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Telcos call for tax reforms in telecom sector in Union Budget 2024-25

COAI has restated calls to stop USOF payments, reduce customs duty on equipment

Telcos call for tax reforms in telecom sector in Union Budget 2024-25
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 11:41 AM IST

Monthly prepaid ARPU crosses Rs 150 for the first time in Q4 FY24

Monthly prepaid ARPUs have consistently risen for more than six quarters, but the pace has been slow

Monthly prepaid ARPU crosses Rs 150 for the first time in Q4 FY24
Updated On : 09 Jul 2024 | 9:41 PM IST
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 11:14 PM IST

Scindia sets up six advisory panels to energise the telecom sector

The move was spearheaded by communications minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who took charge earlier this month

Scindia sets up six advisory panels to energise the telecom sector
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 12:30 AM IST

Right approach

Annual, need-based spectrum auction is a win-win for all

Right approach
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 10:53 PM IST

5G Spectrum auction Day 1: Govt receives bids worth Rs 11,000 crore

Five rounds of auction saw telcos focus on four spectrum bands

5G Spectrum auction Day 1: Govt receives bids worth Rs 11,000 crore
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 11:49 PM IST

Submit monthly data on spam complaints, Trai tells telecom companies

"Essential details for the registration of complaints should be automatically populated if users grant permission to access their call logs and other relevant data," the regulator said

Submit monthly data on spam complaints, Trai tells telecom companies
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 9:44 PM IST

Trai suggests digital terrestrial broadcasting to mobile devices

With over 300 million households in India there are more than 100 million without a television connection

Trai suggests digital terrestrial broadcasting to mobile devices
Updated On : 22 Jun 2024 | 12:12 AM IST

Govt plans telecom PLI scheme revamp, may focus on MSMEs and exports

Focus to remain on absorbing more export-oriented segments, involving greater number of MSMEs

Govt plans telecom PLI scheme revamp, may focus on MSMEs and exports
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 12:11 AM IST

Notifying new telecom rules DoT's focus for first 100 days: Officials

Terms of reference for satellite spectrum allocation, processes for data interception in the works, say officials

Notifying new telecom rules DoT's focus for first 100 days: Officials
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 11:09 PM IST

GX Group eyes 66% revenue growth to Rs 500 cr in 2 yrs, to double exports

Telecom gear maker GX Group expects its revenue to grow by 66 per cent to Rs 500 crore by financial year 2026, on account of growth in domestic business as well as exports, a top company official has said. The company makes Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) gears that are required to run fibre-based broadband networks. GX Group also makes routers and switches as well as Internet of Things (IoT) devices in India. GX Group CEO Paritosh Prajapati told PTI that the company is looking to expand its manufacturing unit in India with an investment of Rs 100 crore in the current financial year. According to him, benefits from the telecom production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme are one of the key growth drivers for the company. "We have achieved a 40 per cent year-on-year (YoY) growth in consecutive years, supporting us to grow from a Rs 300 crore to a Rs 500 crore company within the next two financial years. "We are planning to build India as our Global hub, therefore, we are ...

GX Group eyes 66% revenue growth to Rs 500 cr in 2 yrs, to double exports
Updated On : 09 Jun 2024 | 2:52 PM IST

Trai issues consultation paper for revising national numbering plan

With a tele-density of 85.69 percent as of March 31, 2024, the regulator expects the current total of 1,199.28 million telephone subscribers to continue rising

Trai issues consultation paper for revising national numbering plan
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 9:51 PM IST

Govt directs telecom industry to block incoming international spoofed calls

The government has directed telecom operators to block all incoming international spoofed calls that display Indian mobile numbers, an official statement said on Sunday. The Department of Telecom (DoT) said that it has been reported that fraudsters are making international spoofed calls displaying Indian mobile numbers to Indian citizens and committing cyber-crime and financial frauds. Such calls appear to be originating within India but are being made by cyber-criminals from abroad by manipulating the calling line identity (CLI) and have been misused in recent cases of fake digital arrests, FedEx scams, drugs or narcotics in courier, impersonation as government and police officials, disconnections of mobile numbers by DoT or TRAI officials, etc. "DoT and Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have devised a system to identify and block such international spoofed calls from reaching any Indian telecom subscriber. Now directions have been issued to the TSPs for blocking such incoming ...

Govt directs telecom industry to block incoming international spoofed calls
Updated On : 26 May 2024 | 11:23 PM IST

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise eyes €100 million revenue from India in 3-5 years

Headquartered in Paris, France, ALE has a presence in more than 50 countries globally. In India, the company has around 250 employees

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise eyes €100 million revenue from India in 3-5 years
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 11:03 PM IST

VIL shareholders approve plan to raise authorised share capital to Rs 1 trn

Debt-ridden telco Vodafone Idea shareholders have approved a proposal to raise its authorised share capital to Rs 1 lakh crore and issue equity shares on a preferential basis to promoter group firm Oriana Investments, a regulatory filing said on Thursday. According to the scrutiniser report of the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held on May 8, all special resolutions have been approved by the majority of the shareholders, with a minuscule percentage of voters opposing them. "All the resolutions mentioned in the EGM Notice....stand passed with requisite majority," the scrutiniser report said. Vodafone Idea (VIL) has sought shareholders' nod to raise companies authorised share capital to Rs 1 lakh crore from Rs 75,000 crore, following its recent Rs 18,000 crore follow-on offering (FPO). The company had also sought shareholders' nod to issue preferential shares worth Rs 2,075 crore to promoter group firm Oriana Investments Pte- an Aditya Birla Group entity.

VIL shareholders approve plan to raise authorised share capital to Rs 1 trn
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 10:58 PM IST

Vi plans to be 5G ready by FY26-end, raise tariffs in coming quarters

The telco expects to increase its ARPU by continuously upgrading subscribers from 2G to 4G

Vi plans to be 5G ready by FY26-end, raise tariffs in coming quarters
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 10:11 PM IST

Analysts wary of Vodafone Idea's falling subscribers, broadband users

'Recent fundraise could have a bearing on subscriber additions '

Analysts wary of Vodafone Idea's falling subscribers, broadband users
Updated On : 06 May 2024 | 10:20 PM IST

In the works: Telecom Patent Fund to access costly tech, drive innovation

DoT plans fund to acquire critical licences from global firms for startups and SMEs, boost indigenous R&D

In the works: Telecom Patent Fund to access costly tech, drive innovation
Updated On : 29 Apr 2024 | 11:25 PM IST

BSNL's 4G subscriber base reaches 800K, 5G rollout likely within 12 months

Though DoT officials were earlier eyeing a 5G launch by the end of the year, the plan has now been deferred to next year

BSNL's 4G subscriber base reaches 800K, 5G rollout likely within 12 months
Updated On : 29 Apr 2024 | 11:23 PM IST

Telecom operators seek ban on illegal WiFi devices running on 6 GHz

The industry body argued that the utilization of such WiFi devices operating in the 6 GHz band will render customers responsible for these unauthorized transmissions, placing liability on consumers

Telecom operators seek ban on illegal WiFi devices running on 6 GHz
Updated On : 29 Apr 2024 | 7:59 PM IST