User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Spectrum
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COVID-19 to accelerate digital adoption in India 27.5.2020 Rediff: Business
India's total online shopper base at 30 per cent of its internet population is low when compared with 78 per cent in China and 70-plus per cent in the US.
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India's biz-politics links: What Telecom Man reveals 16.5.2020 Rediff: Business
'It's the brazen corruption involving politicians that makes you sit up years after the event,' notes Nivedita Mookerji after reading B K Syngal's Telecom Man.
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BSNL's 4G dream is mired in controversy 7.5.2020 Rediff: Business
Just to promote govt's policy of Make in India, BSNL said, it cannot afford to procure sub-standard equipment from inexperienced companies, not having proven technology. BSNL complained that when competitors were procuring world-class 4G equipment from experienced vendors, why should BSNL be compelled to procure locally.
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BSNL told to stay Rs 9Kcr 4G tender over allegations 5.5.2020 Rediff: Business
The department for promotion of industry and internal trade 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. The tender was floated by BSNL in March under the new management for setting up the 4G network.
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L and T bags hush-hush defence communication contract 19.4.2020 Rediff: Business
Given the military's requirement for watertight cyber and communications security, L and amp;T will establish a Security Operations Centre which will deal with security threats.
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Telcos face a big challenge to keep India connected 25.3.2020 Rediff: Business
Companies have activated a comprehensive pandemic response plan with requisite risk mitigation protocols for keeping networks working as telecom is an essential service.
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Exactly how much does Vodafone Idea owe the govt? 6.3.2020 Rediff: Business
VIL pegs dues at Rs 21,533 cr, less than half of DoT estimate. During a meeting with Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made it clear that the government is against a monopoly in the telecom sector, and wants Vodafone Idea to survive and remain invested in India.
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Telcos told to pay balance AGR dues without delay 4.3.2020 Rediff: Business
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.
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Social media ban in J-K lifted; speed limited to 2G 4.3.2020 Rediff: News
Earlier, only access to white-listed sites was allowed as the service was restored for a week on January 25 and subsequently extended from time to time, after being snapped on August 5 last year when the Centre abrogated the special status to the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two union territories.
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Telcos pay over Rs 8,000 crore in dues 4.3.2020 Rediff: Business
This is the last lot of payments that telcos will make towards deferred spectrum liabilities, as the Union Cabinet had late last year approved a two-year moratorium on such spectrum payment dues.
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Let India's telecom sector bloom 3.3.2020 Rediff: Business
'All the three stakeholders will have to sacrifice their current position and find an amicable solution to the present predicament,' notes Himanshu Kapania.
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AGR woes: No decision on relief to telcos 29.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Telecom companies have been desperately waiting for a bailout package from the government after a Supreme Court order put their statutory liabilities at Rs 1.47 lakh crore.
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Vodafone Idea, COAI push for urgent relief measures 27.2.2020 Rediff: Business
In its letter Voda Idea has warned that it is not in a sound financial state, and added that it would be in a position to meet its liabilities only if the government initiates steps including allowing set-offs for GST credit accumulated so far, and permitting staggered mechanism for payment of balance amount of interest, penalty, and interest on penalty.
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Indians consume over 11 GB data a month, finds Nokia 27.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Cheap data plans, affordable handsets, increasing popularity of video services and 4G networks have helped average data consumption per user in India to grow to over 11 GB a month, telecom gear maker Nokia said on Thursday. Nokia -- in its annual Mobile Broadband India Traffic Index (MBiT) report -- said the overall data traffic in India increased by 47 per cent in 2019, driven by continued 4G consumption. 4G data constitute 96 per cent of the total data traffic consumed across the country, while 3G data traffic registered its highest ever decline of 30 per cent, it added.
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Airtel has capacity to withstand $5 bn payout: Moody's 26.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Bharti recorded $5 billion liability for past-due AGR fees, but is still completing its self-assessment to determine the final amount.
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'If Voda Idea folds up it will be bad news all around' 26.2.2020 Rediff: Business
'The government is unwilling or unable to provide the kind of relief that Vodafone India is asking for.'
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'India at cusp of becoming premier digital society' 24.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Speaking at a fireside chat with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, he said the big change driving this transformation was the deepening of mobile networks which were working at a much faster pace than before.
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How 'correct' is the way AGR dues are calculated? 19.2.2020 Rediff: Business
DoT still working on final AGR dues due to varying accounting practices. Telecom operators have been submitting two separate audited details of deduction towards interconnection usage charges and roaming fee to the DoT.
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Birla meets telecom secy over Rs 53,000 cr AGR dues 18.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Vodafone Idea on Monday paid Rs 2,500 crore to DoT and promised to pay another Rs 1,000 crore before the end of the week.
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AGR woes: What if Vodafone Idea is forced to shut down 18.2.2020 Rediff: Business
The social impact of this could be worse as 300 million subscribers may face the annoyance of network shutdown and churn.
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