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‘Domestic telcos to see only 15% growth in FY21’

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.

Telecom sector will not be impacted by coronavirus, says ICRA report

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.

DoT lists MNP capacity limitation, economic impact, public interest as reasons to seek extended timeline

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.

DoT steps up pressure on telcos, seeks details of MD and directors

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.

To reconcile deviation in estimate, DoT asks companies to submit claims of self-assessed AGR calculations

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.

AGR dues: Govt officials hold high-level meet, discuss relief measures for telcos

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.

DoT pushes telcos to make full payment before March 17 Supreme Court hearing

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.

Trai proposes removal of charges for over 100 SMS a day; old system ‘not fully under control’

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.

Airtel, Voda Idea, Tata Tele pay part of AGR dues; boards huddle to chalk out strategy

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.

Non-payment of AGR dues: DoT set to issue show-cause notices to telcos

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.