Business  /  Published 11.03.20

Telecom operators bailout after SC hearing

The Supreme Court hearing on AGR dues next week would be keenly watched not only by the telecom operators but also the government, which is working on a relief package for them that may include more t...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.12.19

Sunil Mittal pitches for tariff hike

Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal sought the intervention of the telecom regulator to ensure that mobile tariffs move up and improve the financial health of the sector.“Consumers have been ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.03.19

Singapore duo to invest in Bharti rights offer

Bharti Airtel has received commitment from Singtel and GIC of Singapore to subscribe to its Rs 25,000- crore rights issue, which is part of its Rs 32,000-crore capital raising programme to curtail deb...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 28.10.19

Telecom verdict could spawn Jio, Airtel duopoly

One of the most enduring conundrums is represented by the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? In untangling a tortuous question of law thrown up by a nearly two-decade-long dispute bet...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 29.02.20

Airtel pays Rs 8000 crore more

Bharti Airtel on Saturday stumped up an additional Rs 8,004 crore and claimed that it had squared up all its telecom dues owed to the Centre on account of licence fees and spectrum usage.The Sunil Mit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


India  /  Published 04.05.19

Cyclone Fani flattens Puri

Cyclone Fani ravaged Puri after making landfall in the pilgrim-and-tourist hub on Friday morning, littering roads with uprooted trees, power poles and telephone towers, blowing off roofs and swamping ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Business  /  Published 24.02.20

Telecom operators to prove AGR math

The calculation of adjusted gross revenue of telecom operators is turning out to be a long drawn process as the Supreme Court deadline to pay the dues by March 17 nears.The government has asked the op...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 23.02.20

COAI seeks fair play in AGR calculations

Terming “test checks” proposed by the government on telcos’ AGR arithmetic as a standard audit procedure, industry body COAI has said the DoT needs to ensure consistency among its different circ...
By PTI 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 14.11.18

Vodafone Idea starts with Rs 4,974cr Q2 loss

Vodafone Idea on Wednesday announced its first quarterly results since the completion of the merger in August. The country’s largest telco posted a loss of Rs 4,974 crore for the second quarter end...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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