SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
Trai mandates minimum call ringer duration of 30 seconds
The ring duration issue is at the heart of interconnect usage charges spat between older carriers and Jio.
Telecom consumer body seeks removal of IUC on mobile calls
Trai had proposed to move from the current IUC regime to the BAK (bill and keep) r...
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 i...
SC agrees to hear telecos plea seeking time to pay AGR dues
DoT may be open to negotiations if telcos pay part of their dues by Thursday.
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).
How will Jio's '6 paise/min' move play out?
Last week Reliance Jio announced 6 paise per minute charge for voice calls to rival networks.
Mukesh Ambani advises fellow telecom billionaires how to raise money
Airtel can easily raise Rs 40,000 crore by selling assets, while Voda Idea has no dearth of funds, he said.
Jio's move to recover IUC from voice calls to boost operating income of Big 3 telcos: IIFL
The IIFL Institutional Equities estimates an Ebitda upside of 10% , 50% and 8% for Jio, Vodafone Idea and Airtel respectively in FY21, if the telecom regulator keeps interconnect usage charges at 6 paise per minute till FY21 at least.
Jio's Mathew Oommen says IUC concept outdated
"The concept of points of interconnect and interconnection are related to 2G, its outdated," said Mathew Oommen, president, Jio.
DoT may cut upfront payment for spectrum auction, usage charges
DoT officials admit that the government is unlikely to reduce the base prices of 5G spectrum for the next auctions, given regulator’s repeated views sticking to its rates.
Budget should give clarity in levies for telecom industry: ICRA
The industry has been demanding a reduction in the overall charges paid by the operators mainly licence fee and spectrum usage charges, ICRA said in a pre-budget expectation note on Monday.
ITU to debate telcos' usage of 5G band
ISRO has backed a proposal from the telecom department to slash transmission capability of mobile base stations operating in the 26 GHz spectrum band. ISRO wants zero interference from 5G mobile networks using the same airwaves in future.
Jio IUC charge lifts outlook for RIL, Airtel, Voda Idea: All 3 stocks jump
Reacting on the development, Bharti Airtel shares traded 3.56 per cent higher at Rs 372.
Deferred spectrum payments won’t solve debt issues of telcos: Analysts
The move, which will give over Rs 42,000 crore of relief to the telcos, may not be enough to address the debt concerns of the troubled telcos and ‘much more was needed’ from the government, primarily on adjusted gross revenue (AGR), which may boost stock prices if interest and penalties were waived, according to analysts.
Lenders hope government steps in to prevent AGR from becoming Voda Idea's breaking point
Banks have no liability to telecom companies linked to the AGR order because these do not form a part of the guarantees they have given. However, any cash outflow due to these payments could severely dent debtheavy service providers such as Vodafone Idea.
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