Telecom Department Lowers Import Duties, Bids For GST Relief

Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the industry needs to speak in a cohesive voice while seeking further financial relief. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the finance ministry to offer some GST-related relief to telcos and to bring down import duties...

Telcos Seek GST Waiver On Payments To Govt

Levy of GST on a reverse-charge basis on both spectrum payout and LF, and SUC-related payments are leading to a cascading cash-flow impact requiring payment of GST. Telecom firms, barring Reliance Jio, have asked the government to waive GST on spectrum payments...

Govt Aiming Rs 41,519 Cr Revenue From Telecom Sector In FY19-20

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, under aegis of COAI, have approached the government for deferment of spectrum payments by 2 years. The government expects marginal growth in revenue from telecom sector at Rs 41,519.76 crore in 2019-20, as per data...

Bharti Infratel Reaches Settlement Over Exit with Four Operators at Rs 3,800 Cr

During October-December quarter, Bharti Infratel recorded the maximum gross tower and co-location additions as compared to the last five quarters Bharti Infratel, a leading telecommunication tower company in India, said that the company has reached a settlement with four telecom...

IBM In Talks With Indian Telcos & Enterprises For 5G

US software major IBM said that Indian enterprises need to evaluate their network infrastructure to be ready for the fifth generation or 5G technology. IBM has already started discussions with Indian companies, along with Indian telecom service providers to help them define their 5G...

5G Will Open Up Opportunities For Everyone In Digital Space: Telecom Secretary

Industry players believe that the 5G auction should be deferred for now given the financial stress burdening the sector. The rise of 5G services in the Indian market will bring about a paradigm shift and open up more opportunities for...

Mobile Component Manufacturing Value To Cross Rs 70,000 Crore By March: ICEA

ICEA Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo says industry should now focus on establishing – die-cut parts, mechanics, camera module and connectors which have not taken off so far. India's mobile handset component manufacturing will cross Rs 70,000 crore in terms of value...

Investment in Fibre Infra is the Key to India’s 5G Deployment: TRAI

Only 22 per cent of mobile towers in India are connected on fibre, unlike China, where as much as 80 per cent of its mobile towers are fiberised.  India can be a champion in deployment of 5G or fifth-generation networks...

Huawei Continues To Face Trouble With Its 5G Equipment

Huawei has been facing increasing scrutiny in several markets for its alleged links to the Chinese government, which, some countries fear, use the company’s devices for cyber-spying. A Paulraj, head of government's high-level 5G panel has said to Economic Times...

DoT Extends Deadline For Testing Telecom Equipment Again

The department of telecommunications (DoT) has once again pushed back the deadline to begin domestic testing and certification of telecom equipment. Amid industry concerns on the lack of adequate testing infrastructure in the country, the department of telecommunications (DoT) has...

Bharti Airtel In Talks To Buy Telkom Kenya

Airtel Kenya had been driven by a combination of higher voice, mobile data and money transfer transactions in the eastern African country. Bharti Airtel is in talks to buy Telkom Kenya, which will help the Sunil Mittal-led telco emerge stronger in the...

C-DOT & University of Bristol Working To Set Up 5G Test Bed In India

The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), is working with the University of Bristol to set up a 5G test bed in the country, besides developing back haul solutions for providing access for rural connectivity. In a recent report, Economic Times...

Northeast India Needs To Double The Telecom Infrastructure: TAIPA

The Northeastern states would require to double the telecom infrastructure with Meghalaya alone would need as many as 2,162 mobile towers, an industry group said to Economic Times on Monday. Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) in a recent statement said...

Huawei Seeks New Growth Avenues, Introduces Server Chipset

Huawei launched a new chipset for using in servers at a time when China is pushing to increase the chip-making capabilities in the country and to cut its heavy dependence on imports Chinese multinational conglomerate Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which specialises in telecom...

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