Mar 08, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Telecom operators have defended their system and pinned the blame on companies and their lax adoption, who have failed to comply with regulatory standards.
- Feb 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Budget documents released on February 1 show that the government has slashed its budgeted telecom non-tax receipts for 2021-22 by 60 percent to Rs 53,987 crore. In the previous budget (2020-21), the government had set an ambitious revenue target of Rs 1.33 lakh crore but had later revised it to Rs 33,737 crore.
- Oct 29, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Any reduction of the amounts due would be nothing less than moral hazard. It would be an indication that the government is willing to succumb to pressure tactics and prop up inefficient players.
- Feb 13, 2019 09:21 AM IST
The report stated that the company is facing challenges in managing its finance because of a large workforce.
- Apr 06, 2017 03:57 PM IST
"About 2,20,935 subscribers participated in the survey out of which, about 1,38,072 (62.5 percent) have reported call drops," the DoT said in a statement.
- Mar 28, 2017 04:28 PM IST
Truecaller will allow the bank to use its 150 million customers to transfer money from the UPI or United Payments Interface application of the bank.
- Mar 24, 2017 05:01 PM IST
The decline in telecom operators' revenues due to falling tariff impacts their capacity to invest and this can also lead to delay in spectrum payment, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
- Mar 02, 2017 09:48 AM IST
J S Deepak, as the Telecom Secretary, a couple of days ago said the government is looking at making spectrum auction an annual event and will reach out to sector regulator Trai for its recommendations.
- Dec 29, 2016 05:56 PM IST
Telecom regulator Trai will again begin drive tests in January to assess call drop and other network issues of various operators, including newcomer Reliance Jio.
- Dec 16, 2016 03:36 PM IST
"Based on a CAG report, licence agreement and extant orders of DoT, demand-cum-show cause notices for Licence Fee (LF) for four financial years have been issued to the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs)," he said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
- Nov 11, 2016 08:42 PM IST
Telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone have relaxed bill payment dates by three days for postpaid accounts following rush at banks due to demonitisation scheme announced by the government.
- Oct 17, 2016 10:16 PM IST
Cellular operators body COAI has said that actual network-related costs incurred by telecom operators should be used to compute the interconnect charges, thereby batting for an increase in mobile termination charge.
- Aug 08, 2016 06:28 PM IST
Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India also feels 1800MHz is going to be the key area of interest among the telcos. He says that even though most of the announcements were positive, the government may not be able to rake in a lot of money.
- Jul 22, 2016 07:07 PM IST
Sources say TRAI is evaluating options to make call drop benchmark rate more stringent. In the consultation paper, the regulator may propose stricter call drop benchmark of less than the current rate of 2 percent.
- Jul 20, 2016 06:00 PM IST
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha that gross block of investments made by private telecom operators increased to Rs 4,31,597 crore in 2014-15, from Rs 3,65,665 crore in 2013-14.
- Jun 20, 2016 02:50 PM IST
"Airtel 2G and Videocon 2G are the only 2 operators who need to improve the quality of the network in Chandigarh," it said.
- Jun 01, 2016 02:50 PM IST
All telecom operators, except RCom and Vodafone, have failed to meet call drop benchmark in Delhi as per a recent test drive for mobile quality of service (QoS)
by telecom regulator TRAI, which is seeking more powers to impose penalty on erring firms
- May 12, 2016 09:10 AM IST
"Out of the total outstanding of Rs 54,828.25 crore, the amount under litigation is Rs 44,380.91 crore pertaining to major telecom service providers," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
- Mar 29, 2016 10:20 PM IST
Calling telecom operators' objection regarding auction of premium spectrum 'paradoxical', Trai Chairman RS Sharma Tuesday questioned their stand as they
have earlier blamed government on airwaves crunch for poor service quality.
- Feb 10, 2016 10:23 PM IST
The company will also explore option of buying or sharing airwaves for wireless services with other telecom operators under spectrum trading and sharing rule as it looks to boost its operations in India, Telenor Group President & CEO Sigve Brekke said.
- Feb 05, 2016 08:13 PM IST
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended a record high base price of Rs 11,485 crore per Mhz for 700 Mhz which alone.
- Jan 14, 2016 10:24 PM IST
"This consultation is examining the issue of Differential Pricing for Data Services. At the very outset, it must be said that the vague responses and claims made by Telcos with regard to 'Level Playing Field' are irrelevant to this question and can be ignored," Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar submitted to Trai in counter comments.
- Jan 13, 2016 10:21 PM IST
The regulator issued directions asking telecom operators to "upload daily cell network parameters data to server of TCCMS (Telecom Consumer Complaint Monitoring System) portal of the authority through web-service within ten days of the date of issue of this direction."
- Jan 05, 2016 09:14 AM IST
"The process of rationalisation for imposition of penalty is under active consideration," Ravi Shankar Prasad said. When asked about the specific time line, the telecom minister said that it will be put in place "very soon".
- Dec 22, 2015 07:58 PM IST
Low-cost calling apps like Ringo are offering service at nearly 90 per cent cheaper rates than telecom operators. However, domestic call services of Ringo were blocked in the same week it started operating.