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Industry in agreement on need to cut levies, streamline GST issues: COAI

In the letter dated November 27, the COAI also demanded regulatory levies like spectrum payment, licence fee and spectrum usage charges be exempt from GST levy.

Dec 13, 2018, 12:33 PM IST

COAI says debt restructuring, cut in levies must to alleviate telecom stress

The COAI's comments assume significance given that hectic parleys continue between the government and industry over liquidity concerns in telecom sector.

Nov 23, 2018, 14:54 PM IST

COAI favours 5G auctions only around second half of 2019

The advent of 5G is seen as the next technological frontier, and India is positioning itself as a globally synchronised player in the design, development and manufacturing of 5G-based technology, products and application.

Jun 22, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

Total mobile subscribers base grows to 988.49 million in Jan 2018: Report

Amongst the individual companies, Bharti Airtel Ltd continues to hold the top position, with 29.50% market share.

Feb 23, 2018, 19:37 PM IST

COAI seeks relief on tax demand over rebate on SIM sale

Telecom companies transfer prepaid vouchers and SIM cards to independent distributors at a discount, who then sell them to retailers and subscribers.

Jan 11, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

Extension of Aadhaar-mobile linkage deadline a relief: COAI

SC extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with various schemes and welfare measures, up to March 31 next year.

Dec 15, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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