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DoT gets legal opinion to settle disputes out of court

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has received legal opinion that it has the power to settle cases such as those over one-time spectrum charges (OTSC) out of court, a person familiar with the matter said. “The legal opinion has thrown … Continue reading

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Govt gives telcos till Oct 29 on opting for payments’ moratorium, 90 days for equity conversion

The telecom department has given telcos – Bharti Airtel , Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea – till October 29 to respond on whether they would opt for the four-year payment moratorium. Further, 90 days have been given to carriers to … Continue reading

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Time to serve the demand for 5G is here, and now: Nishant Batra, Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia

The time to roll out 5G services in India is “here, and now”, said Nishant Batra, global chief strategy and technology officer at Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia. In an interview to ET, Batra said the ongoing 5G trials would … Continue reading

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Telecom companies meet parliamentary panel, urge 5G spectrum in multiple bands

KOLKATA: Telecom companies underlined in a joint meeting with the parliamentary standing committee on IT on Tuesday that the government should make 5G spectrum available across multiple bands, including premium millimetre waves, at affordable prices for boosting India’s readiness to … Continue reading

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Airtel, Vi could save thousands of crores with Centre’s rethink on spectrum charge

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) may have to pay less than ₹2,000 crore each as one-time spectrum charge (OTSC), or substantially lower than what they have accounted for currently, if the government decides to not appeal against an earlier … Continue reading

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Reliance Jio trumps Airtel in August active user adds

Reliance Jio Infocomm added the highest number of active mobile users among the telecom operators in August and retained its market leadership on the overall active user base count. Analysts said the combination of a slowdown in Jio’s gross subscriber … Continue reading

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TRAI issues rules for clear communication of tariff plans, terms by telcos

NEW DELHI: The telecom regulator has directed phone companies to publish detailed accounts of all postpaid and prepaid tariff offerings, with comprehensive disclosures on upfront costs, usage limits and data speeds to ring in greater transparency around such communications and … Continue reading

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Spectrum reforms, future allocation norms will ease financial burden on telcos: COAI

Industry body COAI on Tuesday said spectrum reforms notified by the government including removal of financial bank guarantee requirements, and scrapping of SUC for future auctions are “welcome steps” that would ease the financial burden on operators. The slew of … Continue reading

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Madison retains Airtel media a/c

MUMBAI: Madison has retained the media business for Airtel after a keenly contested pitch. Estimated to be around Rs 400 crore, the account includes Airtel’s telephony business as well as its DTH and broadband services. Other agencies in the fray … Continue reading

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IPL IV: Telcos top IPL ad charts with 3G campaigns

(This story originally appeared in on May 07, 2011) MUMBAI: Mobile phone operators have once again topped the advertising chart for the Indian Premium League (IPL). Vodafone, Tata Docomo, Airtel and Idea were the most seen brands during IPL’s fourth … Continue reading

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