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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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DoT officials deny moving Supreme Court seeking clarity on AGR dues timeline

MUMBAI: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) officials have denied moving the Supreme Court seeking clarification on whether telcos need to pay their first installment of the adjusted gross revenue dues by March 2021 or March 2022. A TV report on … Continue reading

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DoT amends AGR definition to remove non-core items

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has removed a host of non-telecom income items such as income from property rent, pidend and interest from calculation of adjusted gross revenue (AGR). The move is applicable from October 1. In a notification issued … Continue reading

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Reliance Jio pays DoT Rs 10,792 cr towards 2016 auction payment

Reliance Jio (Jio) has paid the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Rs 10,792 crore, completely clearing its dues towards spectrum bought in the 2016 auctions, a person familiar with the matter. “Jio has paid Rs 10,792 crore to the DoT for … 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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PLI: India to receive ₹3,300-Cr investment from 31 companies over 4 years in telecom

India is set to receive an investment of about ₹3,300 crore from 31 domestic and multinational companies over a period of four years under the ambitious production-linked incentive or PLI scheme that is expected to employ as many as 40,000 … Continue reading

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Need to expedite implementation of new telecom policy, lower 5G reserve price: DoT official

NEW DELHI: There is a need to bring in affordable pricing for the fifth-generation or 5G airwaves, as a part of the Centre’s policy initiatives, a senior Department of Telecommunications (DoT) official Wednesday said, adding that there was a need … Continue reading

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Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea penalty case: TDSAT says no hearing on Tuesday

The telecom tribunal TDSAT did not hear any matter listed before it for Tuesday, including the Rs 3,050-crore cumulative penalty case of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea . “All concerned are hereby informed that the Hon’ble Tribunal would not sit … Continue reading

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Samsung won’t seek PLIs for equipment

Samsung has decided not to participate in India’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom networking equipment since it does not want to commit fresh manufacturing investment in a market where it has just one client, two senior industry executives said. … Continue reading

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Centre to seek Supreme Court’s nod for Space spectrum allocation

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to seek a clarification from the Supreme Court to determine whether satellite communications spectrum can be allocated without auctions, said an official. The move, aimed at “avoiding any confrontation”, comes as spectrum allocation … Continue reading

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