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COAI seeks more time for new SIM re-verification modes

The current deadline is December 1.

Nov 22, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

Telecom Commission approves extension of deferred spectrum payment

According to sources, the guiding principles for the new telecom policy have been approved. The Telecom Commission will get the draft policy by November 30.

Sep 29, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
Telcos want Trai to defer new call drop rule by six months

Telcos want Trai to defer new call drop rule by six months

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on August 18 issued stricter version of quality of service rules which will be come into effect from October 1. 

Sep 25, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
IUC cut to hit telcos' biz by Rs 5k cr, 2G calls to suffer: COAI

IUC cut to hit telcos' biz by Rs 5k cr, 2G calls to suffer: COAI

Regulator Trai's decision to cut call connection charge rate by more than half, if executed, will hit earnings of old mobile operators to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore in the current fiscal, industry body COAI on Wednesday said.

Sep 20, 2017, 19:37 PM IST

Trai asks Idea to submit Rs 3 crore for overcharging subscribers

The amount is to be deposited in the Telecom Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF) as Idea would not be able to make the refund to subscribers in view of non- availability of the rated call data records.

Aug 25, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Idea, Vodafone lose customers, Airtel adds users in July

The subscriber base of Bharti Airtel reached 28.12 crore in July.

Aug 22, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
COAI seeks equal rules, spectrum road map in new telecom policy

COAI seeks equal rules, spectrum road map in new telecom policy

An inter-ministerial group, which has been constituted to look into the financial issues of the telecom sector and suggest remedial measures, is expected to submit its report later this month.

Aug 04, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
IUC row simmers, Jio says COAI had no business airing views

IUC row simmers, Jio says COAI had no business airing views

He said COAI's responsibilities included ensuring facts are placed on record to inform the discourse.

Jul 27, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
JioPhone at 'effective zero price' clever marketing: COAI

JioPhone at 'effective zero price' clever marketing: COAI

The Reliance Jio's new 4G-enabled feature phone at a fully refundable one-time payment of Rs 1,500 will offer free voice calls to customers with unlimited data when they recharge their account for Rs 24 onward whereas the full-month service will cost Rs 153 only.

Jul 21, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Dual SIM 4G smartphones have network speed issues: IT minister

Dual SIM 4G smartphones have network speed issues: IT minister

In March, industry body COAI has alleged that there has been a "massive influx of untested and uncertified smartphones" which are affecting network quality and responsible for high call drops in the country.

Jul 19, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Mobile towers 'completely safe', insists COAI

Cellular association COAI on Wednesday sought to play down health concerns related to mobile towers, saying they emit a low level of radiation within the prescribed norms and are "completely safe".

Apr 12, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
Jio's new pricing will continue to bleed industry: COAI

Jio's new pricing will continue to bleed industry: COAI

Cellular operators' body COAI has said Reliance Jio's latest pricing will continue to bleed the industry and there is risk of cascading impact on banks and others that have large exposure to the telecom sector.

Apr 02, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
COAI favours auction in 2018, wants market to settle down

COAI favours auction in 2018, wants market to settle down

Cellular operators' body COAI has said the government should not rush to spectrum auction this year and instead, allow the market to settle down in the wake of recent mergers and acquisitions.

Mar 27, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

TRAI examining BSNL's new app-based calling service; view soon

Telecom regulator TRAI is examining the limited fixed mobile telephony services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd following objections raised by the cellular operators, and a decision is expected soon.

Feb 19, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

GSM mobile additions at 5.15 million in January: COAI

The Indian telecom industry added 5.15 million mobile subscribers in January this year, which was lower than the 8.18 million subscribers added in December.

Feb 17, 2017, 20:57 PM IST
Govt halves revenue estimate from telecom to Rs 44,300 crore

Govt halves revenue estimate from telecom to Rs 44,300 crore

Following muted response to spectrum auction, government has slashed revenue expectation from the telecom sector by 55 per cent to Rs 44,342.2 crore for 2017-18, indicating no sale of airwaves for mobile services next fiscal.

Feb 01, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
BSNL's app-based calling service need to stop: Cellular operators to TRAI

BSNL's app-based calling service need to stop: Cellular operators to TRAI

The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has written to Indian telecom regulator TRAI to seek its intervention to immediately stop state-run BSNL's app-based calling service.

Jan 28, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

COAI approaches TRAI against BSNL's new limited fixed mobile telephony services

Cellular operators under COAI have approached telecom regulator TRAI against state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL's) new limited fixed mobile telephony services.

Jan 27, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
 Reliance Jio skips COAI executive meet to oppose voting norms

Reliance Jio skips COAI executive meet to oppose voting norms

The infighting within the cellular operators association is showing no signs of let-up, with newcomer Reliance Jio deciding not to participate in COAI's quarterly executive committee meeting held late last week.

 

Nov 13, 2016, 17:40 PM IST
COAI DG rules out overhaul of voting rules, apology to RJio

COAI DG rules out overhaul of voting rules, apology to RJio

Rejecting RJio's demand for an apology over issuing a press statement calling it a "Back Door Operator", cellular industry body COAI's DG Rajan Mathews ruled out an immediate overhaul of proportionate voting norms of the association, as demanded by the new entrant.

Sep 29, 2016, 17:35 PM IST