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A Guinness World Record for going round a loop is set by Jaguar’s first ever SUV
As per data provided by the Department of Telecom (DoT) to CAG, RCom has maximum outstanding due of Rs 594.76 crore, followed by Airtel Rs 502.8 crore, Aircel Rs 402.31 crore, BSNL Rs 269.42 crore, Vodafone Rs 203.04 crore, Idea Cellular Rs 74.15 crore and Tata Teleservices (TTSL) Rs 70.47 crore.<br />
The gross revenue of telecom service providers was Rs 54,283.78 crore and adjusted gross revenue was Rs 35,279.5 crore in the first quarter of 2013.<br />
The regulator allows free hand to fix telecom call and service rates as it feels that competition in the market will keep control on tariffs.<br />
After a two year run-in with controversies, telecom sector now looks stable and seems back on its feet with initial investment proposal of over Rs 11,000 crore received in 2013.
The regulator has imposed maximum penalty of Rs 14.5 lakh on state-run telecom company BSNL for failing to meet 13 quality of service parameters, they said, adding that no penalty was imposed on Videocon, Loop Mobile and state-run MTNL.
In a strongly worded letter by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), it has been pointed out that the DoT has failed to raise Rs 1649 crore in payments from telecom companies which lost their licences and then did not participate in subsequent auctions to win back spectrum.
The Department of Telecom (DoT) last night issued Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the auctions with details of auction timeline, spectrum availability, conditions for existing telcos and new entrants etc.
Why is the Loop's spectrum so attractive? Well, to begin with the company has been looking for a strategic financial investor to fund license renewal next year. It may even look at a sell off - all options are on the table. A note to clients from IIFL says Loop's 8 mhz spectrum holding in Mumbai is expected to be converted into 3G by a new player.
A key prosecution witness in a case arising out of 2G scam probe today denied the accusation of the defence that he was threatened by the CBI.
The bench, which had reserved its judgement in May 2012, said there was no merit in the plea and dismissed the same.
In a setback to foreign telecom players such as Sistema and Telenor, Attorney General G E Vahanvati is believed to have reiterated his earlier stand that such players cannot claim damages for cancellation of their 2G licences by an order of the Apex Court.
The warning came from Special CBI Judge O P Saini after the Ruias and Loop Telecom promoters I P Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan also failed to turn up at the hearing today.
The CBI chargesheet in the Loop case essentially delinks the Ruias from the 2G scam. But it won't necessarily save them from arrest.