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    NCLT adjourns Reliance Communications and Reliance Telecom case to August 19

    According to legal sources, the telecom regulator has filed an application for RCom and Reliance Telecom seeking that provision be made in resolution plan that post paid subscribers get back their unspent money and deposits . Axis Bank also raised a question on its guarantees but both these matters will be heard on August 19 by NCLT.

    Vodafone Idea pays up April-June license fees, SUC dues after initial delay

    Government officials said a further delay in payment could have led to the DoT invoking bank guarantees, as per rules — something the cash-strapped telco cannot afford to take. "The payments have started coming in for the circles and the telco did not have much choice, because further delays would have led to invoking of bank guarantees," said a senior government official.

    TDSAT rejects Trai view that Jio not the trigger for blocking rivals' premium plans

    In its ruling, TDSAT had said that Trai has started the probe after getting a complaint from Jio, but the regulator said it had started enquiries into the two plans on July 6 itself, and not after Jio’s letter of July 8.

    The little-known Delhi firm behind the Rs 16,000-crore bid for Anil Ambani's telecom assets

    Amid rising speculations around RCom's final fate, UVARCL has generated a lot of interest in industry and media circles.

    No respite for Vodafone Idea amid vendor trouble, nearly 1,500 more laid off

    Nokia and Ericsson that had letters of credit from banks against previous orders, are again asking for similar guarantees from banks for new orders, the sources said. And that appears to be a difficult task. The carrier told the Supreme Court recently that no bank was willing to provide any guarantees, given its debt — 112,520 crore at March end.

    Trai gives Airtel, Vodafone Idea time till August 10 on priority plan queries

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India source said that both the companies have been given time till August 10 to file their responses. The regulator had sent nearly two dozen questions to Airtel and Vodafone Idea over the contentious premium plans on Friday evening (July 31), and had asked them to explain their stand on August 4, backed by data and presentations.

    Telecom regulator questions Voda-Idea, Airtel's previous stance on differential data speeds

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), in is latest letters, dated July 31, has asked VIL and Airtel why RedX and Platinum were not flagged as “new types of services”, which would have prompted the regulator to examine them under a different lens before approving their launch in the market.

    Resolution plan: NCLT to take call on Reliance Communications' assets on Wednesday

    The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will decide on August 5 if UV Asset Resolution Co Ltd (UVARCL) and Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) are the buyers of RCom’s assets . The two firms have been overwhelmingly voted in favour of the resolution plans submitted by UVARCL and Jio by RCom’s lenders .

    Reliance Comm liable to pay SSTL AGR dues, DoT identifies combined liability worth more than Rs 25k cr

    ​​In February 2019, RCom filed for insolvency. Under the proceedings, the DoT has claimed nearly Rs 30,000 crore in dues from RCom, of which over Rs 21,000 crore has been verified by the resolution professional.

    Expect a supportive policy framework, ecosystem to bring in new tech: COAI DG

    Indian telecom sector is the second largest growing market globally after China with a huge subscriber base of over 120 crore serving them with the cheapest tariffs in the world, says COAI's newly-appointed Director General S P Kochhar.

    Trai sends further queries to Voda idea, Airtel on premium plans

    Trai sends further queries to Voda idea, Airtel on premium plans

    Another source said that Bharti Airtel has been asked over two dozen questions, including if limits for data speeds have been set for platinum and non-platinum users, and about the levels of throughput for platinum users.

    Reliance Jio Infocomm to deploy its own voice over new radio (VoNR) technology on 5G

    Reliance Jio Infocomm to deploy its own voice over new radio (VoNR) technology on 5G

    The telco has already developed its own technology which powers its voice over LTE (VoLTE) services nationally and handles more than 10 billion minutes of calls on a daily basis. Kiran Thomas, president at Reliance Industries (RIL), Jio’s parent, said that VoNR is backward compatible and will work on 4G as well.

    Telecom secy asks industry to rise to challenge of strengthening rural connectivity

    Telecom secy asks industry to rise to challenge of strengthening rural connectivity

    Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said India needs to prepare, invest and be ready for reaping the benefits of 5G technology opportunities and applications across sectors including including health, education, agriculture, disaster management, industry, and commerce.

    Sunil Bharti Mittal calls for review of high levies, taxes on telecom sector

    Sunil Bharti Mittal calls for review of high levies, taxes on telecom sector

    Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel, has called upon the government to review the high taxes levied upon the telecom sector. The industry leader has asked the government to ensure that the sector aids in growth and development but not at its own cost.

    Major efforts needed to meet new telecom policy goals: DoT Secy Anshu Prakash

    Major efforts needed to meet new telecom policy goals: DoT Secy Anshu Prakash

    Prakash siad that we must also prepare to reap the benefits of 5G technology applications across all sectors including health, education, agriculture, disaster management, industry, commerce, etc. “Enhancement of our capabilities and capacities in the core ICT sector must be a focus area,” he added.

    Telecom sector needs to focus on security and self reliance: PM Narendra Modi

    Telecom sector needs to focus on security and self reliance: PM Narendra Modi

    “Now that our digital connectivity ecosystem has scaled many peaks, it is now time to focus on self- reliance and security,” Modi said in a written message which was read out by COAI DG, Lt General SP Kochhar. Modi’s message came at an industry webinar marking 25 years of the industry.

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