User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
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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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Centre orders ministries, PSUs to use MTNL/BSNL 14.10.2020 Rediff: Business
The central government has mandated all ministries, public departments and public sector units to use the telecom services of State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).
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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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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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Intl mobile roaming service to be kept 'inactive' 30.9.2020 Rediff: Business
TRAI on Wednesday asked service providers to ensure international mobile roaming (IMR) service is kept 'inactive' by default for all subscribers, and is activated only on explicit request by consumer, as the regulator revamped the framework to protect users from unintentional usage and consequent 'bill shocks'.
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Covid-19: Mumbai, Delhi bring little cheer for telcos 30.9.2020 Rediff: Business
Telecom operators say the reason for the low increase in ARPU in the two metros could be linked to the massive reverse migration of labour.
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Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela appointed TRAI chairman 28.9.2020 Rediff: Business
He has been appointed as the TRAI chief for three years or till he attains the age of 65.
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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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Trai grants Voda Idea time till Sep 8 to respond to priority plan show-cause notice 7.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Trai grants Voda Idea time till Sep 8 to respond to priority plan show-cause notice
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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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Chinese banks may get Rs 7K cr from Anil Ambani firms 21.8.2020 Rediff: Business
Chinese banks -- China Development Bank, China Exim Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) -- will get a lion share of 30 per cent or Rs 7,000 crore in RCOM/RTL/RITL resolution plan, with the DoT getting nothing if the proposed plan goes ahead.
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Recent tariff plan is not a new service: Voda Idea 12.8.2020 Rediff: Business
VIL has countered Trai's contention that the RedX plan, which commits higher speeds, should have been informed separately so different aspects could have been examined before such service was launched.
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Connect the dots: Reliance, ITC, SoftBank 11.8.2020 Rediff: Business
Mukesh Ambani is stringing in new partnerships within the Reliance ecosystem with the best in global business -- from Facebook, Google and Microsoft to umpteen sovereign wealth funds and a soon-to-be-declared strategic partner in a big global retailer, notes Shailesh Dobhal.
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Drivers struggle on NH-37 24.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Drivers struggle on NH-37
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Govt extends WFH norms for IT sector till Dec 31 22.7.2020 Rediff: Business
The government on Tuesday said it has extended connectivity norms for work from home for IT and BPO companies till December 31. The time period for work from home was expiring on July 31.
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AGR licence fee for wireline broadband may be slashed 21.7.2020 Rediff: Business
The proposal may provide relief to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore to service providers.
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