Telcos' dues, penalties to weigh heavily on vendors, tower cos
- January 18, 2020
- Economic Times
Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers and American Tower Corp (ATC) are bracing for a possible hit on their tower tenancies, because of the financial strain on customers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea from the thousands of crores they need to pay the government.
Floor price for telecom, a boon for ailing telcos, could disrupt Digital India
- January 2, 2020
- Live Mint
The demand for a floor price for mobile services comes at a time when 2 of the 3 telcos have posted record losses. The Cellular Operators Association of India, which represents Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea, has welcomed the development.
Tariff hikes, stay on IUC may help green shoots sprout in telecom.
- December 27, 2019
- Live Mint
The outcome of adjusted gross revenue issue and the amount payable along with funding mix may set the tone for the year. In a heavy blow to telcos, the Supreme Court had upheld the government’s definition of revenue.
SEVERAL POLICY TWISTS AND TURNS DRIVE THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY TO A CORNER
- November 21, 2019
- Industry Global News 24
Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it, "the saying goes. Government policy has left much to be desired for India's telecom sector over the past 25 years. Not only have errors been replicated, but the industry has also had to deal with various policy flip-flops.
What if Reliance Jio's wish to see Vodafone-Idea, Airtel fall comes true?
- November 7, 2019
- Business Today
Although Jio has said that the rival telcos have financial strength to pay AGR dues of over Rs 92,000 crore, it also said that the failure of its rival operators will not have an impact on the sector dynamics.
Why the SC verdict on AGR does not validate Indian telecom licensing regime
November 2, 2019 , On Thursday, the Supreme Court, settled a 15-year-old dispute between the government and incumbent companies including Airtel and The companies had disputed payments claimed by the government on account of licence fees and spectrum usage charges (SUC).