User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
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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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Voda Idea to pay AGR dues, but may not go on 16.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Vodafone Idea, which reported a loss of Rs 6,439 crore in the December quarter, said it had received letters from the department of telecommunications (DoT) directing immediate payment of dues amounting to Rs 54,000 crores after the SC judgment. "The company is currently assessing the amount that it will be able to pay to DoT towards the dues calculated based on AGR, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in its order dated October 24, 2019. The company proposes to pay the amount so assessed in the next few days," it stated.
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DoT orders telcos to clear dues by midnight 15.2.2020 Rediff: Business
While in all, 15 entities owe the government Rs 1.47 lakh crore -- Rs 92,642 crore in unpaid licence fee and another Rs 55,054 crore in outstanding spectrum usage charges, it is not immediately clear just how much of that has been sought by the government by midnight.
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Angry SC throws book at telecom cos, DoT desk officer 14.2.2020 Rediff: Business
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the managing directors and directors of telcos and other firms to explain why contempt action be not taken against them for non-compliance of its order to pay adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the department of telecommunications.
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Jio tops 4G download speed chart, Voda leads in upload 14.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Jio had almost three times higher speed than its nearest rival Bharti Airtel.
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Govt takes over IMEI-related processes from private body 30.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Govt takes over IMEI-related processes from private body
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Telcos, DoT discuss part paying AGR ahead of SC ruling 28.1.2020 Rediff: Business
The companies have offered to pay upfront the principal amount due for licence fees and spectrum usage charges (SUCs) on the basis of adjusted gross revenue (AGR). This amount will not include the interest, the penalty, and the interest on the penalty.
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DoT gives telcos breathing space on AGR non-payment 23.1.2020 Rediff: Business
Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have communicated to the telecom department that they will not pay AGR dues of Rs 88,624 crore, the deadline for which ended on Thursday, and will wait for the outcome of modification petition listed for hearing before the Supreme Court next week, according to official sources. Reliance Jio on Thursday paid Rs 195 crore to the telecom department to clear all adjusted gross revenue dues accounted till January 31, 2020, according to an official source.
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With 100% FDI, will Airtel become a foreign entity? 21.1.2020 Rediff: Business
The approval comes few days before the company has to clear statutory liabilities of up to nearly Rs 35,586 crore, of which Rs 21,682 crore is licence fee and another Rs 13,904.01 crore is spectrum dues.
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SC to hear next week telcos' plea on payment schedule 21.1.2020 Rediff: Business
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions by a battery of senior lawyers including A M Singhvi and C A Sundaram and said it will list the fresh pleas "sometime in next week" before the same bench which had heard the earlier petition in the high-stake matter.
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Setback for telcos as SC dismisses AGR review plea 16.1.2020 Rediff: Business
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had told Parliament in November that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and other telecom companies owe the government as much as Rs 1.47 lakh crore in past statutory dues.
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Broadcasters slam Trai's latest tariff order 15.1.2020 Rediff: Business
In the second major change in a year, Trai had capped individual channel subscription at Rs 12 per month, down from the earlier Rs 19, and capped channel bundle discount to 33 per cent, among other moves.
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Adamant Trai says will implement new tariff by March 1 15.1.2020 Rediff: Business
Reiterating its position, TRAI, which oversees both the telecom and television sectors in the country, said the amendments suggested on January 1 had been done to correct "distortions" in the market and address pricing issues.
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Union minister visits Guwahati 14.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Union minister visits Guwahati
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Enough spectrum available to start 5G services: Prasad 28.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Enough spectrum available to start 5G services: Prasad
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