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Want to see business plan to tackle arrears, issues: Centre asks Voda Idea

Vi is also in talks with Indus Towers which has asked Vi to pay its dues of Rs 7,000 crore by November or face action

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Asked whether the DoT has a contingency plan if the Vi turnaround plan does not work out and the conversion does not go through, the official said that remains to be seen

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Vodafone Idea (Vi) to come back to it with a business plan soon in light of its decision not to launch 5G services for now (unlike its competitors Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel) and in view of its assessment of the possible impact of BSNL’s impending launch of 4G in a few months and then 5G by August 15.  

“We are worried about Vi as we want to have three private players and one government player in the market. The global trend now is to have two to three players.  The conversion of

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 11:31 PM IST

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