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24 Rs 19K Crore Scam Unearthed

Rs 19K Crore Scam Unearthed

Rs 19K Crore Scam Unearthed

If the electricity regulator fixes the electricity tariff for commercial consumers at higher levels compared to its cost, the idea behind such a scheme is not to enrich the distribution companies, but to pass on the benefit to the domestic / residential category users. But in the case of telecom sector, the benefit of higher

14 Net Telephony

Net Telephony

Legally, Internet Telephony has been allowed in India for the last several years, precisely, since 2008. There is no ambiguity about this in the UAS and CMT licenses issued earlier and Unified (AS) licenses issued from 2013 by the government. Then one wonders, why is there no such service in the country? The reason is

12 Jio Effect

Jio Effect

After changing the landscape of the data tariff in the Indian telecom market, Reliance Jio launched VoLTE (4G) capable feature phone, called the “JioPhone” which zero cost to the consumers. However, customers have to pay Rs 1,500 as a security deposit which would be fully refundable after three years of usage.

20 Onboard telecom services

Onboard telecom services

Trai has started receiving responses to its consultation paper on framing recommendations for full-fledged in-flight mobile services. In its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) paper, Trai had listed out 18 questions seeking stakeholders’ comments.

29 M&A Tata & Bharti

M&A: Tata & Bharti

In the ongoing M&A in the telecom sector, Bharti Airtel and Tata, entered into an agreement to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd (TTML) into Bharti Airtel. The merger is being done on a debt-free, cash-free basis, except for Bharti Airtel assuming a small portion of

30 MNP requests touch 30 cr

MNP requests touch 30 cr

In January next year, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme will complete its 7th year of operation. Data shared by Trai till the end of August 2017 shows that a total of 30 crore requests were received for number porting. That means, in 79 months it is an average of 38 lakh porting requests per month.

32 Ladakh Region

Ladakh Region

The government has prepared a Comprehensive Telecom Development plan for Ladakh Region of J&K. The project is likely to be implemented by BSNL through a Chinese company called ZTE which has an existing contract with the state owned telco.

34 ITU Stats 2017

ITU Stats 2017

ITU has released internet statistics for the year 2017 at estimated levels. It states that in 104 countries, more than 80 pc of the youth population are online. In developed countries, 94 pc of young people aged 15-24 use the Internet compared, with 67 pc in developing countries and only 30 pc in Least Developed

39 I-T Tribunal dismisses Google’s Appeal

I-T Tribunal dismisses Google’s Appeal

On 23rd October 2017, the Indian tax office gained an upper hand in its six-year-long battle with Google India in a ruling that would set a precedence for some of the other multinational companies. The rift owes its origin to the arrangement and fund flow between Google India and the global giant’s office in Ireland

40 Carbon Emission Target

Carbon Emission Target

Trai has come out with its recommendations on the approach towards sustainable telecommunications. Taking base year as 2011-12, Trai has calibrated and set targets for reduction in carbon emission at 30 pc by year 2019-20 and 40 pc by the year 2022-23. It has also said that there is no need for third party audit