SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
Jio, Airtel call on govt to cut 5G spectrum price
Telecom giants have urged the government to take steps to ensure spectrum is continuously available to the industry.
Relief for sector: Telcos may get 2-year holiday on spectrum payments
A two-year holiday on payment of spectrum dues totaling over Rs 40,000 ...
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 o...
Jio calls for lower 5G spectrum base price
Trai has priced the airwaves at around Rs 50,000 crore for 100 Mhz of pan India 5G spectrum, Rs492 crore per MHz of airwaves in the 3300-3600 Mhz band.
Vodafone Idea may pay part of AGR dues to stay afloat
Besides pleas for relief at Supreme Court, telco wants to show its intent to honour payment obligations.
Non-telcos to file review against AGR ruling: Solicitor General
Legal experts said though none of the PSUs were party to the case, which was fought between the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and telecom companies, they could file review petitions since they were affected by a wider interpretation of the ruling.
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 Bharti's and VIL's 'exorbitant' voice tariffs for their 2G customers as a problem. Missed call behaviour is real and does result in Jio being a net IUC payer.
ET View: Promptly review levies, charges and the high extent of revenue share in Indian telecom
The levies, charges and mounting dues would essentially financially cripple and may even bankrupt the leading service providers, and have wholly-avoidable negative effects and signals much beyond the telecom sector itself. The Cabinet needs to purposefully rationalise central levies and charges on telecom operators for the greater national good.
Telecom dues: Curative petitions rarely admitted, say analysts
The top court dismissed review petitions filed by telcos against its October 24, 2019 order that asked for inclusion of non-telecom revenues for calculating AGR. Dues, which total to Rs 1.47 lakh crore for 15 telecom companies including Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), as per the October order, have to be paid by January 23.
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'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.
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.
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.
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