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Telecommunications
Business  /  Published 02.07.20

Localisation rule in BSNL tender

The department of telecommunications (DoT) is expected to float a fresh tender to upgrade BSNL’s network after an eight-member panel finalises its recommendations on the terms of the bidding pro...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.06.20

SC seeks surety on telco dues

The ability of telecom players to offer guarantees to pay their AGR dues in a staggered manner was raised by the Supreme Court on Thursday even as the court slammed the Centre for demanding the dues f...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.05.20

10-digit numbers to continue: Trai

Telecom regulator Trai on Sunday said it has not recommended 11 digit mobile numbers but only suggested prefixing '0' when mobile numbers are called from landlines.The recommendation on prefixing '0' ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.04.20

Vodafone to get Rs 733 crore tax refund

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the income tax authorities to refund to Vodafone Idea a sum of Rs 733 crore within four weeks relating to assessment year 2014-15, though the cash-strapped tele...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 23.04.20

Telecom tower merger put off again

Bharti Infratel on Thursday again extended the deadline for its merger with Indus Towers to June 24.In a communication to the stock exchanges, the tower infrastructure firm said as the conditions requ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 09.04.20

Telcos not to widen relief on talktime

The telecom industry has rejected Trai’s call to provide talktime credit and extended validity to all pre-paid mobile phone users, saying telcos had offered benefits worth over Rs 600 crore to low-i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 05.04.20

Coronavirus lockdown delays 5G auction

The department of telecommunications is unlikely to hold spectrum auctions, including the coveted 5G, in the June quarter because of the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown in the country.Sources sa...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.04.20

Telco distress call for relief package

Telecom operators are knocking on government doors to bail them out of a severe financial crunch caused by the coronovirus pandemic. Last week, the operators sent a letter to finance minister Nirmala...
By M. Rajendran in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 28.03.20

Telco loan plan

Debt-ridden telecom operators are likely to opt for a three-month moratorium to avoid a cash crunch during the lockdown, industry body COAI said on Saturday.The telecom operators have spoken in favour...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 25.03.20

Work from home clogs bandwidth

The department of telecommunications (DoT) has asked sector regulator Trai to study the telecom operators’ request for additional spectrum to meet the rise in internet demand during the 21-day lockd...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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