BSNL uses 60 percent of its revenue in paying employee salaries. This is much higher for MTNL, which mainly operates in Mumbai and Delhi
He will report to Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal.
Sources privy to the development told that Indo Teleports, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, has applied to the Telecom Department for the said licence and that the proposal is currently under examination.
Both firms have sought permissions to monetise their land assets as well as support for the voluntary retirement scheme for its employees.
An official said employees should expect a delay in their March salaries as well even though cash flows in this particular month are higher due to billing from the enterprise business
Should TRAI, and the Department of Telecom, seek to regulate WhatsApp and other messaging platforms like SMS, Mark Zuckerberg may have no option but to pull out of India.
DoT is said to be expecting the two operators to legally challenge the one-time spectrum charge
SBI has invited applications for different posts across India for the special officers' cadre.
The mega fund-raising plans outlined by Bharti Airtel comes just days after Vodafone and Aditya Birla Group said they will infuse over Rs 18,000 crore into India's largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd through a rights issue.
The comments come at a time when developed markets like the US, Australia and New Zealand have taken a position against the use of equipment by Chinese vendors, particularly Huawei.
Jio reported a revenue of Rs 10,380 crore in October-December quarter, beating Rs 10,060 crore revenue of Bharti, but lagged Rs 11,700 crore of Vodafone-Idea.
He said the telecom regulator TRAI recommended price is very high, as for 5G every operator will require over 100 megahertz.
The GSMA, which groups 300 operators worldwide, has pushed back against US calls on its European allies to bar Huawei Technologies over concerns the firm is too close to the Chinese state and its equipment may be open to cyber spies.
Apart from Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia are the two other major telecom vendors.
This trial is part of Bharti Airtel's strategy to make its network future ready to meet the growing demand for high speed data in India.
Public sector firms BSNL and MTNL have sought financial support, 4G spectrum and approvals for asset sales as part of their revival plans.
Vodafone said it had made an ultra-high-resolution 4K video call during trials in Madrid and Barcelona, at speeds 10 times faster than current 4G technology.
The country's largest telecom operator plans to use the funds for lowering its debt, which stood at Rs 1,23,660 crore at the end of 2018.
TRAI has asked DoT to apprise it of the decision taken by the government on the said recommendations.
TRAI earlier noted that only 65 percent of cable services subscribers and 35 percent of DTH subscribers have migrated to the new MRP regime, prompting it to extend the deadline to March-end for those who haven't migrated.
During the hearing, senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Ericsson India, said there was wilful disobedience of apex court's orders and contempt action should be initiated against them.
The regulator had on February 12 extended the timeline for consumers to make their channel preferences till March 31, 2019.
A source in Department of Telecom (DoT) said that the claims are spread over the last many years and that the request is currently under examination.
Chairman R S Sharma said of the nine crore TV homes that have made their channel preferences clear, 6.5 crore are cable TV homes and 2.5 crore are DTH homes.
Apple’s iPhones are not in sync with consumer needs unlike Chinese smartphones that come with seamless local integration.