Tuesday, 17 May, 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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

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.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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