Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicTelecom companies

Topic: Telecom companies

Govt stake in cash-strapped Vodafone Idea could be a boon — provided it has an exit plan

Rules-based framework should be put in place up front for govt to exit from Vi, sell 35.8% stake to public. This should prevent future govts from treating it permanently as PSU.

Good to see telecom crisis resolved. Govt should promote competition to boost private sector

Greater private participation in a sector isn’t enough. It needs to be accompanied with a conducive environment for promoting competition.

Spam SMSes get ‘free highway’ as TRAI suspends filter. Here’s why you have to bear with it

TRAI has suspended for 7 days the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018, which put in place a mechanism to vet messages before they reach customers.

US FCC moves against China Telecom and Huawei citing national security

The agency ordered carriers to remove equipment made by Huawei, and commenced a proceeding asking whether to end China Telecom (Americas) Corp.’s permission to operate in the US.

Illegal signal boosters dot Delhi, interfere with mobile network, telecom dept cracks down

The telecom dept carried out an inspection last week, issuing around 40 notices to immediately take down such illegal third-party equipment.

Bickering govt, court delays, Rs 42,000 cr hanging – story of India’s bankruptcy delays

Telecom payments case is another example of how govt branches are delaying bankruptcy settlements while banks suffer the world’s worst bad debt ratios.

Dear Narendra Modi, please suspend your PR for just two years and focus on India

We need to think beyond post-Covid recovery and ask the larger question: how do we get back to 7-8% GDP growth?

New tensions on LAC shouldn’t escalate like Galwan. Raise diplomacy stakes to push China back

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SC seeks details of spectrum sharing pact between Reliance Communications & Jio in AGR case

The top court also asked the Department of Telecom to file the requisite documents in this regard and posted the matter for further hearing on 17 August.

How will you recover AGR dues from telecom companies facing insolvency, SC asks DoT

The apex court also said it needs to ascertain the bonafides of the telecom companies who have gone under proceedings under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.