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Online video streaming services like Netflix will not provide HD content for mobile data users under India's Covid-19 lockdown (representational image) | Photo: Bloomberg

Hotstar, Netflix urged to stop ads, HD content as coronavirus lockdown overloads internet

Telecom industry tells 11 streaming platforms it is experiencing pressure and wants them to use data as minimally and efficiently as possible.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo : Manish Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to back down on dues of Vodafone Idea, Airtel

Supreme Court said it will consider proposal by Modi government seeking a 20-year payment plan for dues worth Rs 1.4 lakh crore.
A woman speaks on the telephone in Auwar Village in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh (Representational image)

This is how the telecom sector was rescued from bankruptcy in 1999

India’s brush with mobile telephony started in the mid-1990s, but the beginning was far from smooth.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea has 6 options to save itself. But none of them look good

Vodafone Idea has to pay the govt Rs 28,000 crore by 17 March but it is struggling with mounting losses and debt and has few options.

Jio, Airtel, Vodafone hike rates: Indians being punished by policies made after 2G scam?

India’s debt-ridden telecom players Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel, along with Reliance Jio Sunday announced tariff hikes of 14-67 per cent.
A Bharti Airtel Ltd. store in New Delhi

Bharti Airtel posts record loss after making provision to pay Rs 30,710 crore to govt

Bharti Airtel is selling assets & paying down debt while losing money on its operations and facing a SC ruling to pay overdue fees related to spectrum & licences.
A cyclist rides passed a Vodafone Group Plc logo at the company's exhibition space during the CeBIT 2018 tech fair in Hanover, Germany. | Photographer: Kriztian Bocsi | Bloomberg

Vodafone Idea going bust will badly damage India’s attraction for investors

Modi government should see the folly of effectively turning the telecom industry into a two-horse race between Jio and Airtel.

Vodafone’s India venture at risk of collapse if Modi govt doesn’t back off on fees: CEO

The Supreme Court recently ordered Vodafone to pay $4 billion in past dues for spectrum fees.
A cyclist rides passed a Vodafone Group Plc logo at the company's exhibition space during the CeBIT 2018 tech fair in Hanover, Germany. | Photographer: Kriztian Bocsi | Bloomberg

Vodafone Idea seeks debt revamp as losses mount and users bolt

Vodafone Idea has warned lenders that it won’t be able to honour its commitments for long under current conditions.
Representational image | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Telecom revolution took India to 21st century. The state is taking it backwards

Between rapacious bureaucracy, corrupt politicians, crony businesses and economics-agnostic judiciary, we have created conditions for a telecom crisis.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.