Industry body COAI has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking urgent relief measures, including lowering of levies with immediate effect, for the telecom operators on account of the "adverse impact" of COVID-19
Industry body COAI on Friday said the government is well aware of implications of leaving the stressed telecom sector without a relief package, as it urged policymakers to use "tools" available to find appropriate solutions expeditiously
AGR woes: No case for differential treatment to PSUs on statutory dues matter, says telecom industry body
Industry body COAI said on Wednesday that AGR formula being applied on mobile operators should be applicable on all other categories of telecom licences and there can be no differential treatment for relevant PSUs in this regard
Amid mounting financial woes of the telecom sector, industry body COAI raised the issue of adjusted gross revenue and sought cut in levies like licence fee and spectrum usage charges during a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday
Telcos propose TRAI to regulate data tariff by fixing minimum price; say fierce competition makes it difficult to decide
COAI in a letter to TRAI said that Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have agreed that data tariffs should be regulated, a move which was vehemently opposed by the industry players in the past
AGR debate: Did telcos keep shareholders in dark about potential impact on their finances and fail to make provisions?
Even when telcos stopped paying their share under the AGR and litigation began, the industry’s gross revenue was growing rapidly between 2004 and 2015
SC verdict on AGR: COAI warns of telecoms sector catastrophe; says Airtel, Vodafone Idea will face 'unprecedented crisis'
India’s telecoms sector and leading players Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will face an “unprecedented crisis” if the government refuses to relax its demand for $13 billion in outstanding dues, a lobby group says
Industry body COAI on Tuesday urged the newly constituted panel of secretaries to prescribe immediate relief measures to address the AGR issue first, given the "urgency of situation"
The proposed auction price will be a "serious impediment" to the uptake of 5G in India, said Rajan Mathews,
Industry body COAI said Wednesday that not too much should be read into the drop in mobile subscriber numbers for March, as the reduced numbers are a result of consolidation of multiple, unused SIMs and weeding out of low-usage connections by operators
TRAI consultation on OTT regulation: OTT shouldn't be regulated say some, while telcos call for sharing of infrastructure investment
A consultation took place to discuss if the services provided by the OTT players and TSPs are substitutable, then should OTT services also have the same licensing norms as the telcos
COAI says new govt post elections should set out clear roadmap for resolution of issues plaguing telecom sector
COAI rued that revenue continues to remain under pressure for the telecom industry saddled with high debt
Last year, TRAI initiated a consultation to explore the regulatory framework for OTT apps.
The amount to be paid by Vodafone Idea is estimated to be around Rs 10,000 core this year.
Airtel adds more than 1 lakh new users in November, Vodafone Idea continues to lose for third consecutive month
Vodafone Idea, however, continued to lose customers for the third consecutive month in November after completion of their merger
2.0: Cellular Operators Association of India sends legal notice to makers; urges CBFC to suspend screening
The legal notice against 2.0 makers alleged that the science fiction action film wrongly portrays phones and mobile towers as harmful to the environment.
Telecom operators have already started the non-Aadhaar based KYC process in 85% Indian cities.
In terms of the telecom industry, Right of Way refers to the right to establish infrastructures such as towers and fibre cables.
The government on Thursday hiked the import duty on certain communication items, including base stations, to up to 20 percent as part of efforts to check a widening current account deficit by curbing imports.
COAI said the sector's financial health, focus on 5G and challenges on spectrum pricing are a priority.