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Bharti Airtel's board to discuss funding options on Dec 4
The company has informed the bourses that its board meeting on December 4 would consider a proposal to raise funds through issues of equity or bonds.
Assocham seeks urgent government intervention on wider impact of AGR ruling
The apex court in its order of October 24 had said that all reven...
Mandatory licensing for telecom towers in Karnataka
Deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwara said that the state will strictly enforce Karnata...
Telecom sector revenue slips 7 per cent in 2018: Trai
Spectrum usage charges (SUC) was 17.74 per cent lower at Rs 4,186 crore in 2018, while licence fee collections fell 10.2 per cent to Rs 11,641 crore.
Icra downgrades Bharti Airtel’s long-term rating to “AA-“ from “AA”
The agency said the ratings continue to remain under watch with negative implications.
Universal smart card driving license on the anvil
Road Transport and Highways ministry has prescribed a common standard format and design of the driving licence for whole of the country.
BSNL plans to invite bids from global cos for 4G gear; rollout likely in 6 months
BSNL will spend Rs 1,200 crore on network equipment over a two-year period. The telco, which recently received a Rs 74,000-crore revival package from the government, is planning to deploy more than 50,000 new 4G mobile sites at 70,000 locations.
Vodafone Idea, Airtel have room to hike tariffs if Jio raises rates: Analysts
Jio is likely to be very careful about a tariff hike, as the pricing gap between it & others has narrowed.
COAI welcomes 2-year spectrum moratorium but says financial stress continues
The industry body has been regularly highlighting the perils of the sector under a debt of Rs 7 lakh crore and had asked for relief from the taxes levied upon the operators. The Cabinet's decision will give immediate relief of over Rs42,000 crore to India’s three mobile phone companies.
COAI seeks clear roadmap for resolution of issues plaguing telecom sector
COAI rued that revenue continues to remain under pressure for the industry saddled with high debt.
Vodafone Idea presses for Rs 7,000 cr tax refund; I-T dept hesitant in view of fresh liability
The I-T dept is caught in a bind as Voda Idea has to pay Rs 44,150 crore to govt in past statutory dues.
Voda Idea Q2 loss widens to Rs 50,922 crore; key takeaways
Vodafone Idea’s revenue from operations more than halved to Rs 10,844 crore from Rs 22,114 crore.
TRAI recommends cap on DTH platform services, exclusivity in new recommendations
In the new recommendations issued Wednesday, TRAI has capped the total number of platform services to 3% of the total channel carrying capacity of the DTH player, subject to a maximum of 15 such channels. At present, Tata Sky alone has over 30 platform services, while Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV also have much more than 15 services.
CoS meets to discuss bailout package for telcos; DoT working on demand notices
Sources said the DoT is working out the exact liability that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea Ltd, and other telecom operators owe to the government following the October 24 Supreme Court judgment on the way statutory dues such as license fee and spectrum usage charge has to be calculated. The demand notices will be issued in next two weeks.
Trai floats paper on increasing scope of telecom infrastructure companies
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has also asked whether they should be allowed to provide end-to-end bandwidth through leased lines to service providers.
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