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Telecos to lose $400 mn on abolition of roaming charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 21:31

Abolition of roaming charges as proposed in the draft National Telecom Policy 2011 is expected to result in a revenue loss of about USD 400 million for leading telecom service providers.

Govt to allow spectrum sharing

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 00:24

The government will let cellular carriers share airwaves and allow for consolidation in a crowded industry that has been battered by ferocious competition as well as a licensing scandal that may have cost New Delhi up to USD 39 billion in lost revenue.

Policy aims at converging mobile, multimedia, broadcast service

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 21:39

The draft New Telecom Policy, unveiled Monday, aims to converge mobile telephony, multimedia and broadcast services, to offer superior experience to customers.

Telecom stocks gain up to 3% on draft policy announcement

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 21:34

Led by Bharti Airtel, telecom companies gained up to 3 percent on the BSE after the government unveiled a new policy that will help users avail free roaming services across the country and inter-circle mobile number portability.

Sibal for infra status to telecom; rationalisation of taxes

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 21:10

With telecom industry revenues coming under pressure and funding becoming difficult, the telecom ministry Monday proposed infrastructure status for the sector and suggested rationalising of taxes and levies.

Telecom industry positive on NTP draft

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 21:04

Welcoming the draft National Telecom Policy (NTP), industry players Monday expressed confidence that spectrum would be made available at affordable price, and levies would be rationalised on par with other countries.

Govt to review TRAI, Telegraph acts: Sibal

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 20:50

The telecom ministry Monday said it will review TRAI Act and Indian Telegraph Act to address regulatory inadequacies and impediments in the effective discharge of their functions.