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MTNL Seeks Delhi, Mumbai Mobile Licence Extension Till 2021

The telecom PSU has argued that its mobile licence for the two service areas remained underused in the first four years of the permits lifespan, for various reasons.

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Govt, TRAI Discuss Policy, Rs 4.6 Lakh Crore Debt That's Ailing Telcos

In a day of meetings, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha discussed policy issues with TRAI Chairman R S Sharma, even as the inter-ministerial group began brainstorming separately to look for remedies at the whopping Rs 4.6 lakh crore debt that is ailing telcos

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Bharti Airtel Starts Digital Customer Care In 11 Languages

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced the launch of *121# Digital Care platform in 11 Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil

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India To Take Corrective Steps To Ensure Telecoms Growth

Telecoms minister said on Thursday that the government would take corrective steps to ensure growth in the sector, the world's second-biggest by number of users, amid worries about financial stress

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RCom Jumps Over 6% On Monetisation Of Realty Assets

Shares of Reliance Communications surged over 6 per cent after the company said it has started the process to monetise its real estate assets in Delhi and Mumbai as part of efforts to pare debt

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Mobile Operators Face 10% Customs Duty On 4G Equipment Import

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has instructed field formations that 4G equipment import will be subject to basic Customs duty and assessment orders be passed accordingly.

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Telcos Not Investing In Technology Causing Financial Stress: Reliance Jio

Newcomer Reliance Jio, which met the Inter-ministerial Group (IMG) on Monday (12 June) said operators need to raise funds by selling stake or invest in new technology through internal accruals.

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TRAI Mulls Tighter Norms, User Refund For Global SIM Card Companies

The discussion between regulator and players was held after an SMS-based survey initiated by the regulator revealed that nearly half the consumers who used such services claimed it worked partially or did not work at all.

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BSNL Eyes 11% Market Share, To Install 25,000 Wi-fi Hotspots

Telecom minister Manoj Sinha set the target of achieving 11 per cent market share for the state-owned BSNL within 12 months. "This time, we have seen a growth of 0.3 per cent in the market share

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CCI Dismisses Airtel's Complaint Against RIL, Reliance Jio

Dismissing Bharti Airtel's complaint, the CCI said in a 17-page order that the company has not given any plausible explanation as to how Jio's free services were an outcome of unilateral conduct of Reliance Industries as well as an anti- competitive agreement between RIL and Jio.

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Free Offers Sparked Unprecedented Disruption In Telecom

Without naming Jio, Birla in a letter to shareholders of Idea Cellular said flourishing telecom industry witnessed a 2 percent decline in annual revenues in 2016-17 fiscal.

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Reliance Communications Shares Extend Losses; End Over 3% Lower

Shares of Reliance Communications fell by more than 3 per cent, continuing the downtrend on sluggish investor sentiment after Fitch and Moody's Investors Service further downgraded the company's credit ratings

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Trai To Meet Telcos Next Week On Sector's Financial Stress

Regulator Trai is set to meet telecom operators next week to discuss the financial pain in the sector and seek suggestions on measures that can be taken to ease the situation

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