Both 5G spectrum and 700 MHz band auction may flop



Analysts at rating agency ICRA say the debt level of the telecom companies is very high and the ecosystem for the premium band is not in place.



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Jio users will now be charged for voice calls



Jio to charge users 6 paisa/min for voice calls made to rival phone networks. However, these charges are not applicable on calls made by Jio users to other Jio phones and to landline phones and calls made using WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such platforms.



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Telco biggies are ignoring Chinese firms for 5G trial



The move comes against the backdrop of the US and some of its allies banning the purchase of Chinese telecom gear over security concerns and pressuring other countries to follow suit.



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Will Takkar manage to revive Voda-Idea's fortune?



Vodafone Idea lost 115 million subscribers over the last four quarters. Rating agency Care downgraded Vodafone Idea to Care A with a negative outlook on account of weak financial performance. Crisil, too, downgraded credit value of Vodafone Idea.



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Jio is India's top telecom revenue earner



The incumbents Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea recorded adjusted gross revenue of Rs 10,701.5 crore and Rs 9,808.92 crore, respectively, during the quarter.



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Vodafone Idea to close m-pesa, writes off Rs 210 cr



Vodafone m-pesa was one of the 11 firms that was given payments bank licence by the Reserve Bank of India in 2015.



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Voda Idea rights issue subscription crosses Rs 25K cr



Promoter shareholders — Vodafone Group and Aditya Birla Group — have reiterated to the board that they intend to contribute up to Rs 11,000 crore and up to Rs 7,250 crore, respectively, amounting to a total of Rs 18,250 crore, as part of the Rs 25,000-crore rights issue.



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