SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
SC gives DoT a boost in RCom one time spectrum fee case
“Currently, SC has granted an interim stay of TDSAT judgement. It is subject to the outcome of full and final hearing of all the operators,” said an RCom official.
Jio's move of passing IUC charges to customers puzzling: Kotak report
Besides the report said, we are not sure why Jio continues to highlight...
ET View: Promptly review levies, charges and the high extent of revenue share in Indian telecom
The levies, charges and mounting dues would e...
Airtel, Voda Idea cut ringer timing to 25 seconds to match Jio
Bharti Airtel & Vodafone Idea have alleged that Jio had cut ringing time to manipulate the IUC regime.
Jio says other telcos levying hidden charges on customers
Reliance Jio President for network, global strategy and service development Mathew Oommen told that telecom operators need to build an all IP network for transitioning to 5G and not invest in old technologies like 2G.
Jio's move to charge for calls positive for sector: UBS
CLSA said Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will likely keep tariffs unchanged and focus more on gaining 4G subscribers.
Reliance Jio announces new tariff plans for JioPhone users
The company, which had earlier issued special plans for smartphone users, has come out with four new monthly plans in the range of Rs 75 to 185 with 500 minutes of talk time for calls made to other networks.
Panchayats, local bodies to decide water charges
The Centre has decided that it will not prescribe a price structure for water usage under its flagship scheme to state governments.
Jio, Vodafone Idea, Airtel pay government over Rs 4500 crore in spectrum dues
The sparring telcos -- some of which are reeling under acute financial stress and are seeking immediate relief measures -- have made the payment towards deferred spectrum liability which fell due on October 21.
A small charge on subscribers, one giant leap in Jio’s earnings
Jio insiders though expect the company to turn a net zero-IUC payer in this quarter itself ending December.
Jio move to charge for voice calls to help ARPU recovery: Ratings agencies
India Ratings & Research, a Fitch Group company, estimates Jio’s IUC recovery move will improve its ARPU by about Rs 9 (per month), although brokerage Kotak pegs sharper growth at Rs 15 per user per month.
Jio faces customer rage on Twitter over move to charge voice calls
On Thursday, a day after Mukesh Ambani-led Jio announced the fee, some of its customers took to Twitter to say they would port out to other telecom carriers, while others mocked the new plans.
Airtel urges Trai to postpone scrapping of IUC
“The (London-based) GSMA too has predicted that 12-13% of customers will continue to use 2G handsets till 2025,” Airtel said in its submissions to the Trai, which had sought comments on a proposal to defer the introduction of a zero IUC regime.
Data usage per smartphone in India set to double by 2024: Ericsson report
The Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2019 edition, claimed that Indian smartphone users are willing to pay more than 66 per cent premium for futuristic 5G services.
Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress in telecom sector
While the terms of reference of the panel do not explicitly mention the SC ruling of October 24, it has been asked to look at suggestions for deferring of payments for spectrum as well as re-look at the obligation to fund a universal service fund.
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