INDIA MOBILE TOWERS
Glitch in DoT online clearance may hit installation of 50,000 towers
Staff availability issues because of back-to-back lock downs have compounded the problem. This comes at a time when carriers are trying to boost network capacities to meet a surge in data demand as millions are working from home amid the coronavirus crisis.
YouTube to take down content that links Covid-19 to 5G technology, says it's capable of misleading viewers in “harmful ways”
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My Taxi India furnishes vehicles with PPE kits, curtains for safety of drivers, passengers
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Increased mobility in Tamil Nadu in lockdown 3.0, says IIT study
These reports, which track lockdown violations and mass movements in the state, shared from March 22 with the state government officials, show how lockdown 3.0 is witnessing increased mobility, particularly in Chennai, especially during weekends.
Tower companies urge DoT to intervene in clearing dues from BSNL
The group of eight infrastructure firm under the aegis of industry body Tower & Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has written to BSNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar on Thursday, seeking clearance of dues as they are facing problem in paying for electricity, diesel, batteries procurement, etc for maintaining the telecom PSU's network which led to service outage in several areas.
TAIPA says industry needs clarity on resuming construction, installation of new telecom towers
Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) Director-General T R Dua said that during the lockdown period so far, telecom tower-related work was primarily focused on operation and maintenance activities and carrying out essential repairs and upgrades.
'Essentials tag' call divides handset makers, retailers
Sharp differences have emerged within handset makers and retailers over the treatment of devices during the lockdown.
Resumption of mobile phone production depends on state govts: ICEA
India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo said that the two-week lockdown extension notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) appropriately undertakes significant measures whereby economic and manufacturing activities have been reopened in a calibrated manner.
Social media rhetoric against Chinese goods may be a nonstarter
Consumers will continue to pick up cheap Chinese products, especially at the time of a squeeze.
Covid lockdown: HDFC Bank deploys Mobile ATMs across India
The mobile van carrying the ATM piloted in Mumbai & Noida, with plans to extend the service to the rest of the country shortly. The locations for deployment are being identified in consultation with local municipal authorities in respective cities, the bank said.
Handset retailers’ earnings hit as mobile brands erase sales incentive
While the removal of sales targets would offer some relief to beleaguered retailers who are facing a near washout in sales due to Covid-induced restrictions, this also means the brands have done away with the incentives they used to offer on meeting such sales targets, say industry players.
CCI approves combination between BP Global Investments, Reliance BP Mobility
Subsequently, the proposed transaction would involve acquisition of an aggregate 49 per cent of the fully diluted paid-up equity share capital and voting rights in and of RBPML by BP Global, it added.
Coronavirus lockdown: Retail outlets stay shut despite MHA relaxation
States such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have clearly specified no shops or industrial activities will be allowed till the lockdown ends.
Indian Oil bets on hydrogen vehicle for self-reliant future mobility
Indian Oil, the nation’s largest refiner and fossil fuel retailer, wants to keep itself relevant to motorists in future should vehicles shift away from polluting fossil fuels under the combined pressure of climate change obligations and technological innovations. Fuel cell vehicles carry a hydrogen tank and produce their own electricity, unlike other electric vehicles.
Indian telcos' mobile growth weakens on coronavirus; remains robust: Fitch
FY20 (April 2019 to March 2020) fiscal EBITDA growth for the telecom industry is estimated at 25 per cent.
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