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Mittal is the second of three sons of a politician, Sat Pal Mittal, member of Parliament from Ludhiana. He is married and has three children. A yoga and golf enthusiast, Mittal has been recognized for his outstanding contribution in the area of education for the underprivileged through Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Bharti Group.
Telecom industry needs some sanity and orderliness: Sunil Mittal
Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal, welcomes TRAI’s move to begin discussions on setting a floor price for data and voice tariffs, adding he hopes for a 'legal' relief. Even experts say regulatory steps will be of much help to telcos. Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have sought a floor for data tariffs, but don't want voice to be regulated.
This is the most difficult time for telecom industry: Sunil Mittal
Mittal said the govt needs to take a sympathetic view towards the sector on AGR and multiple levies.
India must have at least 3 private telcos, says Sunil Mittal
Sunil Mittal has termed the situation as 'dire' and seeks help from telcos, regulators and the apex court.
Telecom ARPU needs to reach Rs 300, Trai intervention needed: Sunil Mittal
Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal said that over time, the average tariff per user needs to reach Rs 300, or $4, which would still be the ...
Industry ARPU needs to reach Rs 300, Trai intervention needed: Sunil Mittal
Mittal said average tariff per user needs to reach Rs 300 over time to bring about a revival of stressed sector.
Piyush Goyal to meet 4 state industry ministers
The meeting follows Piyush Goyal’s consultation with industry captains, including Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal on Wednesday and Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran on Tuesday on their respective groups’ investment plans and the issues they face.
Trai seeks views on floor, ceiling price for voice, data services
“Do you foresee any requirement of regulatory intervention at this stage in tariff fixation to protect the interest of telecom service providers as well as the consumers,” the consultation paper floated by the regulator asks while seeking detailed response to how to compute the floor price.
Unsure of future, telco staff seek opportunity elsewhere
The development comes after Airtel and Voda Idea posted unprecedented losses and stare at huge statutory dues.
Global risk abetting; domestic, not so much: Sandip Sabharwal
The week started with a lot of events lined up. As the week ends, most of the events are playing out favourably. We are safe in a way that global risk seems to be receding a bit. But domestically, the economy is not going anywhere great because even today, not a single penny of NBFC refinance scheme has been disbursed.
Looking at telecom industry demand to fix floor price: Trai
Trai had, in past, vehemently opposed any intervention by the regulator in setting either cap or floor tariffs, and the U-turn in its thought process came a day after Bharti Airtel head Sunil Mittal reportedly pressed Telecom Secretary for setting a floor or minimum rate for data.
Airtel bullish on 35% RMS, could gain big at Vodafone Idea's cost
In case no help comes on the AGR front, any hope that Voda Idea has will evaporate pretty quickly.
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