Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicTelecom sector

Topic: telecom sector

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

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Modi govt amends telecom suspension rules, restricts internet shutdowns to 15 days

Amendment puts 15-day time limit on validity of orders issued under the telecom suspension rules, which earlier only specified who had the power to order a suspension of services.

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.

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.

Airtel pays Rs 10,000 crore towards statutory dues as it rushes to meet DoT deadline

Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charge, to the govt. The company had earlier said it will pay the remaining before 17 March.

RBI Governor says will have internal discussions for issues on SC order over telecom dues

Supreme Court threatened contempt proceedings against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and other telecoms Friday for failing to comply with directive to pay past dues.

Great Indian telecom mess: How a missed chance threatens existence of prized PSUs

Conflict over what constitutes adjusted gross revenues is behind the telecom mess, which now threatens PSUs such as GAIL, Oil India, DMRC.

Supreme Court orders telecom companies to pay Rs 92,000 crore to govt

A 3-judge Supreme Court bench rejected an appeal by telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, which have been struggling to reduce debt.

Vodafone Idea not shutting down. Modi govt can ill afford it

Both Vodafone Idea and Airtel are losing customers at a rapid rate and Reliance Jio is gaining at their expense.

Dainik Bhaskar sees economic recession, Amar Ujala want govt intervention in telecom crisis

A round up of the Hindi newspapers opinion pages to reflect the viewpoint from the heartland on topical issues.

On Camera

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File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photographer: Cate Dingley | Bloomberg

Imran Khan should brace for civil-military tensions with first National Security Policy

The mess is greater than what NSA Moeed Yusuf could clean. Geo-economics needs civil-military balance, which hasn't been addressed.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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