Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicTelecom companies

Topic: Telecom companies

Mahesh Jethmalani calls CAA ‘humanitarian’, Jindal’s C Raj Kumar says it won’t pass SC

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Nawab Malik’s ‘Pawar play’, Sanjay Raut on break-ups & who’s buttering who…

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Vodafone Idea, Airtel sending out distress signals. But they are only paying for their sins

Both Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have pinned their losses to Supreme Court’s recent ruling. Media has described their current state as ‘bruised, battered and bleeding’.

Telecom crisis, targeting e-commerce: Is Ease of Doing Business in Modi’s India a myth?

India’s telecom crisis has deepened with Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel having to cough up thousands of crores in dues to the government.

Do debt-hit private telecom firms need helping hand? Panel of civil servants to decide

India’s telecom sector has shrunk from a dozen operators to just three private firms, after Reliance Jio debuted in 2016 with free calls & cheap data.

Supreme Court allows Centre to recover Rs 92,000 crore from Airtel, Vodafone, other telecoms

The central govt is owed around Rs 21,600 crore in licence fee from Airtel, around Rs 19,800 crore from Vodafone while Reliance Communications owes Rs 16,400 crore.

Here’s what Modi govt must do when 5G arrives: give spectrum free to Jio, Airtel & others

Left to itself, telecom industry will take years to come up with the capital needed to exploit 5G opportunity. So, Modi government must step in.

India’s 5G shift & Digital Village plan have hit a hurdle: Telecom sector’s Rs 7.7 trillion debt

New Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government plans to hold 5G spectrum auction in 2019, but industry players aren't ready.

Success, not failure, could be the reason why investment demand is still sluggish

Better highways mean trucks can carry bigger loads, so demand for trucks is falling. Such improved productivity must be taken into GDP consideration, but is it?

Idea-Vodafone merger to create country’s largest telecom operator

The merged entity, Vodafone Idea Ltd is all set to overtake Bharti Airtel with a subscriber base of over 40.8 crore.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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