User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
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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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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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How Airtel proposes to avoid service interruption 24.3.2020 Rediff: Business
The Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm on Sunday approached its competitors to set up intra-circle roaming and other processes in the way it is done by the sector to respond to disasters.
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Self-assessment of dues far short of DoT's AGR math 18.3.2020 Rediff: Business
AGR dues calculated by the government for 16 entities add up to Rs 1.69 lakh crore, while telcos' self-assessment place their dues at a mere Rs 37,176 crore.
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SC ire at Centre, telecom cos for altering AGR order 18.3.2020 Rediff: Business
The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre and telecom companies for doing self-assessment or reassessment of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues fixed by the apex court in its verdict given on October 24 last year. The top court, which was also anguished by frequently published newspaper articles on the AGR issue, said all managing directors of telecom companies will be personally responsible and held for contempt of court for any such future write-ups hiding the truth.
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Airtel has paid full AGR dues, asserts Sunil Mittal 12.3.2020 Rediff: Business
The company has made payment in compliance with Telecom Department's instructions for self assessment, Mittal said, adding that the Supreme Court had not mentioned specific amounts.
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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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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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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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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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Will Modi govt manage to 'save' the telecom sector? 21.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Attempts are being made to balance the need for health of the sector, consumer interest while complying with the Supreme Court order on statutory dues.
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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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Airtel pays Rs 10,000 crore to govt towards AGR dues 17.2.2020 The Assam Tribune
Airtel pays Rs 10,000 crore to govt towards AGR dues
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SC rejects Vodafone's offer to pay Rs 2500 cr by today 17.2.2020 Rediff: Business
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to accept the proposal given by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Vodafone, after he mentioned the matter. Rohatgi said they are willing to pay Rs 2,500 crore today (Monday) and another Rs 1,000 crore by Friday but no coercive action be taken against the company. He urged the bank guarantee deposited with the government by Vodafone should also not be encashed.
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Banks will have to pay price if any telco files for bankruptcy: SBI Chairman 16.2.2020 The Assam Tribune
Banks will have to pay price if any telco files for bankruptcy: SBI Chairman
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Vodafone Idea says it will pay AGR dues, continuation of biz depends on SC order 16.2.2020 The Assam Tribune
Vodafone Idea says it will pay AGR dues, continuation of biz depends on SC order
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PSU telcos too hit with demand to pay AGR dues 16.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Oil India and other PSUs had filed clarificatory /modificatory petition before the Supreme Court. These companies own and operate telecom networks though they do not provide telecom services.
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