Friday, Sep 30, 2022

telecom sector


Gujarat govt announces Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2022

May 28, 2022 2:29 am

Under the policy of the Science and Technology Department, a single-window clearance will also be made available for laying of the underground (optic fibre network) and overground (mobile towers) telegraph infrastructure in Gujarat, stated an official release.

Dec quarter: Total telecom subscriber base falls again

May 06, 2022 5:11 am

During this quarter, the total number of telecom users in India stood at 1.17 billion, down 0.9 per cent from the previous quarter.

With competing claims for funds, DoT not in favour of tariff subsidy

May 04, 2022 2:42 am

All the three private telecom players as well as industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) have repeatedly raised the demand for a floor price on telecom tariff which would help them improve their average revenue per user.

DoT plan for foreign companies: Easing investment, spectrum bid norms

April 24, 2022 5:06 am

The DoT may not go for further cut in licence fee and other statutory fees, an official said, adding that the number of telecom users in India is far more than most other geographies

‘Spectrum prices at high levels, airwaves should be offered as a bundle’, says D-G of Cellular Operators Association of India

November 29, 2021 12:56 am

Director General of Cellular Operators Association of India Dr S P Kochhar talks to Aashish Aryan. Following are the edited excerpts

The growth and inclusion potential of India’s telecom space

November 26, 2021 8:12 am

Rajat Kathuria, Mansi Kedia write: The benefits of digitalisation could have been much larger and more widespread had telecom policy been more predictable and less erratic

DoT gives telcos till Oct 29 to opt for moratorium

October 19, 2021 1:08 am

The letter gives the telcos till January 14, 2022 to mention whether they would opt to convert their interest dues on deferred spectrum payments to equity.

TV Somanathan: ‘We are pulling out of the worst... Problem with stimulus is it’s easier to start a spending programme than to stop it’

September 20, 2021 7:01 am

As the country’s top bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry, Somanathan has been at the centre of the government’s measures to revive the country’s Covid-hit economy. From the Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus packages to the Centre’s Capex push for economic revival, the 1987-batch Tamil Nadu-cadre IAS officer has been at the helm of major government schemes.

‘Telcos opting for moratorium to see bank guarantee fall to 20%’

September 17, 2021 4:04 am

The DoT had also said telecom service providers would not be required to submit a separate bank guarantee for each licenced service area, and instead only one guarantee would be required of them in future.

4-year moratorium on AGR dues will give relief for now to telcos, but may not stop balance sheet bleed

September 18, 2021 8:38 am

Wednesday’s relief package for the telecom sector has come close on the heels of bankers getting involved in seeking some respite for the industry, particularly Vodafone Idea.