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Reform Package: A Positive Bet To Revamp Telecos Biz, Says Moody's

Sep 17, 2021 Outlook Business Team

According to the ratings agency, data consumption would continue to grow with increased transition to remote working and online transactions - this would help telcos' strengthen their earnings and cash flow

Sunil Mittal Aspires To Keep The Telecom Industry Together; Spoke To Vodafone-Idea Chief About Telecom Reforms

Sep 16, 2021 Outlook Business Team

He urged the industry to work together in areas such as infrastructure but said he was strictly opposed to any cartelisation


Rupee Spikes 5 Paise To Touch 73.45 Against US Dollar in Early Trade; Second Consecutive Day Of Fall

The strengthening of rupee comes in the back of a string of measures and relief packages announced yesterday for the automobile and telecom sector; the announcements are expected to further foreign inflows

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani Welcomes Relief Measures For Telecom Operators

Sep 15, 2021 Outlook Business Team

In a press statement, Telecom operator Jio said they look forward to working with the Government to "collectively make every sector of the economy productive and enhance the Ease of Living for every Indian."


Telecom Reforms: Cabinet Approves 4-Year-Moratorium To Telcos For Payment Of Dues, 100% FDI

In big bang reforms, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a relief package for the telecom sector that includes a four-year moratorium on payment of statutory dues by telecom companies as well as allowing 100 per cent foreign investment through the automatic route.

15 September, 2021

Govt Considering Token Stake in Vodafone-Idea to Boost Investor Confidence: Sources

Outlook Business Team

The move is aimed at instilling investor confidence in the beleaguered company; Kumar Mangalam Birla had offered his stake in the Vodafone-Idea combine to the Government last month


15 September, 2021

A relief package could be underway for the troubled Telecom sector

Outlook Business Team

According to PTI, the Union Cabinet is considering a relief package in the form a moratorium on payment on spectrum dues alongside revision of ADRs, spectrum charges and on unpaid dues


07 August, 2021

What Awaits Vodafone-Idea: Separating Facts From Fiction

Outlook Business

From bankruptcy to selling off of stakes to the government, rumours are abuzz about Vi. We tell the facts from the fake.


23 July, 2021

SC Rejects Telecom Companies' Application Alleging Wrong Calculation Of AGR

Outlook Web Desk

The telecom companies had submitted before the apex court arithmetical errors in the calculation requiring rectification and also there are cases of duplication of entries.


28 January, 2021

5G Network Should Be Indian, Testbed Ready, Permission For Trials Soon: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Outlook Web Bureau

The Department of Telecom had earlier set a target to start 5G trials in 2019 and rollout the next-generation service in 2020.


05 January, 2021

HC Issues Notice To Punjab, Centre Over Telecom Tower Damage After Reliance's Plea

PTI

Over 1500 mobile towers in Punjab have been damaged during the ongoing farmers' agitation


04 January, 2021

Reliance Blames 'Vested Interest' Behind Attack On Telecom Towers

PTI

Not in the business of corporate or contract farming, says Reliance as it moves court to stop vandalism


02 January, 2021

Jio Tower Damage Case: Airtel Dismisses Jio's Allegation Of Sabotage, Calls It 'Outrageous'

PTI

Airtel has shot-off a letter to the telecom department slamming the charges as baseless and outrageous.


25 December, 2020

Amarinder Appeals To Farmers Not To Disrupt State's Telecom Services

PTI

There were reports that farmers at various places in Punjab, were disconnecting the power supply to mobile towers of a particular telecom operator.


16 December, 2020

Centre Announces New Telecom Directive, May Blacklist Certain Vendors

PTI

Under the provisions of the directive, the government will declare a list of trusted sources and trusted products for installation in the country's telecom network.


31 October, 2020

Relaince Jio Q2 Net Profit Triples, Revenue Zooms 33%

PTI

Reliance Jio's net profit jumped to Rs 2,844 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2020, from Rs 990 crore in the year-ago period.


01 September, 2020

SC Grants 10 Years Time To Telecom Companies To Pay Dues To DoT

PTI

The Supreme Court cautioned the telecom firms and said that failure to pay installments of AGR-related dues would incur penalty, interest and contempt of court.


29 July, 2020

Telecom Industry Lost 82 Lakh Subscribers During Lockdown In April: Report

PTI

The decline in subscriber base during April was preceded by a loss of 28 lakh connections in March, which saw the lockdown being imposed towards the end, India Ratings and Research said.


Photo Gallery

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar being received at the 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe.

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BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi participates in “Sewa Diwas”, organised to celebrate birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a vaccination centre in Rampur.

PTI Photo

Members of Bhartiya Kissan Union block a road during a protest against Punjab Government in support of their demands in Patiala.

PTI Photo

Union Home Minister Amit Shah waters a sapling planted under the 'All India Tree Plantation Campaign-2021' by CAPF, at CRPF Training Centre in Nanded.

PTI Photo

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets PM Narendra Modi on his birthday by writing a message on a board during inauguration of Maha Tikakaran Abhiyan 2.0 at Patliputra Sports Complex, in Patna.

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