Netflix, Amazon Prime are latest weapons in India’s telecom war
On Tuesday, Jio launched a new Rs 399 plan for users who opt for monthly billing instead of pay-as-you-go packs. Besides 75 gigabytes of data, customers would get access to Netflix on a mobile device and one-year subscription to two over-the-top applications and access to Jio’s movie and songs library.
Trai chief calls for creating shareable telecom infra in buildings
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AGR clarity may lead to more investment in telecom sector: Anshu Prakash
"I am happy that the AGR issue is now settled. In this certainty, the court orders are very clear that telcos know very well what is to be paid and the timeframe. And the government is also clear. We are hopeful that this clarity, this finality, this closure of the issue will now lead to more investments in the telecom sector," telecom secretary Anshu Prakash said at the ETTelecom Digital Telco Virtual Summit 2020.
Telecom bankruptcies worth $6 billion left hanging as ministries argue over airwaves
Any uncertainty about lenders’ rights over the key assets of operators could also discourage lending or bank guarantees to Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Vodafone Idea Ltd.
COAI: Non-regulation of OTT players will put telecom firms at disadvantage
COAI's comments come on the back of sector regulator's recommendations that there was no need to regulate OTT players, for now, saying this isn’t the right time to come up with any comprehensive regulatory framework on this score. "We are of the view that these OTT services are substitutable to the services provided by the TSPs and hence a case of non-level playing field exists," COAI added.
Telecom infra providers see revenue potential of Rs21,500 Cr-Rs31,000 Cr over 3 yrs
The report added that between 2007-2020, the number of towers have grown over two folds at an annual growth rate of 7.1% to reach 606,300.
Broadband services to reach in all villages by 2022: MoS Telecom, IT Sanjay Dhotre
The national mission aims to accelerate the growth of digital infrastructure, bridge the digital divide, and provide affordable and universal access of broadband to 1.3 billion Indians.
Telecom sector AGR for Q4FY20 up 10% vs Q3: Trai data
Overall sectoral minutes of consumption rose, with the all-India average minutes of usage (MoU) per subscriber per month from wireless services rising 5.34% sequentially to 750 in the quarter ended March.
Telecom regulator TRAI cannot treat over-the-top apps as telcos: Broadband body
“The argument that OTT services should be regulated under the same licensing regime that applies to TSPs (telecom service providers) is incorrect and erroneously overlooks the vast and critical differences between the two entities,” telecom policy think tank Broadband India Forum said .
Jio adds nearly 4.5 million subscribers in June; Airtel, Vi suffer customer losses: Trai
Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi), however, lost 1.12 million and 4.82 million customers respectively in June, in the aftermath of the December 2019 hikes and post-lockdown pangs as many feature phone users with prepaid connections gave up mobile connections as they were unable to recharge.
Telecom ministry accounts officers seek merger with Indian Audit and Account Services
The India Post and Telecommunication Accounts Finance Services (IP&TAFS) officers are selected through civil services exam conducted by UPSC.
Network gear sourcing under amended general financial rules, says Sanjay Dhotre
In response to a question that if the telecom ministry plans to allow the use of Chinese equipment for 5G, Dhotre said 5G technology in telecom networks has not yet started.“The focus is currently on trials of India-specific 5G applications and use cases,” Dhotre said.
Peers back Paytm in fight against telcos, Trai over financial frauds
Homegrown digital payments providers have submitted a writ intervention appeal in the Delhi High Court to become party in a case by Paytm’s parent One97 Communications against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and telcos for failing to provide adequate safeguards to curb frauds.
Trai asks DoT to create, maintain list of permissible/prohibited traffic management practices
The new set of recommendations come over two years after Trai recommended net neutrality rules that backed an open Internet. It had suggested having a mechanism for reasonable Internet traffic management to ensure quality of services while preserving security of networks and providing for emergency services.