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AGR concerns: Vodafone Group's global CEO Nick Read plans to meet telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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AGR concerns: Vodafone Group's global CEO Nick Read plans to meet telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Even as the pressure on Vodafone Idea to pay the AGR dues is mounting, Read and chairman of Vodafone Idea Kumar Mangalam Birla had recently said that they were not keen to infuse any more equity in the firm.

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.

MTNL expects to be operationally profitable within two years; CMD Sunil Kumar hopes 15,000 eligible employees opt for VRS
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MTNL expects to be operationally profitable within two years; CMD Sunil Kumar hopes 15,000 eligible employees opt for VRS

MTNL Chairman and MD Sunil Kumar said the voluntary retirement scheme approved by the government is very lucrative for the employees

5G trials to begin within 100 days, promises telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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5G trials to begin within 100 days, promises telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The new Minister also intends to revive BSNL and MTNL on 'national interest' grounds.

BSNL's annual losses now amount to Rs 7,992 crore for the fiscal ended March 2018
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BSNL's annual losses now amount to Rs 7,992 crore for the fiscal ended March 2018

The broadband share of the public sector firm has remained stable at 10 per cent since the fiscal year 2016.

BSNL unions defer indefinite strike by one week to 10 December; to meet telecom minister
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BSNL unions defer indefinite strike by one week to 10 December; to meet telecom minister

BSNL unions have been demanding allocation of 4G spectrum to the public sector firm,

Telecom Minister inaugurates India's first internet telephony service by BSNL
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Telecom Minister inaugurates India's first internet telephony service by BSNL

BSNL's internet telephony service will allow users to dial any phone number through its mobile app.

Indian government to launch the second phase of BharatNet project worth Rs 34,000 crore on 13 November
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Indian government to launch the second phase of BharatNet project worth Rs 34,000 crore on 13 November

Under the BharatNet Phase II, the government plans to connect 1.5 lakh panchayats through 10 lakh km of additional optical fibre.

2G scam hearing deferred till 5 December: Biggest corruption scandal in India's history explained
India

2G scam hearing deferred till 5 December: Biggest corruption scandal in India's history explained

Seven years after the 2G spectrum scam came under the public spotlight, a special court will announce the date of verdict in three cases linked to, what the Time magazine called, is the biggest corruption scandal in India's history.

ZTE has tied up with Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio for pre-5G trials; to make telecom products customised for local needs
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ZTE has tied up with Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio for pre-5G trials; to make telecom products customised for local needs

ZTE has partnered with Indian telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Reliance Jio for this project and will design and develop future technologies including 5G.

National Telecom Policy to focus on providing affordable internet and disruptive technologies
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National Telecom Policy to focus on providing affordable internet and disruptive technologies

The National Telecom Policy would be created to resolve issues in the sector along with a focus on disruptive technologies.

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao writes to telecom minister on interconnect charges: Full text
Business

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao writes to telecom minister on interconnect charges: Full text

Vodafone has sought a reduction in interest rate on deferred spectrum payment and also expressed concerns over risks associated with a possible cut in mobile termination charges (MTC)

DoT launches portal for info on mobile tower radiation
Business

DoT launches portal for info on mobile tower radiation

The timing of the launch coincides with the recent SC order on deactivation of a mobile tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year-old cancer patient.

'Customer feedback platform to assess call drops soon': Telecom minister warns operators of action
India

'Customer feedback platform to assess call drops soon': Telecom minister warns operators of action

Manoj Sinha warned operators of action, including penalty, for call drops, and said his ministry will soon set up a platform to enable consumers to offer direct feedback on call failures.

Govt to ensure Indian telecom products and services are the best, says Communications Minister
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Govt to ensure Indian telecom products and services are the best, says Communications Minister

The government will do everything to ensure that Indian telecom products and services become the first choice in the world, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Monday.

DoT asks Trai to frame clear guidelines for network testing
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DoT asks Trai to frame clear guidelines for network testing

The Department of telecom (DoT) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to formulate clear guidelines for network testing with specific parameters.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha says govt won’t stand in way of disruptive technologies
Politics

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha says govt won’t stand in way of disruptive technologies

The minister assured that the inconvenience cause by call-drops would be substantially reduced in next four months.

Around 108 cell towers found to be exceeding radiation limits in last three years, says Telecom Minister
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Around 108 cell towers found to be exceeding radiation limits in last three years, says Telecom Minister

A total of 108 cell phone towers were found exceeding radiation limits in the last three years and penalties have been imposed on the concerned telecom providers, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Airtel, Aircel and BSNL account for highest number of MNP violations says Telecom Minister
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Airtel, Aircel and BSNL account for highest number of MNP violations says Telecom Minister

Bharti Airtel, Aircel and BSNL accounted for the highest number of violations related to mobile number portability (MNP) norms in the last three financial years.

Telecom Minister: Innovative approaches needed for Digital India
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Telecom Minister: Innovative approaches needed for Digital India

There is need for innovation as India cannot afford to emulate developed economies, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.