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COAI says telecom industry financially stressed; seeks govt support on key challenges

December 28, 2020 5:00 pm

The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI), in its outlook for 2021, said 5G launch is expected in the later part of the year.

No additional spectrum needed to handle extra traffic, says industry body COAI

April 01, 2020 5:25 pm

In a statement the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has said that there is no need for additional spectrum in order to handle to the increased load as the measures taken by the industry have led to a 'flattening of traffic demand on networks."

COAI asks government to ease terms for AGR dues payment, cut in licence fee

February 27, 2020 3:15 pm

Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has also said that the requirement of financial bank guarantees for securing licence fee payments should be done away with.

COAI: Surgical tools should be used instead of the blunt instrument of internet shutdowns

December 27, 2019 2:54 pm

Besides the huge economic fallout, COAI has calculated the loss of internet shutdowns has gone up in 2019 to an estimated Rs 24.5 million per hour due to the high dependence on the internet of several services.

India's mobile subscriber base down by 6.41 million in August: COAI

September 21, 2017 8:57 am

The  Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has released the latest mobile subscribers numbers  for the month ending August 2017. According to the data, telecom service providers had a combined total of 948.54 million subscribers by the end of August.

COAI seeks equal rules, spectrum road map in new telecom policy

August 07, 2017 12:13 pm

The policy - the work on which has already started at the telecom department - should ensure level-playing-field between mobile operators and over-the-top players (Internet- based calling and messaging providers like WhatsApp).

India to have its own Mobile World Congress in September

April 09, 2017 6:49 pm

India is all set to have its own version of the Mobile World Congress tfor the first time, from September 27 to 29, it will be organised by COAI

Jio's new pricing will continue to bleed industry, says COAI

April 02, 2017 1:34 pm

COAI has said Reliance's Jio will predatory pricing will continue to bleed the industry with risk of cascading impact on banks which have large exposure to the telecom sector.

COAI wants Department of Telecom to check handset quality over call drops

March 29, 2017 11:44 am

The cellular operators' body COAI wants the government to chalk out a mechanism to control the quality of mobile handsets in India.

COAI advocates spectrum auction to 2018, allow market to settle down

March 28, 2017 10:34 am

Cellular operators' body has said the government should not rush to spectrum auction this year and instead, allow the market to settle down in wake of recent mergers, acquisitions.