Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicIndian telecom services

Topic: Indian telecom services

Supreme Court gives telecom firms 10 years to clear AGR dues, 10% to be paid by March

A three-judge bench led by Justice Arun Mishra said the time was extended due to Covid-19 pandemic and nonpayment of dues will lead to contempt proceedings.

This is how India ruined its mobile phone companies

High fees, frequent policy flip-flops & endless tax demands from govt’s that treated carriers as cash cows have driven most of the operators aground.

India unveils plan to roll-out 5G services by 2022 to catch up with S. Korea, Japan & China

5G services will be driven by demand and the telecom industry needs to take note of this says Telecom secretary Aruna Sundarajan. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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