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  1. The telecom minister was replying to a question on global telecom operators raising concern over high spectrum prices in many parts of the world including India.View the full article
  2. Content is emerging as a key factor in India’s competitive telecom market, especially after the entry of Reliance Jio, with a complete ecosystem of digital services.View the full article
  3. Change in ITR will make things worse for incumbents that are already reeling under the impact of a 57% reduction in local interconnect charges from last October 1.View the full article
  4. Mobile companies on Thursday however said the decision of Telecom Commission, apex decisionmaking wing in the communications ministry, to ease spectrum holding caps will facilitate M&As and ring in cost savings, leading to long-term stability In the sector.View the full article
  5. The industry revenue for FY2018 ending March 31 is estimated to decline by 13% on year and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation & amortization (EBITDA), or operating income, to decline by 34%.View the full article
  6. The commission also extended the payments tenure for auctioned airwaves to 16 years from 12 years and lowered the interest rate on penalties on outstanding dues of telcos to 12% from 14%.View the full article
  7. Current government rules bar any merged entity from holding more than 25% of the spectrum allocated in a service area or circle, and over 50% in a particular band.View the full article
  8. “The industry is facing difficulty in terms of erosion of revenue, and operators will not be able to take out lot of amount for spectrum buyout in the short term,” Lecchi said.View the full article
  9. Airtel said on Wednesday that it has started 'transition' of customers of Tata Tele within its fold under an intra-circle roaming (ICR) arrangement.View the full article
  10. The Anil Ambani-led telco, mired in Rs 47,000 crore of debt, shrinking revenue and mounting losses, informed its wireless business employees that November 30 will be their last day of employment.View the full article
  11. If IUC is actually slashed by over 50%, Jio's Ebitda margin by the third year will jump to 24%, and by as much as 37%, if termination charges are altogether dispensed with.View the full article
  12. Both companies will also have board representation and management positions in the merged entity, the National Communications Authority (NCA) said in a statement Tuesday.View the full article
  13. HR experts say high performers would typically belong to teams that look into new-age digital businesses — mobile banking, health and education and data marketing, among others.View the full article
  14. "We are in deep discussions with Brookfield, but now the Aircel angle is not there because of which the value will be different. Deal is certainly on", said Garg.View the full article
  15. The industry body represents top telcos Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, which seek a higher IUC, and Reliance Jio Infocomm, which favours doing away with the charge.View the full article