SC extends tenure of TDSAT chairperson by 3 months, expresses concern over delay in appointment of members
Observing that tribunals are alternatives to judicial system, the top court asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta about how the TDSAT would function without sitting members.
TDSAT had on 21 December 2018 directed the Centre to return around Rs 104 crore to RCom after encashing bank guarantee of Rs 908 crore against spectrum charges of Rs 774 crore.
Delay hits Airtel, Tata Teleservices merger; unlikely to get govt nod this year as deal caught in AGR dues controversy
Bharti Airtel on 1 July announced that the consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) has now become a part of the company
DoT directs telecom circle heads to deal Airtel, Tata Tele as separate companies; telcos merger likely to be challenged in SC
Bharti Airtel on 1 July announced that the consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices Ltd has now become its part.
Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are indeed victims of their greed; govt shouldn't reward them by easing penalties, leave free market forces to play out
The Supreme Court has delivered the coup de grace on a struggling telecom sector by ordering Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel to cough up revenues worth approximately Rs 1.33 trillion as part of AGR dues that the companies were contractually bound, but had so far refused to share with the government
Bharti Airtel faces the highest liability of around Rs 42,000 crore after including licence fees and spectrum usage charges, while Vodafone-Idea may have to pay about Rs 40,000 crore
SC order on telecom revenue definition deals disastrous blow to industry in acute distress, says COAI
The decision will have a big impact on the telecom sector as it is already in the state of huge financial distress, experts opined
DCC approves Rs 3,050 cr penalty on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea for attempted 'stifling' of Reliance Jio; telecom operators plan legal recourse
The incumbent telecom operators said they are exploring all options, including legal recourse, to protect their interest.
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel is learnt to have submitted a bank guarantee of Rs 644 crore in telecom tribunal TDSAT to complete the merger of Tata Teleservices' consumer business with the company
Telecom tribunal grants partial stay on Rs 8,300 cr DoT demand from Bharti Airtel for Tata Teleservices merger
The telecom tribunal has directed "the concerned authorities of the Union of India to take the merger of two companies and licence on record"
TRAI may ask Bharti Airtel to furnish details of segmented offers in 'stipulated format', Vodafone Idea seeks more time
Also, Bharti Airtel has furnished the details for December 2018 onwards, while TRAI has sought details of such concessions over a longer period, the official noted.
Spectrum sale deal: SC asks RCom, Reliance Jio to take a decision by 11 January over settlement of past dues to DoT
The apex court was hearing a contempt petition filed by RCoM alleging that the Department of Telecom (DoT) has failed to furnish a no-objection certificate (NoC) clearing its spectrum sale deal with RJio even after the court had directed it to do so
Dues settlement row: Reliance Communications says Ericsson attempting media trial, endangering interest of creditors
RCom said it remains committed to clear dues of Ericsson from spectrum realisation. However, the approval for the same is pending with the government
Govt tables bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for SIM, bank account; stiff penalties for violation of norms
The bill proposes a civil penalty of up to Rs 1 crore on entities that violate the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, with an additional fine of up to Rs 10 lakh per day in case of continuous non-compliance.
Shares of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea on Friday surged up to 10 percent a day after the telecom tribunal TDSAT struck down TRAI's new rules on predatory pricing saying they lacked required transparency.
TDSAT said that TRAI could not impose financial disincentives and ordered it to rework the predatory pricing rules within six months.
TDSAT ordered TRAI to rework the predatory pricing rule within six months.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) in its order dated 11 October, 2018, rejected plea of the Department of Telecom (DoT) seeking bank guarantee of around Rs 2,900 crore before it permits sale of RCom spectrum to Reliance Jio.
Ericsson row: RCom says it got relief from TDSAT; can proceed with spectrum sale without bank guarantee
Reliance Communications said on Wednesday it has got relief from telecom tribunal and can now complete its planned spectrum sale, whose proceeds will be used to make payments to Ericsson India and RITL minority investors.