SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
Telecom spectrum auction to be held this year: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Taking charge of his new ministry, Prasad said that amongst his priorities will be revival of state-owned MTNL and BSNL.
DoT may auction 4G, 5G spectrum by October
The auction is expected to be India’s largest so far, with 8,293.95 MHz of airwaves at an estima...
Government mulls replacing multiple charges imposed on telecom companies with a single levy
The cos say levies account for over a third of re...
DoT to meet industry on January 6 on Budget-related issues; will 'support' cut in levies
A senior government official told that the Department of Telecom (DoT) will be "supportive" of the industry's demand for reduction in levies, both licence fee and Spectrum Usage Charges (SUC), and will formally communicate its Budget related suggestions to the finance ministry after holding a detailed consultation with the telecom players.
Telcos gear up for next war after price hikes, but need AGR sorted first
The focus now shifts to the quality of services. Delivering a genuine video-grade 4G experience with rich digital content to ensure true bang for the buck for India’s growing legion of data-hungry mobile users will hold the key, say experts.
NPCI cuts UPI usage fees to promote wider adoption
For UPI transactions up to ₹1,000, the charge has been cut to 10 paise from 25 paise
PSUs may move Supreme Court over Rs 3 lakh crore telecom dues
The total amount the DoT has sought from non-telecom companies as AGR dues stand at Rs 3.13 lakh crore.
SC dismisses DoT plea against TDSAT order in RCom spectrum sale case
A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Surya Kant said that there was no merit in the DoT plea against the TDSAT order.
Annual fee: Banks face Rs 18,000 crore levy
Take govt to court over GST charge, HC asks them to respond to notices
5G spectrum price should depend on companies’ buying power: DoT Additional Secy
Domestic rating agency Crisil pegs the overall debt of the sector at Rs 4.3 lakh crore as of March.
Government backs revocation Aircel spectrum for non-payment of dues: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Aircel has filed lawsuits seeking to restrain DoT from terminating the license and revoking the spectrum.
Spectrum cap eased, telcos get more time to pay for airwaves
Current government rules bar any merged entity from holding more than 25% of the spectrum allocated in a service area or circle, and over 50% in a particular band.
Ericsson 5G tesbed suspends work due to unavailability of spectrum
An Ericsson India spokesperson said that Ericsson expects the radiating spectrum to be made available soon when the company will restart 5G use case development again.
Tata Motors announces partnership with Tata Power to set up public EV charging infrastructure
This comes days after N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Motors announced that the company has plans of launching four electric cars for the retail customer.
Telecom companies want GST on spectrum, licence fees scrapped or refund of input credits
COAI plans to write to the DoT to explain how their burden will ease if payment of regulatory levies by telcos is exempted from GST, people familiar with the matter said.
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