Why govt should opt for public-private partnership to uplift telecom sector
There are only three big players left in the field, so Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea need to be able to compete with each other and with the more recent entrant, Reliance Jio. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is designed more to help consumers than to play a groundsman who smoothens the turf. It is for the government to think smartly.
AGR payment: Telecom companies to wait for SC decision
Vodafone Idea informs DoT it won't make part payment today, Airtel may follow suit.
Paytm moves against fraudsters, files FIR
Paytm has also filed a first-information report (FIR) with Noida police’s cyber wing against the 3,...
Five non-telecom PSUs seek clarity from SC on AGR order
Non-telecom public sector units GAIL India, Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL), Oil India (OIL) and two others are filing separate applications in the Supreme Court for clarification on applicability of its October 24 order on payment of licence fee dues.
Share market update: Telecom shares advance; Vodafone Idea surges 7%
The S&P BSE Telecom index was trading 1.07 per cent up at 1222.34 .
TRAI extends deadline for comments on tariff offers paper
This is the second extension sought by the stakeholders for commenting on the paper which was originally supposed to close on 26 December 2019.
View: A $21 billion telecom war comes down to just $2
New Delhi wants nearly $21 billion in back license fees and spectrum usage charges, including penalties, interest.
DoT seeking Rs 3 lakh crore from GAIL, other non-telecom PSUs result of communication gap: Dharmendra Pradhan
The government's demand from such companies increased many times more than their net worth and the Centre asked them to go to the Supreme Court against such dues. While Oil India Ltd filed a clarificatory/ modificatory petition on Wednesday, GAIL approached the apex court on Thursday.
Share market update: Telecom shares down; Tejas Network slumps 7%
The S&P BSE Telecom index was trading 0.65 per cent down at 1198.60.
Bharti Airtel regulatory head Ravi Gandhi quits
"Ravi Gandhi has resigned from Bharti Airtel and will continue to work with the company till March. He has expressed interest to pursue career outside the company," a person privy to the development said.
Two-player telecom market would be too risky in India: Trai officials
A two-private player duopoly in the telecom market would be too risky in India, especially for the consumers, senior officials at the sectoral watchdog said.
Telecom companies seek modification in AGR ruling, move SC
The ‘modification’ applications were filed on Monday after the Supreme Court last week rejected the pleas of the three phone companies to review the October 24 verdict that widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR).
DoT orders no coercive action on defaulting Airtel, Voda-Idea; Pradhan says non-telcos not liable
"The Director of Licensing Finance Policy Wing has issued direction that concerned departments should not take any coercive action against the licensees in case they fail to comply with the Supreme Court order, until further orders," an official source told PTI.
AGR dues: Reliance Jio meets Supreme Court deadline, Airtel seeks time
The Mukesh Ambani led telco’s dues are a fraction of what its rivals - Vod Idea and Airtel - have to pay.
SC to hear plea of telecom service providers seeking time to pay AGR dues
Supreme Court to hear the plea of telecom service providers seeking time to pay AGR dues amounting to Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Govt.SC to h...
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