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DPIIT asks telecom dept, BSNL to hold Rs 9,000 cr worth tender following allegations of anomalies
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DPIIT asks telecom dept, BSNL to hold Rs 9,000 cr worth tender following allegations of anomalies

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has asked the telecom department and state-owned BSNL to put on hold the tender for setting up 4G network, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, after allegations emerged that the tender favoured foreign companies

AGR dues: Govt is well aware of implications if relief not provided to telcos, says COAI
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AGR dues: Govt is well aware of implications if relief not provided to telcos, says COAI

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

India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records
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India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records

Congress accused the government of seeking call data records of mobile users in Delhi and nine states, saying this was a breach of citizens' privacy and an attempt to 'convert India into a surveillance state'

AGR: Self-assessment of dues by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Tatas Rs 82,300 crore short of DoT's math
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AGR: Self-assessment of dues by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Tatas Rs 82,300 crore short of DoT's math

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Group's self-assessment of dues to the government are a whopping Rs 82,300 crore short of what the telecom department calculated after the Supreme Court's ruling on AGR

DoT's suggestion to give telcos 20 years for AGR payment to help resurrect financially stressed sector: COAI
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DoT's suggestion to give telcos 20 years for AGR payment to help resurrect financially stressed sector: COAI

The DoT has raised total demand of around Rs 53,000 core for AGR liability of VIL which included interest, penalty and interest on delay in payment of the amount

Supreme Court dismisses Vodafone's plea against levying one-time spectrum charges
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Supreme Court dismisses Vodafone's plea against levying one-time spectrum charges

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by Vodafone against the levy of one-time spectrum charges (OTSC)

Govt asks Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, other telcos to pay balance AGR dues without delay: Report
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Govt asks Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, other telcos to pay balance AGR dues without delay: Report

The government has so far received about Rs 26,000 crore from AGR payments, including adhoc/ buffer amounts given by telcos to meet any reconciliation differences with the telecom department

Vodafone Idea shares jump over 6% after reports of telco paying Rs 3,043 cr to DoT towards deferred spectrum dues
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Vodafone Idea shares jump over 6% after reports of telco paying Rs 3,043 cr to DoT towards deferred spectrum dues

Troubled Vodafone Idea on Tuesday paid about Rs 3,043 crore to the telecom department towards deferred spectrum dues, sources said.

AGR dues: No decision on relief to telcos at Digital Communications Commission meet
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AGR dues: No decision on relief to telcos at Digital Communications Commission meet

The crucial meeting of Digital Communications Commission (DCC) on Friday could not arrive at a decision on relief to the distressed telecom sector and more details are required for reconciliation of AGR data, sources said

AGR dues: Tata Sons chief meets Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as DoT prepares to issue notice to Tata Teleservices
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AGR dues: Tata Sons chief meets Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as DoT prepares to issue notice to Tata Teleservices

Tata Teleservices has paid Rs 2,197 crore, the entire outstanding it believes to have arisen after the October ruling of the apex court for calculating dues.

Airtel, Voda Idea, Tata Tele likely to pay AGR dues today; DoT unlikely to give more extension to telcos: Report
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Airtel, Voda Idea, Tata Tele likely to pay AGR dues today; DoT unlikely to give more extension to telcos: Report

As per the last available estimates, Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charges, to the government.

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 says future in India could be in doubt after Supreme Court judgment over licence fees
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Vodafone says future in India could be in doubt after Supreme Court judgment over licence fees

Nick Read, Vodafone's CEO said the company was not committing any more equity to India and the country effectively contributed zero value to the company’s share price.

Bharti Airtel shares fall over 3% as firm defers September quarter results on AGR issue
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Bharti Airtel shares fall over 3% as firm defers September quarter results on AGR issue

Shares of Bharti Airtel on Tuesday fell over 3 percent after the company deferred the September quarter result announcement till 14 November, due to the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) issue

Bharti Airtel defers September quarter results till 14 November citing AGR issue; shares slide over 4%
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Bharti Airtel defers September quarter results till 14 November citing AGR issue; shares slide over 4%

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it has deferred September quarter result announcement till 14 November, due to the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) issue

Telecom department working on proposal for MTNL, BSNL merger; Cabinet to take final call
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Telecom department working on proposal for MTNL, BSNL merger; Cabinet to take final call

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is "working on" a proposal for merger of cash-strapped BSNL and MTNL as part of efforts to revive the ailing state-owned telecom firms

Telecom department plans to challenge Airtel-Tata Tele merger in Supreme Court next month
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Telecom department plans to challenge Airtel-Tata Tele merger in Supreme Court next month

The telecom department is planning to challenge merger of Tata Teleservices consumer business with Bharti Airtel in the Supreme Court next month

Bharti Airtel submits Rs 644 crore bank guarantee in TDSAT for Tata Tele merger
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Bharti Airtel submits Rs 644 crore bank guarantee in TDSAT for Tata Tele merger

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
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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"