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Trai issues spectrum sharing paper
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has sought public consultation on whether the incremental spectrum usage charge (SUC), in case of spectrum sharing, must be applicable only to shared bands.
SC questions spectrum sale by ailing telcos, asks govt how it plans to recover AGR dues
The observations that came Monday could potentially...
Telecom department forecasts 70 per cent shortfall in revenues from communications
Govt won’t get payments from spectrum auctioned earlier be...
Charge incremental SUC only on shared airwaves: Telcos to Trai
Carriers also urged the authorities to look at the necessity of the SUC charge itself, given that airwaves are bought in auctions, by paying market prices.
Government not expecting substantial gain from AGR dues in 2020-21
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who provisioned Rs 1.3 lakh crore in receipts from telecom licence fee and spectrum usage charge for the next financial year, said the government is looking to address dispute over what revenues should be taken for calculating dues in a more comprehensive manner.
Government considering stress fund for distressed telcos
Pushed by all 3 telcos, Trai started a consultation process on the need to set a floor for tariffs.
DoT ponders over Vodafone Idea 'spectrum as guarantee' offer
The rule currently is to accept a bank guarantee, but the department is aware that not accepting anything else — such as spectrum — could well push Vodafone Idea into bankruptcy, threatening mobile phone connections of some 300 million plus customers and thousands of jobs.
Voda Idea pays Rs 1,367 cr to govt towards licence fee, spectrum charges for Jan-Mar qtr
Sources said that the telecom department has received the payment made by Vodafone Idea, and added that other operators had made their payments earlier
Setback for Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel as Supreme Court dismisses AGR review petitions
The Supreme Court has rejected Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airteland Tata Teleservices plea to review its October 24 verdict widening the definiti...
Strapped govt to fast-track ₹4 Lakh crore of 4G spectrum sale
Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s top two telcos, have been pushing for an early 4G spectrum sale given the surge in demand for data and voice services, and to buy back airwaves in circles where their permits are expiring next year.
Solution for licence fee, spectrum usage charge issue may lie outside budget
The telecom industry had sought “strategic intervention to enhance financial viability” of the sector .
New tariff plan is not a new service: Vodafone Idea Ltd counters Trai on priority offering
VIL has countered Trai's contention that the RedX plan, which commits higher speeds, should have been informed separately so different aspects could have been examined before such service was launched. "It is not a new service and the service remains same... A new tariff plan is not a new service," VIL said
Notices to telcos likely this month: AGR dues may rise 10%, delay spectrum sale
DoT updating figures to reflect tweaks to AGR definition after Supreme Court order.
Vodafone Idea MD Ravinder Takkar rejects Mukesh Ambani’s call for 2G free India
The Vodafone Idea (VIL) MD’s views came less than a fortnight after Ambani had urged telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to speed up policy measures to ensure a quick end of 2G in India. If accepted by the government, the move could hit Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel, who together have around 300 million 2G users critical to their revenue streams.
Sajjan Jindal asks Govt to ensure Voda Idea survives, warns consumers will suffer in a duopoly
“The government must in some way facilitate the survival of Vodafone Idea as a third competitor …consumers will be at a disadvantage with only two players left in the game if VIL were to close down,” Jindal tweeted Friday. He marked the Prime Minister's Office and the finance ministry in his tweet.