SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGE
Rcom protests to DoT on discriminatory treatment on one-time spectrum charge
he Anil Ambani-owned telco has alleged that while bank guarantees were sought from it against 850 MHz spectrum, no such demand was made from Vodafone
DoT to invoke bank guarantees to recover RCom’s spectrum dues
The last day of payment of Rs 21 crore was March 13, which included a grace per...
Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT: Wireless headphones you need to charge only once a month
Audio quality of the Audio Technica SR30BT it at par with...
Telecom companies won’t get input tax credit refund: Sushil Modi
Demand for Rs 36,000 crore relief not considered, says convener of the GoM on Integrated GST. Telecom service providers have been urging the government to refund the input tax credit or adjust the amount against their statutory dues. They have sent several requests to the finance ministry. Adjustment of credit refund against the dues would've helped telcos.
5G adoption will be slow across Asia-Pacific: Moody's
Lack of demand and a clear business case for deployment are likely to slow adoption and rollout.
Panel for 5G seeks flexible conditions for trials
The official added that the panel has also suggested that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) look at awarding non-interfering radio waves for trials.
Bangladesh Cabinet clears deal with India for port usage
The decision is another step in improving the friendly relations between Bangladesh and India, Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam said.
Telecom regulator may suggest new spectrum bands for 5G services
In August 2018, the regulator has recommended airwaves in the 3300-3600Mhz band for the use of 5G applications.
Kumar Mangalam Birla moves PMO for relief on Voda Idea spectrum dues
Birla was told there won't be any company-specific relief, as telcos are divided over the need for help.
Vodafone Idea set to move TDSAT for recovering Rs 7,249 crore from DoT
Additionally, the newly created entity needs all the money it can get to strengthen its balance sheet to effectively take on erstwhile market leader Bharti Airtel and moneyed Reliance Jio Infocomm, say experts.
Spectrum sale only in second-half of 2019
DoT officials had privately conceded that an auction is unlikely in FY19, given that the industry is saddled with huge debt, and is facing pressure on revenue and profitability.
Trai may not be able to fix floor for telecom tariffs before June
The telecom regulator could take at least six more months to decide on a floor price for tariffs.
DoT seeks industry view on licensing structure overhaul
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan has indicated that the draft New Telecom Policy 2018 will be unveiled by December for comments from stakeholders and likely introduced by March 2018.
CAG finds shortcomings in spectrum management, losses to exchequer
The Supreme Court in 2012 had struck down FCFS policy in 2G spectrum allocation case of 2008-09 while cancelling 122 telecom permits that were granted spectrum through the process.
Interconnect Usage Charge: Facts that you should know
The three telcos control 60% of the 1 billion subscriber base, therefore most calls are likely to terminate on networks of the three.
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