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Business  /  Published 15.09.21

Four-year pause on AGR dues likely

The government is considering the possibility of a four-year moratorium on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues of telecom players and scrapping the spectrum usage charge (SUC) for radio waves acquired i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.09.21

Telecom relief package in the works

The government plans to come out with a relief package for the telecom sector, burdened by huge dues in adjusted gross revenues that threaten to turn the industry into a duopoly even as a relief packa...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.08.21

Telcos seek reliefs

Telecom industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has sought major incentives from the government such as a reduction in levies, doubling the tenure of auctioned radio wave holdings...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.08.21

Telecom: Centre silent on Birla offer

The Narendra Modi-government has maintained a studied silence on Kumar Mangalam Birla’s letter that became public on Monday in which the Vodafone Idea chairman offered to hand over his stake in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.21

Bid to keep phone network alive

Telecom operators in Bengal are taking a cue from their experience of cyclone Amphan last year and hoping to keep services alive for its subscribers as Calcutta and coastal Bengal brace for cyclone Ya...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta


Business  /  Published 06.05.21

COAI calls for rethink on 5G spectrum rate

The COAI, a telecom operators’ association, has urged the government to revisit the 5G spectrum pricing issue as the department of telecom rolled out a six-month trial run for use and applicatio...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.03.21

Seven-day OTP rule relief

The telecom regulator has given companies seven days to register themselves and their message template after banks, e-commerce players and others sought time following major disruptions in SMS and OTP...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.12.20

Spectrum auction by March

The government will auction 2,251.25 megahertz of spectrum by March across seven frequency bands but not the much coveted 5G spectrum — at an aggregate base price of Rs 3.92 lakh crore as the Na...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.08.20

Telecom earnings seen to rise

The telecom industry’s revenues are expected to rise 14-15 per cent in the current financial year, led by some uptick in average revenue per user, though the subscriber base may remain flat with...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.07.20

COAI director-general Rajan S. Mathews quits

Telecom industry association COAI’s director-general Rajan S Mathews has quit the organisation and has handed over the charge to former TSSC chief executive officer S.P. Kochar.  Mathews h...
By PTI in New Delhi


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