DoT tells Airtel, Voda Idea, Jio to decide on AGR moratorium in 10 days

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio to inform the government by October 29 whether they would opt for the four-year moratorium on adjusted gross revenue- (AGR-) related dues, which is part of the relief package approved last month. Further, three months have been given to service providers … Read more

Govt provides much needed ‘immediate’ relief to the telecom sector

Cash strapped Indian telecom sector was looking at the govt for long and govt abides… The much anticipated reforms are announced. Broadly they provide deferment of the immediate regulatory payments and a cleaner future process to operate. Key points – 4 year moratorium on all spectrum and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues. However, interest would … Read more

Tejas gets selected by Airtel for optical network expansion

Tejas will supply, install and support it’s optical transmission products for extending Airtel’s optical networks towards the edge, supporting 5G, business-to-business (B2B) services and broadband applications. Key points to note – Tatas (through a subsidiary of Tata Sons) recently (July 2021) acquired a controlling 43.55% stake in Tejas for Rs 1,884 crore at Rs 258/ … Read more

AGR deferment has resuscitated the idea of a three-player market: Analysts

The government’s four-year breather to telecom companies from paying spectrum and adjusted gross revenue (AGR) has fired up the telecom stocks at the bourses in the past two trading sessions. While most brokerages have given a thumbs up to the development and suggest the provisions give some breathing space to Vodafone Idea (VI) – at … Read more

Airtel, Tata Group announce collaboration for made in India 5G

Bharti Airtel and Tata Group on Monday announced a strategic partnership for implementing 5G networks solutions for India. Tata Group has developed a O-RAN based Radio & NSA/SA Core and integrated a totally indigenous telecom stack, leveraging the Group capabilities and that of its partners. This will be available for commercial development starting January next … Read more

5G trials in India: DoT approves telcos’ applications for 5G trials; no Chinese tech for trials | India Business News

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday approved applications of telecom companies — Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and MTNL — for conducting 5G trials but none of them will be using technologies of Chinese entities. The list of telecom gear makers approved for trials include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, C-DOT and Reliance Jio’s indigenously developed technologies. … Read more

Airtel announces 5G ready platform to fuel ‘World of Connected Things’

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced an integrated platform that enables enterprises to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and gear up for the emerging era of ‘connected things’. ‘Airtel IoT’ is an end-to-end platform with the capability to connect and manage billions of devices and applications in a highly secure … Read more