May 22, 2020 6:40 am
The pandemic-led slowdown will mostly affect lower-revenue users, those who spend `50-100 a month, which could prevent further improvements in monthly ARPU, Fitch Ratings said.
April 16, 2020 5:23 pm
However, there is a chance that the debt levels of the industry, which moderated to Rs 4.4 lakh crore on March 31, 2020, will rise up further on account of the AGR dues, ratings agency Icra said.
March 17, 2020 12:33 am
The latest plea moved by the DoT is seen as a shift of stance by many experts as it was on a application moved by the ministry that the apex court had upheld government’s definition of AGR.
March 03, 2020 1:41 am
While it is not clear why the agency has sought these details, DoT officials said this could be in line with the ministry’s move to seek for full payment of adjusted gross revenues (AGR) owed by these companies.
February 25, 2020 4:34 am
This, a senior DoT official said, will help the ministry reconcile the companies’ figures with their own number, and help them understand how the numbers arrived at by the companies is lower than the assessment of the ministry.
February 24, 2020 4:59 am
Though government officials refused to comment, sources said the meeting was the first in a series and was held to apprise officials across ministries of the crisis at hand and possible solutions which the Centre can look at.
February 21, 2020 7:28 am
“It (entire payments) may not be as easy, but we will push for as much as possible before the court hears this case again,” one of the officials said.
February 19, 2020 3:55 am
The new TCCCPR, 2018, mentions several steps, including a central registry wherein any telecom service provider could update the number of a suspected spammer or telemarketer.
February 18, 2020 4:04 am
On Monday, Bharti Airtel was the first one to inform the exchanges that it had made a payment of Rs 10,000 crore to the DoT.
February 17, 2020 3:23 am
Contempt proceedings have been initiated on the matter against the DoT and the telecom operators, and the next date of hearing on the matter is March 17.