Airtel’s AGR burden likely to get heavier
The department of telecom is set to hold Bharti Airtel liable for some dues of Videocon tele and Aircel.
GAIL, Oil India & Power Grid caught off guard on AGR dues
Power Grid’s telecom revenue increased by 9.3 per cent year-on-year to Rs 663.3 cro...
ICRA maintains negative year-end outlook for telecom industry
The Oct 24 order by the top court on AGR has added to the woes of already distr...
India must have at least 3 private telcos, says Sunil Mittal
Sunil Mittal has termed the situation as 'dire' and seeks help from telcos, regulators and the apex court.
Don’t delay AGR dues, clear doubts by December 13, government warns telecom companies
Govt puts the total dues at Rs 1.47 lakh crore. Industry thinks it could go up to Rs 2.28 lakh crore.
Order on AGR applies to all telecom licensees: Ravi Shankar Prasad
“While most of the licensees of DoT were not direct party to the dispute, the ratio of the judgement will be applicable on all the licensees,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad, answering a question in the Lok Sabha. This implies that companies with even minor telecom businesses may have to pay dues based on their entire revenue with retrospective effect.
Bharti Airtel to gain at cost of Vodafone Idea, say brokerages
The two firms have been lobbying together with the government for relief on payment of the statutory liabilities.
Reliance Jio may have to bear some of RCom’s AGR dues
Jio's dues will need to pay will include those on RCom’s spectrum that was part of the 2016 trading deal.
Bharti Airtel shares slip on rating concerns
The liabilities in the case of Bharti Airtel add up to nearly Rs 35,586 crore.
Voda Idea AGR dues could rise further
Voda Idea has pegged its additional AGR liability at Rs 44,200 cr; dues that need to be paid in under 3 months.
Crisis in the telecom sector casts shadow over 5G spectrum auction
Ernst & Young has estimated that it would cost $100 billion or so to launch 5G in India.
DoT seeks legal view on AGR impact for non-telecom players
Lawyers say that several companies — including GAIL, Power Grid Corporation, Delhi Metro, RailTel, among others — that are non-telcos but hold telecom licences to provide a range of offering such as internet services, national and international long-distance services and VSAT services, could fall under the DoT’s wider licence fee ambit
Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea move SC, seek review of certain directions on AGR
The telcos have sought a limited review of the October 24 ruling, and haven’t challenged the entire SC order.
Care downgrades rating on Vodafone Idea's long-term bank facilities, NCDs
The downgrade is on account of significant erosion in the overall risk profile of the company.
ET Explains: The state of the fiscal in first six months
Things look grimmer after Moody's changed the outlook on India from 'stable' to 'negative'.
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