Coronavirus Outbreak: Telecom industry in talks with states, local authorities to open recharge outlets
The telecom industry had been pushing for opening up retail recharge points, particularly to help feature phone mobile users to go in for recharges.
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has appointed Rahul Vatts as the chief regulatory officer of the company
AGR dues: Telecom companies owe around Rs 22,589 cr as licence fees; rest Rs 70k cr is interest, penalty
The licence fee is the major component of the total Rs 1.47 lakh crore AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue) dues owed by both operational and non-operational telecom companies to the government till July 2019
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.
TRAI fixes 3 working days to process mobile number portability in same circle, 5 days for inter-circle
According to present rules, telecom operators and MNP service providers are required to process the request of subscribers within four days in the same circle to change their telecom operator without changing their mobile number
Telecom firms may soon hike prices for postpaid plans; price rise to enhance companies' revenues: Analysts
Telecom companies' move to raise mobile tariff follows the Supreme Court judgment, on 24 October this year, upholding the government's method of calculating revenue share that it should get from earnings of service providers
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.
Reliance Jio says delay in implementation of zero call connect charges beyond January 2020 will hurt service affordability
Reliance Jio Director Mahendra Nahata said that the ratio of incoming and outgoing call is now at par with each other and and traffic asymmetry can, therefore, no longer be the reason to delay implementation of Bill and Keep (BAK) regime
Vodafone Idea shares tumble over 21%, Bharti Airtel slips nearly 5% after DoT issues notice telcos to pay dues
Shares of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel tumbled up to 21.6 percent on Thursday amid reports that the DoT has issued notice to telecom operators to pay their revenue share dues within three months as directed by the Supreme Court
Sensex falls over 100 points in early trade on weak global cues; Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech among top losers
Top losers in the Sensex pack included Bharti Airtel, HCL Tech, ITC, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, HDFC duo, TCS and Reliance Industries, shedding up to 1.65%.
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
Facing over Rs 21,000 crore liability in interest and penalty alone after a Supreme Court ruling on the definition of telecom revenues, Vodafone Idea on Friday said it will approach the government for relief, including a waiver of interest and penalties
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
While Reliance Jio gained, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost 41.75 lakh subscribers combined.
Telcos to install over 57,500 mobile towers in rural areas in FY20: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Telecom operators intend to install over 57,500 towers for mobile connectivity in rural areas during the current financial year, Parliament was informed on Wednesday
Spectrum auctions in India likely in second half of 2020, says Moody's; majority of telecom operators under huge debt
Sale of spectrum in 2019 is unlikely, especially given the telcos' request to the government to restructure their existing spectrum debt
All major telcos fail to meet service quality norms in June-September 2018; call drops higher on Idea, Vodafone networks
Idea network also failed to meet call drop norm due to around network availability parameter in Assam and North East while BSNL also failed to meet the criteria in West Bengal.
The government on Thursday hiked the import duty on certain communication items, including base stations, to up to 20 percent as part of efforts to check a widening current account deficit by curbing imports.
Standard Chartered is the second bank whose BG have been barred by DoT. The department has earlier barred BGs issued by Axis Bank for Aircel.
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.