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TRAI flags concerns over tariff validity, seeks comments on recharge system

May 14, 2021 12:21 am

The regulator said though the telcos had been very clear about the validity of tariff recharges, the consumers have in their complaints said these tariffs created confusion and they felt cheated.

As telcos raise red flags, DoT to ask e-com cos to halt sale of network boosters

April 20, 2021 12:12 am

Illegal boosters and mobile signal repeaters, telcos say, deplete network strength by drawing in more than necessary airwaves and, then, redistribute it in a haphazard manner.

Telecom licensing conditions amended: Defence, security new criteria for ‘trusted sources, products’

March 11, 2021 12:58 pm

The new norms also mean that the three telecom companies will not be able to use equipment from non-trusted sources for the setting up or expanding of network to utilise the 4G spectrum that they bought in the recently concluded spectrum auctions.

Spectrum Auction: Rs 77K-crore bids for 4G airwaves exceed govt expectations

March 02, 2021 8:35 am

Of the four rounds, there was 80 per cent bidding activity in the first two rounds, which increased to 90 per cent in the next two rounds.

Cabinet approves PLI scheme for telecom sector worth Rs 12,195 crore

February 18, 2021 7:12 am

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government expects that the scheme will lead to enhanced production of more than Rs 2,44,200 crores of telecom equipment in the country, export worth Rs 1,95,360 crores over the next five years.

Strong performance by Jio and Airtel to buoy telecom industry growth for FY21: Fitch Ratings

February 05, 2021 5:30 pm

Among other highlights, Fitch expects industry monthly ARPU (average realisation per user) to grow by 5-10 per cent in 2021-22 as 2G and 3G customers gradually upgrade to pricier 4G plans.

Risk of duopoly in telecom, ‘survival’ in interest of competition: CCI study

January 26, 2021 12:49 am

The CCI said high costs of spectrum acquisition, and the demands of network upgradation had increased the industry debt burden.

Lockdown-led data usage a lifeline for telcos; spectrum sale on DoT radar

January 03, 2021 7:37 am

This year, however, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will be banking on selling spectrum to raise money, with the hope that telecom companies will evince interest as they need spectrum to expand services.

Ensuing tariff hikes to fuel revenue growth, better debt metrics for telcos in FY2022: ICRA

December 21, 2020 5:47 pm

"Next round of tariff hikes are expected soon as the industry debt continues to remain elevated, likely to at Rs 4.7 lakh crore as on March 31, 2022," ICRA said in a release.

Telecom products: Govt to come out with ‘trusted, ‘non-trusted’ sources

December 17, 2020 12:02 am

The move could potentially make it more difficult for Chinese telecom equipment vendors like Huawei and ZTE to supply equipment to Indian telecom players.