The request for setting floor price was made in early 2020 after the Supreme Court’s judgement on the AGR case
A cloud-based omni-channel communications platform, Airtel IQ, aims to enable brands to deepen engagement with customers through timely and secure communication, a company statement said, terming the move as a "game changer" for the fast-evolving Indian enterprise communication segment.
The move by Reliance Jio to develop an indigenous 5G solution has not only put the Indian R&D ecosystem at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies development around the world, but also spurred the innovation spirit among other ecosystem players
Correction in Airtel's stock price offers high margin of safety to investors
The agreement marks a significant step forward in India’s advance towards becoming the pivot around which global developments on 5G take place
Private 5G networks remove the need for businesses to jostle for speed with others on a public network and help enable data-intensive applications that use computer vision, augmented reality and machine learning to increase productivity.
The total capital expenditure or capex requirement when it comes to 5G rollout for Mumbai alone is seen at Rs 10,000 crore, and Rs 8,700 crore for Delhi, the report said.
The US terms the alternatives “safer” and “with fewer strings attached.”
Although industry's overall wireless subscribers rose nearly 3.5 million in July -- the first month of such gains since February -- the total `active subscribers'' count in July actually fell 2.1 million, as per TRAI data.
"The government of India has, inter-alia, approved the mandatory utilisation of capacities of BSNL and MTNL by all ministries/departments of government of India, CPSEs, central autonomous bodies,” a memorandum issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said.
The move translates into key business and technology benefits such as "significant cost reduction" and streamlining operational complexity, as Vodafone Idea chases new revenue streams and opportunities backed by a future-ready network to leverage the transformational power of 5G going forward, a joint release said.
The note by JM Financial titled `A tale of supremacy, defence and survival’ said with consolidation of India’s telecom industry largely complete, the wireless industry’s revenue is expected to double to about Rs 2,60,000 crore by 2024-25 as ARPU hike looks "inevitable".
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) -- whose members include Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, etc -- is doing regular follow-up on promises made by the government in National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP), 2018, COAI Director General S P Kochhar told PTI.
The September quarter results will give a picture of the economy as it emerges from the pandemic and investors will look for cues on what to expect in the rest of FY21
A final decision on allowing Huawei to build India’s 5G networks remains an open one. The government’s position on Huawei has changed from initial divergence to pronounced caution. The government’s changed position is reflected in how it is viewing the issue with a security lens now
Further, the company said it is in the best position to upgrade 2G customers also to 4G, but it will continue with basic voice based services to its 2G subscribers.
China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE will be kept out of India’s plans to roll out its 5G telecom network.
Operational telecom operators are expected to pay Rs 12,921 crore by March 31, of which close to 80 percent has to be paid by Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel.
Adoption of India-specific 5G radio interface technology is also likely to be opposed as it could impede interoperability
OTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the internet and ride on an operator's network. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Hike are some of the popular and widely-used OTT services.
TRAI chief RS Sharma also said that telcos are “free to increase tariffs” and TRAI would not interfere in the tariff plans at all.
It further said another tariff hike of at least 20 percent is probable in the next 12 months.
At a virtual briefing on Monday, Ravinder Takkar, MD and CEO, Vodafone Idea Limited said the company, in the past, had not shied from raising tariffs, which are under forbearance but insisted that the regulator and the government should take a call on fixing a minimum floor price.
The Supreme Court verdict is not as beneficial for Vodafone Idea as it is to Bharti Airtel. Vodafone was looking forward to a 20-year payment cycle which has now reduced to 10 years.
The Supreme Court has chosen to tread the middle path between ensuring that telecom companies pay up, while also trying to accommodate their legitimate concerns