SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
Ericsson stresses early bird 5G advantage
India Insights Asia-Pac CTO urges India to expedite commercial trials to help build user cases.
Telecom AGR dips 4.5% in Q2
The telecom industry recorded a 4.56% quarter-on-quarter fall in adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in July-September 2...
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite with M-Pen comes to India at Rs 21,990
The tablet is backed by a 7,500mAh battery and comes company's QuickCharge tec...
DoT likely to seek law ministry opinion on a flat spectrum usage charge levy
The auction of both 4G and 5G airwaves is slated for 2019. This means DoT could be revisiting the contentious issue of levying a flat SUC.
India telcos reiterate demand for lower spectrum pricing
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had proposed a sale of 20 MHz blocks of 5G spectrum in the 3,300-3,600 MHz band at a price of Rs 492 crore per unit.
Telecom sector demands tax rationalisation, line of credit
The telecom players sought the government’s support to lessen the regulatory levies including the reduction of Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) charge to 3%, and reduction of license fee from 3% to 1%, as a part of their pre-budget 2020-21 demand.
Telecom industry urges government to facilitate funding at lower interest rates; seeks reduction in levies
According to a senior government official, most demands made were on similar lines as before, including reduction in Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) levy and licence fees. The official added that one of the recommendations was related to input line credit.
Supreme Court blames Jio for RCom spectrum sale failure
Meetings between the three parties did not break the stalemate and RCom in many court hearings blamed DoT for creating barriers in its asset sale
Airtel, Voda-Idea users can get better 4G services as telcos refarm 2G/3G spectrum
ICICI Securities estimates Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will have 28% and 33.1% more 4G carriers respectively than Jio after refarming their 2G/3G airwaves.
Costs making it difficult for EV to make a good value proposition: Maruti
India's top carmaker is grappling with the twin challenges of impassive customer & uncertain business model.
Voda Idea may need more funding by 2Q FY21 to plug Rs 7,600 Cr gap: Analysts
The beleaguered telco would require a bunch of positives to avoid another equity infusion, starting with a steep recovery in its ARPU.
SC dismisses DoT's plea on RCom spectrum case
The SC's verdict comes on the back of a bitter war fought between RCom, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Jio.
Telcos may steer clear of Rcom spectrum to avoid clash with DoT
Telcos may steer clear of buying RCom’s airwaves – even if put to sale – to avoid clashes with the DoT.
No proposal before TRAI to amend interconnection usage charges
Sinha said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regularly assesses the tariff and IUC and an exercise on this was carried out a few months ago.
DoT asks Aircel to return spectrum as arrears unpaid
NCLT was hearing Aircel’s plea for an injunction against DoT’s application that the telco’s spectrum be withdrawn due to non-payment of dues.
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