September 10th, 2021 12:25 PM 2 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Might Be Rooting for AGR Dues Case to Go Its Way

Vodafone Idea (Vi), the third-largest telecom operator in India, has been very vocal about the surprise and how it is “inconceivable” for it to understand that the Supreme Court (SC) can’t order a rectification in errors made by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) while calculating the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. It is not just Vodafone Idea, but also Bharti Airtel, who was rooting for the SC to order the... Read More

August 24th, 2021 9:30 AM 5 COMMENTS

Indian Telcos Might Get Some Relief With AGR Dues

Indian Telecom operators might get some relief in regards to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. The telcos, including Airtel and Vodafone Idea, were asked by the Supreme Court (SC) to clear the dues in 10 instalments over a decade. Since the AGR dues amount is not being rectified, it has put a lot of pressure on the telcos as the total dues amount in thousands of crores. But as per... Read More

August 20th, 2021 8:45 AM 5 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Files Review Petition for AGR Dues Rectification

It looks like even Bharti Airtel won’t leave the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues case so lightly. The company has moved to the Supreme Court (SC) and filed a review petition against the order, which the same court had announced last month. The SC had denied the telcos’ requests for asking the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to rectify the errors that have been made while calculating the total AGR dues... Read More

August 17th, 2021 10:29 AM 8 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Will Stay Persistent With AGR Dues Petitions

Vodafone Idea (Vi) Managing Director (MD), Ravinder Takkar, said the company would file for a ‘curative petition’ in case its ‘review petition’ is rejected. For the unaware, a ‘review petition’ is a petition that an aggrieved party can submit if it believes there is an error in the judgement made by the Supreme Court. The ‘curative petition’, on the other hand, is a petition that is filed after the review... Read More

August 12th, 2021 8:24 PM 55 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Cannot Believe SC Stance on AGR Dues Case

Vodafone Idea (Vi) cannot believe the Supreme Court (SC) judgement on the recent adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues case. As per an ET Telecom report, the telco has said it is ‘inconceivable’ or unimaginable that the SC is not considering the request for rectification of errors in the AGR dues amount. Further, Vi said that it is a “travesty of justice” that SC isn’t allowing for the errors in the... Read More

August 4th, 2021 9:37 AM 2 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Might Join Vi In Filing Review Petition for AGR Dues Case

Bharti Airtel might move to the Supreme Court (SC) for filing a review petition for the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues matter. The telco’s plea for the rectification of ‘arithmetical’ errors made by the telecom department in the calculation of the AGR dues was rejected by the SC. It is worth noting that even Vodafone Idea might be planning to file a review petition for the same cause in the... Read More

July 30th, 2021 2:20 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel and Vodafone Idea Eye Price Hike to Lower AGR Dues Burden

Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel might soon hike the prices in the prepaid smartphone users segments to elevate the resources and increase the cash generation to cater to the upcoming AGR dues burden and other payment defaults. As reported by ET Telecom, a price hike in the prepaid smartphone user segment will be beneficial for the telcos as it generates the bulk of telco revenues. The renowned entity Goldman Sachs... Read More

July 27th, 2021 1:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Might File Review Petition for AGR Dues Reduction

Vodafone Idea is taking all the necessary steps to reduce the AGR liability and eliminate the financial burden. In the latest development, the cash-strapped telco is planning to file a review petition in the Supreme Court to have its AGR dues recalculated and reduced. As reported by ET Telecom, if the review of the Vodafone Idea will be rejected, the telco will still have the option of a curative petition.... Read More

July 24th, 2021 9:03 PM 1 COMMENTS

SC Refuses to Rethink AGR Dues, Bad News for Financially Strapped Telcos

One of the heaviest financial burdens which the telecom companies in India face right now includes the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR). The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), after winning the fifteen-year long legal battle, had slapped these charges on the telecom companies. The older telecom companies now stand on the edge with regards to these dues as they are the ones to shoulder this burden. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Tata... Read More

April 10th, 2021 7:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

BSNL and MTNL Are Two Other AGR Dues Payment Defaulters

The two state-run telecom operators, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) owe the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) thousands of crores in adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. To be precise, BSNL and MTNL together owe around Rs 10,000 crores to the DoT for AGR dues. Individually, BSNL has dues of Rs 5,835 crores and MTNL of Rs 4,352 crores. According to a PTI report, the AGR... Read More

April 9th, 2021 5:01 PM 1 COMMENTS

Airtel Flares the Most Debated Question From AGR Dues Matter Last Year: Report

Bharti Airtel, India’s second-largest telco, had flared up the highly debated question from the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues case last year. The Supreme Court (SC) had posed a fundamental question asking should the telcos be able to sell spectrum if they have pending AGR dues on it. Later on, the question came down to the principle of ‘which’ party will pay the dues. Should the telco ‘selling' the spectrum... Read More

April 7th, 2021 9:00 AM 1 COMMENTS

Airtel, Vi and Tata Tele Will Soon Have to Answer SC on AGR Dues Payments

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea (Vi), and Tata Telecommunications had all denied paying any further adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues for FY21. The telcos believe that they have already paid more than they were supposed to. According to a PTI report, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court (SC) for the non-compliance of the AGR order by the telcos. As per the SC order on... Read More

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