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

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

Future belongs to organizations that can lead the digital revolution: Mukesh Ambani

For Reliance Industries’ Chairman, Mukesh Ambani future belongs to organizations that will lead and leverage the digital revolution. In his address to shareholders in the company’s annual report released on Wednesday, Ambani said, “As technology becomes a driving force in all businesses and facets of life, the future belongs to organizations that can lead and … 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

India’s draft e-commerce policy calls for equal treatment of sellers

India will require e-commerce firms to treat sellers equally on their platforms and ensure transparency, according to a draft policy seen by Reuters on Saturday that follows criticism against business practices of big online companies. India has been deliberating a new e-commerce policy for months amid complaints from brick-and-mortar retailers who allege online giants like … Read more