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Telcos seek Rs 35k cr GST refund, pending payment of Rs 20k cr from state-run firms
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Telcos seek Rs 35k cr GST refund, pending payment of Rs 20k cr from state-run firms

"The telecom industry has unutilized GST input tax credit over Rs 35,000 crore for which the sector has repeatedly demanded a refund," COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews said in a statement.

TRAI consultation on OTT regulation: OTT shouldn't be regulated say some, while telcos call for sharing of infrastructure investment
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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

Reliance Jio adds 1.3 crore users in Sept, Airtel and Vodafone lose over 1 crore
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Reliance Jio adds 1.3 crore users in Sept, Airtel and Vodafone lose over 1 crore

Reliance Jio claimed its subscribers' number at 25.2 crore, showing a rise of 1.3 crore from August.

Blocking mobile apps will not curb fake news or maintain public order, says COAI
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Blocking mobile apps will not curb fake news or maintain public order, says COAI

COAI has conveyed to the DoT that blocking certain apps can cause consequential damages.

DoT approves net neutrality framework: Here's how it changes things for you
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DoT approves net neutrality framework: Here's how it changes things for you

TRAI's net neutrality framework includes exceptions for remote surgery and autonomous driving.

New regulator should understand its authority, limitations, says COAI director general Rajan S Mathews
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New regulator should understand its authority, limitations, says COAI director general Rajan S Mathews

The government has started the process for selection of new Chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India as present chief of the body R S Sharma will complete his term next month.

Delhi High Court refrains COAI from making disparaging remarks against Reliance Jio
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Delhi High Court refrains COAI from making disparaging remarks against Reliance Jio

The Delhi High Court has listed the matter for further proceedings before the joint registrar on 24 August.

Aadhaar is not mandatory for mobile SIM verification, other identification methods allowed too says DoT
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Aadhaar is not mandatory for mobile SIM verification, other identification methods allowed too says DoT

Since the telecom commission has revoked its previous instructions of Aadhaar-SIM linking, subscribers can now take a sigh of relief.

Telcos are still pestering consumers for mandatory Aadhaar-SIM linking despite govt saying that SC did not mandate it
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Telcos are still pestering consumers for mandatory Aadhaar-SIM linking despite govt saying that SC did not mandate it

Additionally, people have been rejected from buying SIM cards or porting their numbers if they do not adhere to the demand which is Aadhaar-SIM linking.

Telecom Commission has approved the extension of deferred spectrum payment
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Telecom Commission has approved the extension of deferred spectrum payment

The Telecom Commission on Friday approved the much-awaited extension of deferred spectrum payment liability till 16 years, an official source said here.

Telecom service providers request for time to implement Quality of Services regulations
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Telecom service providers request for time to implement Quality of Services regulations

Telecom service providers on Monday requested the sector regulator for another two quarters of time to implement Quality of Services regulations.

Consumers may be hurt by telecom industry demand of fixed floor prices for voice and data plans
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Consumers may be hurt by telecom industry demand of fixed floor prices for voice and data plans

Floor price will raise end-user prices and provide only temporary relief to telecom companies said the Director of telecom consultancy firm ComFirst.

Reliance Jio alleges Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular caused Rs 400-cr loss to govt
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Reliance Jio alleges Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular caused Rs 400-cr loss to govt

The telcos 'unilaterally, wilfully and intentionally paid the advance license fee for last quarter' of 2016-17 estimating adjusted gross revenue much lower than the licence stipulation, Reliance Jio has alleged.

Human development and technology go hand in hand, claims N. Sivasailam
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Human development and technology go hand in hand, claims N. Sivasailam

'Technology has opened opportunities for local skilling and lot of local job opportunities have opened up.'

Coai asks the public to remain calm, reaffirms that mobile towers are safe
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Coai asks the public to remain calm, reaffirms that mobile towers are safe

Trying to allay fears about the mobile tower emissions, Coai on Wednesday appealed to the public "not to panic" about the Supreme Court order on tower radiation.

Idea adds 7.43 million new subscribers in November as total reaches 10 million, says COAI
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Idea adds 7.43 million new subscribers in November as total reaches 10 million, says COAI

The GSM operators have added over 10 million users during November to reach 801.8 million subscribers base, with Idea Cellular leading the pack, according to data by cellular operators association COAI.

Voting issue not on the listed agenda for the COAI meeting on 11 November
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Voting issue not on the listed agenda for the COAI meeting on 11 November

Telecom lobby group, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), is scheduled to hold its quarterly executive committee meeting on November 11, but the contentious issue on voting rules raised by newcomer Reliance Jio hasn’t been listed for the discussion.

Reliance Jio alleges that COAI's back door comment is defamatory, COAI dismisses allegation
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Reliance Jio alleges that COAI's back door comment is defamatory, COAI dismisses allegation

Reliance Jio on Wednesday lashed out at cellular operators' body COAI for calling it a "back door operator" and warned that leveling such allegations was contempt of court and defamatory.

Mukesh Ambani says COAI's 'back door operator' remark on Jio contempt of court
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Mukesh Ambani says COAI's 'back door operator' remark on Jio contempt of court

New entrant Jio in its September 23 letter had sought an overhaul of rules and regulations of the the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

Pesky SMS use overseas servers, TRAI and telecos to find a solution
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Pesky SMS use overseas servers, TRAI and telecos to find a solution

Putting an end to those pesky calls/SMSes has been giving TRAI a tough time. Merely about a month after the 100 SMS/day initiative