The Indian telecom watchdog's decision to penalise mobile phone service providers for call drops is fraught with glitches as it ignores issues like technical hurdles in assigning reasons, poor spectrum policy and obstacles in roll-out of towers, analysts maintain.
Ahead of his company's much-awaited 4G services launch, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani Tuesday said the country is on the verge of a digital revolution where every village will be connected with an optic fibre cable thus making it a strong knowledge economy.
Noted technocrat Sam Pitroda, who is credited as the father of the nation's telecom revolution, Tuesday flayed the Narendra Modi government for snatching away all the credit for the digital revolution started by Rajiv Gandhi, saying Modi "did not" initiate the digital India drive.
Telecom regulator TRAI mandating compensating subscribers for up to three call drops in a day is likely to impact pre-tax profit of Bharti Airtel and Idea by up to 7-8 percent, leading brokerages said even as they expressed doubts over how the policy will be implemented.
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