Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicTelecom Industry

Topic: Telecom Industry

Bharti Airtel stumbles on high income tax expense, misses quarterly profit estimate

India’s second-largest telecom carrier, helmed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, posted a 2.8% fall in net income to Rs 830 crores for the quarter ended 31 December 2021.

Air India chief Rajiv Bansal appointed as Civil Aviation Secretary

K Rajaraman, additional secretary in the Dept of Economic Affairs, was also appointed as Telecommunications Secretary during a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle Wednesday.

Global investors are afraid to look at Indian telecom market. Vodafone CEO can change that

A true revival of the Indian telecom sector will require an optimistic view of the future, which is a difficult ask given the industry’s chequered past.

Govt relief package for telecom sector should end the crisis, encourage entry of newer players

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4-year moratorium, 100% FDI via automatic route: Cabinet approves major telecom reforms

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnav said 9 structural reforms were approved in the sector, adding these measures are expected to ease the cash flow issues being faced by some people.

India could lag in 5G race if govt doesn’t make airwaves cheaper, says telecom industry body

Lowering airwaves base price has been a longstanding industry demand. However, proceeds from 5G auction, likely next year, is an important revenue source that could help spur pandemic-hit economy.

Why bankruptcy logjams make India no country for dying firms

No two bankruptcies are the same, but India’s processes for handling them have some common deficiencies. It’s still not too late to turn the bankruptcy regime into a real institution.

Radiowaves valued at Rs 3.92 lakh crore up for bidding as spectrum auctions begin

Spectrum will be offered for assignment for a validity period of 20 years. Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea submitted a total EMD of Rs 13,475 crore for the auctions.

CM Amarinder Singh’s appeal fails, 150 more telecom towers destroyed by protesting farmers

Protesting farmers in Punjab have vandalised and damaged a total 1,338 towers, mostly of Reliance Jio, snapping connectivity.

25 years since India made first mobile phone call, time to focus on self-reliance, Modi says

Modi requested the telecom sector to ensure greater security at all levels against threats. Mukesh Ambani called for urgent policy changes to move from 2G to 5G.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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