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    Vodafone arbitration award issue discussed with PM Modi; final decision likely at another meeting soon

    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.

    Nokia, Ericsson want PLI scheme to cover past investment too

    The European telecom gear vendors also want India to focus on bringing the component ecosystem under the new scheme, which aims at giving sops of nearly Rs 12,200 crore.

    Vodafone Idea likely to lose up to 70 million subscribers over next year: Fitch

    “We expect Bharti and Jio to increase their combined revenue market share to 80% (it was around 74% by September) in the next 12-18 months,” Fitch Ratings said on Monday.

    Jio's home broadband push only a limited threat to Airtel: Motilal Oswal

    “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.

    Telcos' hiring to stay muted for around a year: Experts

    "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.

    5G connection to reach 3.5 billion globally, 350 million in India by 2026: Report

    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.

    Airtel, Nokia announce three-year tie up for 5G network in Kenya

    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.

    OneWeb on track to securing all key approvals: Mittal

    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).

    ITU completes evaluation of 3 new 5G-related technologies, including submission by TSDSI

    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.

    5G prospects compelling for India; affordable spectrum can spur growth: Qualcomm

    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.

    VIL signs up partners in learning, health space for digital proposition to customers

    VIL signs up partners in learning, health space for digital proposition to customers

    VIL's strategic partnerships with players in the areas of learning and upskilling, health and wellness, and business would enable it to offer benefits and additional proposition to customers

    Full leverage of 5G to emerge from ecosystem of devices, networks, services: Gopal Vittal

    Full leverage of 5G to emerge from ecosystem of devices, networks, services: Gopal Vittal

    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.

    Prefix '0' for all landline-to-mobile calls from Jan 15: Ministry of Communications

    Prefix '0' for all landline-to-mobile calls from Jan 15: Ministry of Communications

    “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.

    India needs to go straight into commercial deployment of 5G, says Ericsson India head

    India needs to go straight into commercial deployment of 5G, says Ericsson India head

    "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.

    SC adjourns OTSC hearing to next week

    SC adjourns OTSC hearing to next week

    If the ruling is in favour of the telcos, then it can reduce their liability by more than 60% of the Rs 25,000 crore amount being demanded by the telecom department.

    Airtel narrows incremental RMS gap with Jio: Analysts

    Airtel narrows incremental RMS gap with Jio: Analysts

    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).

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