User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
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Bharti Airtel to stay away from 5G auctions 29.10.2020 Rediff: Business
Airtel CEO said, the 5G ecosystem is yet to develop in India and the prices are very high. Telecom companies including Vodafone Idea (VI) and Reliance Jio have also said that the current prices are exorbitant.
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A new battle rages on between Jio and Airtel 20.10.2020 Rediff: Business
While only 78.15 per cent of Jio's total subscriber base was active, Airtel boasts of 98.14 per cent active customers.
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Airtel, Vi bat for tariff hike; Jio is sitting tight 12.10.2020 Rediff: Business
Vodafone and Bharti have pointed out that, for data, their revenue realisation should be at Rs 30-35 per GB for them to cover their costs as opposed to the current figure of over Rs 11 per GB. But Jio has suggested a gradual increase to Rs 15 per GB and then maybe to Rs 20 per GB after six to nine months.
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'Jio to help India lead 4th industrial revolution' 8.10.2020 Rediff: Business
Having missed most of the first three industrial revolutions, India has its chance to lead the fourth industrial revolution through a convergence of its IT prowess, ultra-high-speed internet connectivity and affordable smart devices, billionaire Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday. The richest Indian, who heads the nation's most valuable company Reliance Industries, said his group's telecom and digital unit Jio was conceived to provide the key ingredients needed to lead the fourth industrial revolution.
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Trai's Vaghela knows how to take tough calls 8.10.2020 Rediff: Business
Vagela could not have reached this position if Narendra Modi, who'd known him from his chief minister days, had not backed the choice.
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CBI, ED's appeals in 2G scam case to be heard daily 29.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The Delhi high court on Tuesday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate's pleas seeking an early hearing into the appeals challenging the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
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Govt launches portal for COVID vaccine development 28.9.2020 Rediff: News
The National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 will collect systematic data on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, the clinical course of COVID-19, disease spectrum and outcomes of patients.
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Indian telcos' 5G rollout is mired in controversy 23.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The operators say that the move to have an India-specific standard will raise the costs not only of telecom networks but of chipsets for mobile devices because they will have to be made for the local market and, as such, will not enjoy global economies of scale.
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Expired spectrum: Telcos must fork out Rs 44,000 crore 21.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The figure is based on the base price of spectrum for the upcoming auction fixed by the TRAI and on the assumption that there will be no bidding war.
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Not excluding Chinese firms from 5G infra: Minister 18.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The announcement quells fears among some telcos that Chinese players might be banned from participating in 5G trials and roll outs.
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Investors are betting big on India's education sector 15.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The pandemic has confined students across all ages to home and digital education is the only way to continue learning.
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As Ambani ups ante, Jio looks to dial disruption 2.0 11.9.2020 Rediff: Business
Jio's global partnerships took shape this year when Jio Platforms, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Reliance Jio which has invested in various digital platforms, was able to woo a bevy of marquee investors: Facebook, Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and a numerous PE funds.
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J-K: No extension of 4G internet beyond 2 districts 9.9.2020 Rediff: News
However, it said the high-speed facility which was restored on a trial basis in central Kashmir's Ganderbal and Jammu region's Udhampur on August 16 would continue till this month-end as there has been no report of its misuse in the two districts.
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SC verdict unlikely to aid Vi; Jio, Airtel may gain 8.9.2020 Rediff: Business
Vodafone Idea will gradually lose market share given its weak balance sheet and limited financial flexibility, says Fitch.
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Vodafone and Idea are now 'Vi' 7.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The brand integration not only marks the completion of the largest telecom merger in the world, but will also set the company on its future journey to offer strong digital experiences to 1 billion Indians on its 4G network.
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SC gives telecom companies 10 years to pay AGR dues 1.9.2020 Rediff: Business
The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted 10-year time to telecom firms like Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices for paying the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)-related dues to the department of telecommunications with certain conditions.
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Vodafone Idea's future hinges on SC's AGR verdict 31.8.2020 Rediff: Business
If the apex court decides on a 15-year repayment tenure, it would pose a grave challenge for the debt ridden VIL.
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Covid-19: Airtel, Vodafone Idea not as lucky as Jio 27.8.2020 Rediff: Business
While Reliance Jio added 3.65 million users in May, both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea continued to lose subscribers.
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Show-cause notice issued to Vodafone Idea 26.8.2020 Rediff: Business
In the show-cause notice, Trai said it is of the view that the claim of VIL for providing priority 4G network with faster data speeds is not in compliance with the extant regulatory framework.
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Microsoft's IE bows out: A look at its chequered life 21.8.2020 Rediff: Business
The potted history of the browser wars indicates how much the online space has altered in the last 25 years. Chrome's dominance, says Devangshu Datta, is unlikely to last forever.
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