August 4th, 2021 5:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Pushes for Standardisation of 5G In Harmony With Global Trends

India stands on the cusp of 5G rollout as many telecom companies have already started the field trials of the fifth-generation network technology. However, some roadblocks still remain, as per the telecom companies, the Indian 5G standard being pushed by the Department of Telecommunications is another roadblock in this set. To discuss this, the telecom companies along with chipmakers and members from ICEA, TSDSI, CDoT met DoT officials to discuss... Read More

August 3rd, 2021 11:45 PM 3 COMMENTS

COAI Rallies for Data Floor Pricing Regime With Sector Regulator

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is the group helmed by the industry leaders of the telecom business, namely Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio. The Delhi-based lobbying group rallies itself on the interest lines of the telecom companies and has said that the floor pricing regime must be fixed by the sector regulator to break the industry free from the colossal financial burden that it faces. The... Read More

August 2nd, 2021 4:18 PM 10 COMMENTS

TRAI Negates Plans of Bringing Floor Pricing Regime In Telecom Industry

One of the major impetus from the government on the regulatory front for the telecom industry was supposed to be the floor pricing regime. However, as per the latest reports, even the last ray of hope for some of the telecom companies might be slipping away. As per the latest reports on the matter, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) might not be working on any floor pricing regime.... Read More

June 11th, 2021 11:17 AM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Reappoints Bharti Airtel COO as Chairman

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has reappointed Ajay Puri, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bharti Airtel, as the Chairman of the industry body for the FY2021-22. Further, according to a PTI report, the President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, Pramod Kumar Mittal, has been reappointed as the Vice Chairman of the industry association. For the unaware, COAI is an industry body that represents multiple telecom operators from and... Read More

June 10th, 2021 7:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

Here’s Who Will Be Part of COAI’s Leadership in 2021-22

COAI, the industry association responsible for representing top Telecom, Technology. Internet and Digital Services companies on Thursday concluded the AGM or Annual General Body Meeting for the year 2020-21, by announcing its leadership for 2021-22. It was announced that Mr. Ajai Puri, who is the Chief Operating Officer  (COO) for India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel Limited, will again hold the position of Chairman whilst Mr. Pramod Kumar Mittal who is... Read More

June 7th, 2021 6:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Calls 5G Tech Safe, Says Concerns Around Health Consequences Misleading

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has said that there multiple shreds of evidence available which confirm that the next-generation cellular network technology 5G is safe. The industry body further added that the concerns about the impact of 5G technology amongst people are totally misplaced. As reported by PTI, COAI contended that 5G would be a game-changer in the cellular network space, and the economy as a whole will... Read More

June 4th, 2021 10:27 AM 6 COMMENTS

Indian Telecom Financial Health Grave, Needs Help: COAI

The importance of telecom services has become crystal clear amidst the lockdowns and the pandemic. For the operators to keep innovating and providing seamless services, their financial books should end on a positive note each year. However, this is not what is happening in the industry. The Indian telecom industry is cash strapped, and two of the operators, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Vodafone Idea (Vi), are facing... Read More

May 24th, 2021 9:11 PM 7 COMMENTS

Telcos Start Intra-Circle Roaming For Areas Expected To Be Hit By Cyclone Yaas

Cyclone Tauktae hit India in a pretty major way, impacting key services, one of them being networking. In the few days since it ended, another cyclone is expected to hit India, this time by the name of Yaas. The cyclone is due to hit the country, with expected impact in eastern India, especially in West Bengal and Odisha. Telecom companies, in a bid to ensure network stability and no loss... Read More

May 18th, 2021 3:49 PM 1 COMMENTS

COAI and DoT Working Hard to Minimise the Impact of Cyclone Tauktae on Telecom Infrastructure

Amid the devastating second Wave of COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae hit the western ghats of India. It has been reported that the cyclone has caused three deaths in Gujarat and six people were killed in Mumbai as the storm crossed the city on Monday. The devastating storm has also destroyed telecom infrastructures in several parts of the affected regions. In the latest statement S P Kochhar, DG, COAI announced that the... Read More

May 7th, 2021 7:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Hasn’t Aggravated the Pandemic in India: COAI

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has just released a notice appealing public not to believe in baseless accusations against the 5G technology. Rumours are that 5G has aggravated the COVID-19 spread in India. Multiple messages conveying the same information are making rounds online. The public is advised not to pay heed to the rumour. COAI said that even the World Health Organisation (WHO) has made it clear that... Read More

May 5th, 2021 12:30 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Price Must Be Reconsidered by Government: COAI

Yesterday, the Indian government had approved the telcos to test 13 applications for 5G. For the same, the government will be providing operators with airwaves in the 700 MHz spectrum band for conducting trials. Commenting on the decision, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) chief, Dr SP Kochhar, said that the government must reconsider the pricing of the spectrum for the 5G rollout. COAI is an industry body that... Read More

April 29th, 2021 5:53 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI, TAIPA Caution Public Against Fake Mobile Tower Installation

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) are warning the public against the fake mobile tower installation that’s been going on in the country. The fraudsters are approaching the general public and asking them to allow the installation of mobile towers on their premises. These are certain companies and individuals who genuinely approach the public and take their permission to install fake... Read More

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