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).
Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei may suffer badly with Indian telcos set to curtail capex
- October 26, 2019
- Economic Times
They added that with balance sheets of the two telcos likely to be further weakened, existing tenancies and future growth of telecom tower companies like Bharti Infratel could be at risk as well.
Jio says calls are no longer free, signals an end to tariff war
- October 10, 2019
- Live Mint
Jio’s move to charge users 6 paise/min for calls to rivals' network will come as a major relief for Airtel and Voda Idea, which have been bleeding because of cut-price tariffs. As of June-end, 64% of Jio’s traffic was outgoing. Airtel, Voda Idea could gain if date of scrapping IUC is postponed.