TELECOM LICENSE HOLDERS
Star & Disney seeks to end TRAI jurisdiction over broadcasters
The move has come in the wake of the Registrar of Copyrights inviting suggestions on the amendment of the Copyright Act in the light of changes brought about by use of the internet, digitalisation and an increasingly globalised market for digital content.
TDSAT dismisses ISP Netmagic’s plea against DoT’s AGR demand
Order a blow to all ISPs that will now have to pay dues like telcos; SC ruling c...
Auctioning E, V band spectrum will deny consumers broadband connectivity benefits: BIF to Govt
"Any auctioning of E and V bands would deny......
Trai asks DoT to create, maintain list of permissible/prohibited traffic management practices
The new set of recommendations come over two years after Trai recommended net neutrality rules that backed an open Internet. It had suggested having a mechanism for reasonable Internet traffic management to ensure quality of services while preserving security of networks and providing for emergency services.
Trai broadens scope of telecom infra providers
The sector regulator also recommended that tower service providers, under their expanded scope of operations, be allowed to own, establish, maintain and work on infrastructure items, equipment, and systems required for setting up wireline networks, RAN, and transmission links.
Dharmendra Pradhan says does not believe SC's AGR ruling applies to non-telecom PSUs
"The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has served notice to government oil companies due to some communication gap. We have placed our side after doing all legal consultations," Pradhan told reporters. He went on to state that neither of the public sector undertakings (PSUs) slapped with huge demand has any core work in the telecom business.
PSUs to file review petitions over Rs 3 lakh crore telecom dues: Government
“Government companies have a different clause than telecom companies,’’ Mehta told ET, when asked if non-telco PSUs would file review petitions against the order. The October 24 ruling had expanded the scope of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) on which telecom licence holders need to pay the fee to the government.
Vistara partners with Nelco for inflight data services; likely to launch shortly: Telecom Secretary
“Vistara has tied up with Nelco and they have taken transponder space from ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)...they had come to us for spectrum allocation which we have done. And they will be launching these services very shortly,” Prakash said.
Each telco losing Rs 1.5 cr daily per state due to net shutdown: COAI
Telecom operators said they are each losing atleast Rs 1.5 crore a day in each state that has seen mobile internet shutdowns, with consumers delaying their recharges for bundled plans with data options and top ups.
Trai seeks industry's views on unbundled licensing regime in telecom
The move came after the Telecom Department sought the regulator''s recommendation on the issue.
Assocham seeks urgent government intervention on wider impact of AGR ruling
The apex court in its order of October 24 had said that all revenue belonging to a telecom licensee — not just revenue from telecom services — should be accounted as gross revenue, for calculating AGR. License holders pay 8% of AGR as license fee to the government.
Internet service providers seek PMO help on revised AGR
Internet service providers have written to the Prime Minister’s Office seeking relief from any move by the telecom department to implement a Supreme Court order on adjusted gross revenue on all telecom licence holders – and not just telcos.
DoT issues direction for licence amendment to implement net neutrality
A licence amendment note of DoT directing its various licensing division said that the government is committed to the fundamental principles and concepts of net neutrality.
Telecom Commission okays rules on ombudsman, broadband usage
The highest decision making body of the telecom ministry also approved another consumer benefiting initiative of creating a telecom Ombudsman under Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
Telecom tribunal grants C Sivasankaran's S Tel Rs 338 crore-3G-refund
The cancellation of 122 licenses by the Supreme Court in 2012, created a situation where S Tel did not have valid telecom licences but had 3G spectrum.