June 28th, 2021 1:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

SMS Rates for Foreign Businesses Are Going Up

India telecom operators have hiked the price of corporate SMS services. With the new development, all the overseas entities will be nearly charged $0.030 per message, which is almost 20 times higher than the price of domestic operators. As reported by ET Telecom, the decision might push foreign companies to look out for alternatives means of communications that would not burn their pockets. Some of the executives aware of the... Read More

September 28th, 2020 4:47 PM 8 COMMENTS

Telecom Operators Yet to See Pre COVID-19 Activity Levels

The Indian telecom operators including Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have not seen the pre COVID-19 activity levels on their network, Motilal Oswal said in a report on Thursday. The firm engaged in the financial services in a report reflected on the Telecom Subscription Data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for June, 2020. The data released by TRAI highlights that the telecom industry lost 3.2 million... Read More

July 3rd, 2020 7:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

AGR Earnings of Telecom Operators Increased by 9.5% in FY3Q

As per a latest Trai report, telecom operators have recorded an almost 9.5% growth in AGR in the third quarter of FY20. The sequential growth in AGR was mainly because of the price hikes decision by telecom operators last December which didn’t affect the spending pattern of customers. As reported by ET Telecom, the AGR of the entire telecom industry climbed to 9.48% on-quarter to Rs 40,877 crore in the... Read More

June 29th, 2020 5:46 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telcos Demand Soft Loans and GST Reduction For Financial Liquidity

Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea, are facing heavy financial distress amid the Covid-19 crisis. All the telcos have urged the finance minister of India to increase the liquidity of telecom operators by offering soft loans and waiving taxes imposed on spectrum fees and usage charges. As reported by ET Telecom, COAI director general Rajan Mathews penned a letter to Nirmala Sitharaman and stated that since the... Read More

April 15th, 2020 12:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Operators Must Provide Data on Recharge Patterns: Trai

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has directed all the telecom operators to provide data on recharge patterns and other necessary information of prepaid users. Since the government of India has extended the lockdown period until May 03, 2020, Trai is creating a blueprint on how the prepaid benefits will be extended for subscribers which will cater to the needs of seamless connectivity in the lockdown period. Once, telecom... Read More

April 13th, 2020 2:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Operations Might Fully Shut Down in Virus Hotspots

As the threat of COVID-19 is increasing drastically, the government of India has labelled various hotspots. These hotspots have been affected by the virus severely, and strict lockdown has been imposed in hotspots cities. Also, telecom operators who are trying to ensure seamless connectivity are not being allowed to operate in virus hotspot areas by the local authorities. Major telecom operators like Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have... Read More

April 11th, 2020 6:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Says Telecom Operators Provided Over Rs 600 Crore Benefits to Prepaid Users

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said in a letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) that the telecom operators provided over Rs 600 crore of benefits, Economic Times reported. According to the report, COAI, the industry body representing telecom operators like Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea said that the benefits were offered to prepaid customers by validity extensions and additional talk time. The telecom operators in... Read More

April 1st, 2020 5:28 PM 6 COMMENTS

COAI Says No Additional Spectrum Required as Telcos See Flattening of Data Traffic

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that telecom operators no longer require additional spectrum to maintain the stability and quality of networks as operators are witnessing a flattening of traffic demand. COAI, the industry body for telecom operators like Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea in the recent past has been vocal about its member networks witnessing a surge in data usage. Last week, the COAI urged users... Read More

March 30th, 2020 7:01 PM 7 COMMENTS

Network Speeds Will Decrease Amidst Lockdown Period: Industry Experts

The spread of Coronavirus is increasing trouble for various industries around the globe. The Indian telecom industry is also facing a huge burden amidst the outbreak of the virus. The government recently announced 21 days lockdown to combat the virus. Also, they have suggested people work from home and follow social distancing as a part of safety measures. However, the lockdown period has resulted in increased internet consumption, especially videos.... Read More

March 27th, 2020 3:15 PM 6 COMMENTS

Telcos Seek Additional Spectrum from DoT for Handling Increased Data Demand

Telecom operators in the country have approached the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) seeking additional spectrum to handle the growing data needs of consumers. In reply to telcos, the DoT has reportedly asked them to submit additional spectrum allocation request to Wireless Planning Commission (WPC). During the ongoing 21-day lockdown period in India, citizens are supposed to sit at the homes and work. This will result in an upsurge of data... Read More

March 2nd, 2020 2:29 PM 12 COMMENTS

Telcos Self-Assessed AGR Dues Creates Tension for Government

Telecom operators have been facing AGR dues burden since the supreme court has asked the operators to pay their AGR dues before March 17, 2020. However, to reduce the burden of massive AGR debt, telcos have been self-assessing their AGR dues. DoT noted that Tata Teleservices owes a whopping amount of Rs 14,000 crore to government towards their AGR dues and the telco have just paid Rs 2,197 crore, saying... Read More

August 17th, 2013 2:51 PM 61 COMMENTS

Are Operators really providing that Freedom in Roaming?

As already shared on TT pages, All the operators started to provide OnNet Incoming free Roaming packs throughout India.In a dual tone let’s appreciate their favor done to those who are frequent travelers and to those who stay away from home zones for longer periods in different states on some work purpose. With such stiff competition among all the operators trying to provide hassle free roaming services,are the Roaming Services... Read More

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