint venture (JV).
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialised body for information and communication technologies or ICTs. The latest move holds significance as one of the technologies evaluated, underlines India's contribution on 5G radio interface specification.
Unlike previous generation technologies, 5G is expected to embrace and support specialised use cases in sectors like manufacturing, energy, utilities, healthcare, pharmaceutical, transportation and logistics.
Noting that the telecom sector is the connectivity backbone for the country and its businesses, Vittal stressed on the importance of infrastructure, affordable spectrum and stable, long-term policies, terming them critical enablers for Digital India.
“All fixed-to-mobile calls will be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from January 15, 2021, and there will be no change in the dialing plan from fixed-to-fixed, mobile-to-fixed and mobile-to-mobile calls,: the ministry said in an official statement.
"Another expectation is that we should also try to attract the component ecosystem under this scheme to not just support the core telecom sector but can cover industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things). We want to deliver everything for Indian telcos' needs from India," Bansal said.
The gap between Airtel and Jio on incremental RMS has more than halved in the September quarter, said sector experts, analysing latest telco financial numbers put out by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).