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Moderate participation expected in spectrum auctions; telecom industry's debt to elevate at Rs 4.6 lakh cr in FY21: ICRA
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Moderate participation expected in spectrum auctions; telecom industry's debt to elevate at Rs 4.6 lakh cr in FY21: ICRA

Rating agency ICRA expects moderate participation for the upcoming spectrum auctions at Rs 55,000-Rs 60,000 crore due to the limited financial flexibility of the industry

AGR woes: Vodafone Idea, COAI push for urgent relief measures to survive crisis ahead of crucial DCC meet
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AGR woes: Vodafone Idea, COAI push for urgent relief measures to survive crisis ahead of crucial DCC meet

The DoT sources said a lot would also depend on companies like Vodafone Idea making additional payments as the amount received so far from the company is only 7% of the DoT-calculated AGR dues of Rs 53,000 crore.

DoT likely to add Videocon dues of Rs 2,041 cr to Airtel's AGR bill; may not include Aircel's liabilities in Sunil Mittal-led telco
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DoT likely to add Videocon dues of Rs 2,041 cr to Airtel's AGR bill; may not include Aircel's liabilities in Sunil Mittal-led telco

The DoT has pegged Airtel’s AGR dues at around Rs 35,586 crore, Videocon’s liabilities at 2,041 crore and Aircel’s dues at Rs 11,950 crore.

Digital Communications Commission clears Rs 5.22 lakh cr spectrum sale plan; auction in March-April
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Digital Communications Commission clears Rs 5.22 lakh cr spectrum sale plan; auction in March-April

The Digital Communications Commission, the apex decision-making body at the telecom department, on Friday approved a Rs 5.22 lakh crore spectrum auction plan entailing 8300 MHz of airwaves across 22 circles and the sale is likely to take place in March-April

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Jio announce increase in tariffs; three leading telecom players hike rates by up to 42%
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Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Jio announce increase in tariffs; three leading telecom players hike rates by up to 42%

On Sunday, three of the country's largest telecom operators — Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio — announced a hike in their tariffs.

TRAI unlikely to intervene in telecom tariffs, floor price for now; any call on issue to be taken later: Report
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TRAI unlikely to intervene in telecom tariffs, floor price for now; any call on issue to be taken later: Report

TRAI 's views on the issue said that making any fresh move on floor prices or intervention does not make sense at this point, given that operators have already announced plans to hike tariffs in coming days, according to sources.

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel shares tumble on reports of secretary panel on telecom bailout package disbanded
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Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel shares tumble on reports of secretary panel on telecom bailout package disbanded

Shares of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel tumbled on Tuesday, with the former plunging up to 11.7 percent, following reports that the committee of secretaries constituted to look at a relief package for the debt-laden and loss-making sector has been wound up

Secretary panel on telecom bailout package disbanded after govt allows telcos two-year relief on spectrum charges
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Secretary panel on telecom bailout package disbanded after govt allows telcos two-year relief on spectrum charges

With the Cabinet allowing telecom operators to defer payments due for airwaves bought via auction until the end of March 2022, a committee of secretaries constituted to look at relief package for the debt-laden and loss-making sector has been wound-up, a top source said

Part relief for telcos from 2-year spectrum moratorium but more measures needed, say analysts
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Part relief for telcos from 2-year spectrum moratorium but more measures needed, say analysts

The government's decision to grant two-year moratorium on spectrum payments to telecom companies will provide near-term cash flow relief, especially to Vodafone Idea, but the move by itself may not be enough to address leverage concerns of the troubled telcos, leading analysts said

SC ruling on AGR: Telecom industry body COAI ignores Jio's protest; seeks waiver of all past statutory dues for Airtel, Vodafone Idea
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SC ruling on AGR: Telecom industry body COAI ignores Jio's protest; seeks waiver of all past statutory dues for Airtel, Vodafone Idea

Jio says COAI shot off the first representation to the government on 30 October without waiting for its comments.

TRAI seeks views on maximum duration for phone calls to ring, move to ensure optimal usage of network
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TRAI seeks views on maximum duration for phone calls to ring, move to ensure optimal usage of network

TRAI'S latest discussion paper on 'Duration of alert for the called party' will also explore the "possibility of customisation of ringing duration" by the phone users, according to a statement.

Market, operators not ready for 5G rollout; telcos may need investments up to Rs 1 lakh cr to only lay fibre networks: Report
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Market, operators not ready for 5G rollout; telcos may need investments up to Rs 1 lakh cr to only lay fibre networks: Report

Greater fiberisation is necessary before 5G becomes a reality and the already stretched telcos will have to invest at least Rs 1 lakh crore in laying fibre networks in the next three years,

Taxes on telecom similar to non-essential items like liquor, cigarette: Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma
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Taxes on telecom similar to non-essential items like liquor, cigarette: Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma

The telecom sector is being taxed like non-essential items such as liquor and cigarette, instead of being treated as critical infrastructure, according to Vodafone Idea

CAG finds shortcomings in spectrum allocations in 2015 on first-cum-first-service basis, losses to exchequer
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CAG finds shortcomings in spectrum allocations in 2015 on first-cum-first-service basis, losses to exchequer

The auditor found that a set of the spectrum was allocated to a telecom operator in 2015 on the first-cum-first-service (FCFS) basis in contravention to the recommendations of a committee

DoT likely to approach Cabinet for 4G spectrum to state-run BSNL, MTNL in November; survival tough without it, says minister
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DoT likely to approach Cabinet for 4G spectrum to state-run BSNL, MTNL in November; survival tough without it, says minister

BSNL has pan-India operations except in Delhi and Mumbai, while MTNL provides services in Delhi and Mumbai circles.

RCom announces tender and exchange offer for $300 million bond holders due 2020; proposes to buy notes at a discount
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RCom announces tender and exchange offer for $300 million bond holders due 2020; proposes to buy notes at a discount

RCom has also offered an option to exchange any or all existing notes due 2020 at a discount for $45 million zero-coupon notes due 2023.

TRAI contests 'muted spectrum demand' view; says 5G, LTE will drive hunger for radiowaves
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TRAI contests 'muted spectrum demand' view; says 5G, LTE will drive hunger for radiowaves

Trai's recommendations on reduced rates for 700 Mhz band took into account the price of the spectrum that was recently auctioned in markets like Singapore, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, and Taiwan.

SBI to DoT: Cancellation of RCom's spectrum to 'jeopardise' lenders' ability to recover dues
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SBI to DoT: Cancellation of RCom's spectrum to 'jeopardise' lenders' ability to recover dues

RCom is under debt resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) and has not been paying any dues till the completion of the process.

TDSAT asks DoT not to act on RCom show-cause notice over spectrum cancellation till 10 Aug
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TDSAT asks DoT not to act on RCom show-cause notice over spectrum cancellation till 10 Aug

RCom is under debt resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) and has not been paying any dues till the completion of the process.