Telecom Sector

Govt to help workers laid-off by telcos: Secy

Govt to help workers laid-off by telcos: Secy

Some estimates peg the number of job losses in the sector, which has been passing through choppy waters after the launch of the aggressive offerings by the deep-pocketed Reliance Jio, at over 90,000.

May 18, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
Telcos' revenue dips 8.6% to Rs 2.55 lakh crore; govt collections from licence fee

Telcos' revenue dips 8.6% to Rs 2.55 lakh crore; govt collections from licence fee

The gross revenue for the sector stood at Rs 2.79 lakh crore in 2016.

May 04, 2018, 17:22 PM IST
Draft telecom policy aims 40 lakh jobs, $100 bn investment, 50 Mbps broadband speed

Draft telecom policy aims 40 lakh jobs, $100 bn investment, 50 Mbps broadband speed

The draft also proposes to address woes of the sector by reviewing licence fees, spectrum usage charges, universal service obligation fund levy - all of which add to cost of telecom services.

May 02, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Mobile internet users in India may reach 47.8 crore by June 2018: Report

Mobile internet users in India may reach 47.8 crore by June 2018: Report

The number of mobile internet users stood at 45.6 crore in December 2017, over 17% higher than December 2016.

Mar 29, 2018, 20:38 PM IST
Nokia 1 with Reliance Jio Rs 2,200 cashback! Here's how you can avail this offer

Nokia 1 with Reliance Jio Rs 2,200 cashback! Here's how you can avail this offer

Cashback of Rs 2,200 will be credited in form of 44 cashback vouchers of Rs. 50 each in MyJio app of a customer upon performing recharge on Nokia 1.

Mar 29, 2018, 20:21 PM IST
Good News! Telecom sector to create 1 crore jobs by 2023, says Govt body

Good News! Telecom sector to create 1 crore jobs by 2023, says Govt body

The telecom industry, which has been witnessing job losses due to consolidation, is expected to create over 10 million employment opportunities in the next five years.

Mar 25, 2018, 18:30 PM IST
Singtel's play in Airtel a confidence vote; telecom at a trough: Fitch

Singtel's play in Airtel a confidence vote; telecom at a trough: Fitch

Yesterday, Singtel announced that it will invest Rs 2,649 cr in Bharti Telecom to raise its stake in the holding company of Bharti Airtel to 48.9%.

Feb 06, 2018, 21:52 PM IST
Idea offers up to Rs 2,000 cashback on Karbonn phones

Idea offers up to Rs 2,000 cashback on Karbonn phones

The move comes at a time when telecom sector has entered into a fresh round of tariff war and offers.

Jan 30, 2018, 20:38 PM IST
Trai to meet telcos on international termination rates

Trai to meet telcos on international termination rates

The international settlement rates or international termination charge to be paid to the Indian access provider is decided domestically.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:34 PM IST
Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

Among the solutions prescribed by experts are setting up of a Telecom Finance Corporation and giving the industry priority sector lending (PSL) status.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

Telecom prospects robust; stress a temporary situation: Govt

Speaking at the India Economic Summit here, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the government is fully cognisant of its role to provide an enabling environment and level playing field, but the market developments would require businesses to take their own decisions.

Oct 06, 2017, 21:20 PM IST

As telecom sector reels, need for government to step in (News Analysis)

One of the reasons is the high levies imposed on the sector. Industry bodies have often in the past bemoaned the fact that the Indian levy on the sector is in the 30 per cent-plus range. 

Oct 04, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

TRAI to strengthen MySpeed app; whitepaper by month-end

Trai hopes to finalise, by month-end, views on parameters for measuring data speeds for wireless broadband.

Oct 03, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

TRAI to strengthen MySpeed app; whitepaper by month-end

Trai hopes to finalise, by month-end, views on parameters for measuring data speeds for wireless broadband.

Oct 03, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Govt keeping watch on financial stress in telecom sector: Sinha

Admitting that some players in the sector were feeling financially stressed, he said telecom is a "success story" and the government will ensure its continuity.

Sep 27, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Anil Ambani says telecom sector in ICCU, warns of monopoly

Anil Ambani says telecom sector in ICCU, warns of monopoly

He also promised to get RCom out of its difficulties by March 2018, saying its lenders are supportive of all its actions.

Sep 26, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Telecom sector under stress, banks not lending: Anil Ambani

He said the telecom sector needed a minimum of Rs 100,000 crore a year to expand and maintain quality of service.

Sep 26, 2017, 18:43 PM IST

Telecom Commission defers decision on IMG proposals, seeks more details

The commission, the highest policy-making body in the telecom sector, met here on Friday to consider the proposals put forth by the IMG to tackle the financial stress.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:54 PM IST
Reliance Communications posts Rs 1,210-crore loss in June quarter

Reliance Communications posts Rs 1,210-crore loss in June quarter

This is the third straight quarter loss for the debt- ladden firm, besides, it has not been able to recover from the pressure of aggressive tariff war triggered after the entry of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Aug 12, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
'Telecom sector received FDI worth over $9.79 billion from 2014-15'

'Telecom sector received FDI worth over $9.79 billion from 2014-15'

The country received foreign direct investment (FDI) of over USD 9.79 billion since 2014-15 in the telecom sector, Parliament was informed on Wednesday

Aug 02, 2017, 18:29 PM IST