Business  /  Published 05.08.20

5G: Push for September trials

Sources said the government was aware that keeping Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE away from India’s 5G market may push up network deployment costs and is thus open to reassessing the base prices...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.07.20

Airtel chief wants levies rationalised

The government must look at rationalising levies on the telecom sector and close long standing legal disputes that are a big drag on the performance of operators, in order to ensure industry viability...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 22.07.20

Vodafone: SC rejects plea

Vodafone Idea (VIL) is staring at a bleak future with the Supreme Court on Monday rejecting a plea for the reassessment of the company’s dues even as it turned down an extended schedule of payme...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 22.07.20

Saudi Arabia entry for Tata Communications

Tata Communications on Tuesday said it had secured a telecom licence in Saudi Arabia. The “Type B” licence entitles the company to provide internet  and related telecom services to en...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

World  /  Published 18.07.20

German court backs data privacy

A German federal court said on Friday that several laws giving investigators access to personal Internet or phone data were unconstitutional and needed to be amended to better protect privacy. The co...
By Reuters in Karlsruhe

Business  /  Published 03.07.20

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 11.06.20

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


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