October 14th, 2021 4:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Government Has Accepted 31 Proposals Under PLI for Telecom Sector

The Department of Telecommunications just approved the investment proposals of as many as 31 companies that account for Rs 3,345 crore in four years under the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for telecom. The investment of Rs 3,345 crore in the coming 4.5 years is the beginning. The government is eyeing to help the players in the telecom industry as a catalyst. This was announced by Devusinh Chauhan, the Minister... Read More

October 11th, 2021 12:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Government Committed to Help Develop Telecom in Arunachal: MoS

The Indian government is totally committed to helping develop telecom in Arunachal Pradesh. The state is considered strategically important. The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan, said that the central government is completely committed to developing telecommunications services in Arunachal Pradesh. According to an Arunachaltimes report, Chauhan has directed the senior officers of the state government to ensure that the Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) completes the... Read More

October 9th, 2021 10:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Government Giving Telecom Sector the Breather It Needed

The Indian government is giving the telecom sector the breather it needs. It all started with the relief package that was announced back in September 2021. Last year, when the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) got the upper hand on the telcos in the adjusted gross revenues (AGR) dues case at the Supreme Court, some of the people in the industry were perplexed. It felt like the telecom department was out... Read More

September 15th, 2021 6:36 PM 15 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Welcomes Government’s Bold Reforms for Telecom Sector

India’s number one telecom operator, Reliance Jio, has welcomed the reforms that the Government of India (GoI) has announced for the sector. The telco has called the reforms a “timely” step from the GoI and believes that these new reforms will aid in strengthening the telcos sector of India. Further, Jio said that the relief measures announced will help the government is moving towards its Digital India ambition. Reliance Jio... Read More

September 15th, 2021 6:18 PM 31 COMMENTS

Indian Government Wants More Telecom Operators to Be Part of Competition

Today, Ashwani Vaishnaw, the IT & Telecom minister stated that the Indian government wants to lure more players into the telecom industry. Especially, the government eyes to do so after the 5G spectrum auction with the assistance of structural reforms as well as the telecom relief package. More Telecom Operators Welcome The Minister added that it is crucial to have healthy competition in the telecom sector in the country as... Read More

September 15th, 2021 5:55 PM 2 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Happy With Government’s Decision of Bringing Reforms for Telecom Sector

Bharti Airtel recently said that it is welcoming the reforms announced by the Government of India (GoI). With the recently announced reforms, the burden of the sector will be reduced significantly, and it will ensure a three-player telecom market sustains. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, said that this move from the government would ensure that its vision of Digital India can be approached more aggressively. Mittal said that... Read More

September 8th, 2021 1:58 AM 5 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Expects Government to Step In and Support The Telecom Sector

Beleaguered telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), which provides services under the ‘Vi’ brand, expects the government to step in and support the sector. Vodafone Idea Chairman, Himanshu Kapania, said in a letter to shareholders that the company is hopeful for the government to provide some sort of relief. Kapania further added that Vodafone Idea is hopeful that government will support its aim to make a reasonable return on the... Read More

September 2nd, 2021 5:03 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Needs to be Priced Fair by the Indian Government

5G is a very exciting technology, and while the other countries already have live 5G networks, India is still in the testing phase. However, for 5G to be successful in India, the telcos need to get it at a fair price. The 5G spectrum auctions are going to be very crucial for determining how well India progresses in the 5G era. Telecom operators have already said that they need the... Read More

August 22nd, 2021 12:20 PM 11 COMMENTS

BSNL Employee Union Wants Government to Clear Dues

The employee union of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) wants the Indian government to clear the dues that it owes to the company. The employees want the money from the government to ensure that the telco can be put back on track. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) owes about Rs 30,000 crores to BSNL, which includes Rs 13,789 crores under Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for rural telephony. According to a... Read More

August 10th, 2021 1:27 PM 17 COMMENTS

Government Must Help Indian Telecom Sector to Avoid Duopoly

The story of the Indian Telecom industry has been a pretty painful one with the exit of multiple operators in the last few years. On top of this, the state-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Vodafone Idea (Vi) are barely surviving in the cut-throat market. Let’s not dive into reasons why these operators haven’t been able to stay afloat gracefully, but focus on what needs to be done.... Read More

August 4th, 2021 10:28 AM 11 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea: Government Not Interested in Buying Out Birla’s Stake

The Aditya Birla Group’s chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla, has been in the news for the last few days because of his letter to the Union Cabinet’s Secretary. The Indian business tycoon had expressed his willingness to sell his promoter stake in Vodafone Idea (Vi) to the government. But according to a recent report from ET Telecom, the government might overlook the request made by Birla. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT)... Read More

July 30th, 2021 4:49 PM 7 COMMENTS

Indian Government Actively Taking Steps to Avoid Telecom Duopoly

The Telecom sector has been under a lot of stress for the past few years. Since the time Reliance Jio came in, multiple operators have gone bankrupt, and the existing ones, excluding Airtel, are struggling to make ends meet. The operators not only have to expand their network but also pay out their debt to the government and the banks. According to an ET Telecom report, Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of... Read More

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