SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
Data usage per smartphone in India set to double by 2024: Ericsson report
The Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2019 edition, claimed that Indian smartphone users are willing to pay more than 66 per cent premium for futuristic 5G services.
Airtel urges Trai to postpone scrapping of IUC
“The (London-based) GSMA too has predicted that 12-13% of customers will continue to use 2G ha...
Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress in telecom sector
While the terms of reference of the panel do not ...
Jio retains lead over older telcos on AGR
Jio’s adjusted gross revenue (AGR) climbed 14.63% on-quarter to Rs 9,482.31 crore at the end of December.
Airtel eyes no. 2 spot by revenue market share
Airtel believes that the revamped digital strategy will add customers and drive up data consumption.
Broadband India Forum backs Jio, asks Trai to implement 'zero termination charge’ regime from 2020
BIF’s views are in conflict with Airtel, which has urged Trai to postpone the scrapping of IUC by at least 3 years from the January deadline, on grounds that traffic symmetry between networks had not been achieved.
5G spectrum auction quantum inadequate, costly: BFI
Broadband India Forum President T V Ramachandran said the unsold mobile spectrum has cost India Rs 5.4 lakh crore in economic loss since 2010.
Jio charges for voice calls for IUC, rival telcos may wait till Jan 2020
In an unexpected decision, Reliance Jio mobile services are no longer completely free as the company will now charge 6 paise/minute from its customers for outgoing calls to other network operators to recover the Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC).
Telcos seek auction of 26GHz, 28GHz bands for 5G usage
The COAI said India must emulate the US, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, who have already auctioned 28 GHz spectrum and started deployments without waiting for ITU to identify the band.
TDSAT ruling on OTSC gives big relief to telcos; but DoT challenges it in SC
The ruling is widely believed to have the potential to reduce the sector’s liability by more than 60% of the Rs 25,000 crore amount being demanded by the DoT overall.
Banned from the US, Huawei bets it can find customers in India
Huawei continues to invest in India, working with the government to counter US allegations that its equipment could be used to help China’s government spy on countries. It has been blocked from selling its equipment in the US and some other markets.
Budget 2019: Govt budgets Rs 41,520 crore, up 5.8% on year, in FY20 from telecom sector
The government earns revenue in the form of mainly licence fees and spectrum usage charges (SUC) from telecom operators, which is calculated based on the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of telcos.
Confident of finalising IUC views before Jan 1 deadline, says Trai Chairman
Trai on September 18, had invited public views to its consultation paper to re-examine the original January 1, 2020 deadline for IUC.
Bharti Airtel bats for 5G phones under Rs 21k to drive broadband usage
5G smartphones are now priced around $1,000 (Rs 71,000) globally, which needs to drop to a maximum $300.
Govt asserts subsidy for EVs only for commercial vehicles, not personal usage
Under the Rs 10,000-crore FAME scheme, subsidy on EVs are given to three- and four-wheelers.
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