Adamant Trai says will implement new tariff by March 1



Reiterating its position, TRAI, which oversees both the telecom and television sectors in the country, said the amendments suggested on January 1 had been done to correct “distortions” in the market and address pricing issues.



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Adamant Trai says will implement new tariff by March 1



Reiterating its position, TRAI, which oversees both the telecom and television sectors in the country, said the amendments suggested on January 1 had been done to correct “distortions” in the market and address pricing issues.



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Broadcasters slam Trai's latest tariff order



In the second major change in a year, Trai had capped individual channel subscription at Rs 12 per month, down from the earlier Rs 19, and capped channel bundle discount to 33 per cent, among other moves.



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No cut in spectrum price as govt okays airwave auction



Although the industry is disappointed with the government decision not to lower spectrum prices at a time telcos are saddled with over Rs 4-trillion debt and an estimated Rs 1.43-trillion licence fee dues, the DCC has relaxed the payment structure to offer some relief to the financially stressed sector.



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Airtel to go ahead with Rs 20K-cr investment plan



Mittal said he discussed a plethora of issues with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and sought the government’s support for faster clearances to streamline the group’s investment plans.



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Trai defers zero-IUC regime till Dec 2020



Trai’s move is seen as a relief for the debt ridden sector and the industry body COAI expects that continuing with six paise mobile call termination charge will not have any impact on consumers as operators have already absorbed this charge in their recently increased mobile call and data rates.



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Telecom department urged not to stop Aircel's license



The tribunal accepted the government’s argument that licence or spectrum is a state asset over which Aircel had no right of ownership.



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Vodafone Idea to hike mobile services rates from Dec 1



The company at present provides monthly mobile services at starting price of Rs 24 without data, and plans with data service starts from Rs 33 onward. It did not disclose the quantum of hike.



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How govt plans to untangle the telecom mess



Analysts have pointed out that with the dues arising out of the SC judgment there could soon be only two private telcos in the country, and not three – Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea – as now.



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'The 5G ecosystem has to mature'



‘Earlier Jio was subsidising Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, now we have given our customers a transparent tariff and not a bundled one,’ says Mathew Oomen, president (networks) at Reliance Jio.



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