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Telecom News Feb 14

✓ 41 mn customers lost, Bharti Airtel focuses on user retention, acquisition ✓ COAI oposes government plan to regulate internet platforms. ✓ Got only Rs 790 cr from Jio deal so far, zero from fibre assets: RCom to SC ✓ ITI Posts 124% Growth In Q3, Revenue Touches Rs 563 Cr ✓ Telecom companies need to cut debt quickly as leverage is high: Analysts. ✓ Wistron, Foxconn Plan to Invest 7,500 Cr in 5 Years ✓ 42,800 villages still lack telecom connectivity under Modi`s Digital India. ✓ Huawei ready to tackle extra security to stay in 5G kit race ✓ Flextronics, Foxconn And Samsung Account For Half Of India’s Mobile Manufacturing Now, Oppo and Vivo likely to make key parts locally in next one year ✓ Nokia To Build Rakuten’s New Mobile Network In Japan ✓ T-Mobile Chief Gives Congress Pledge Not to Use Huawei Gear

Telecom News Feb 12

✓ Birla Says 25kcr Issue to Give Voda Idea Funds for 3-4 Years ✓ Telecom regulator may suggest new spectrum bands for 5G services. ✓ Reliance Jio GigaFiber Rollout Likely Pushed Beyond March, Representatives Knock Doors of Home Owners ✓ Govt to begin a special audit of telcos in March; DoT selects 7 auditors MTNL seeks claims of up to 500 cr from DoT ✓ Apple iPhone sales in China fell by a fifth in Q4 -IDC Discount Curbs, Loss of Exclusivity to Hit Online Smartphone Sales ✓ Airtel will not cut call, data prices further Industry, activists give thumbs down to proposed changes to IT Act ✓ DoT panel undecided on spectrum allocation to mobile operators

Telecom News Feb 8

✓ Vodafone Idea expects Rs 25,000 crore fund infusion in April ✓ 5G may be a ‘hard sell’ to consumers initially: GSMA ✓ BARC viewership data not measurable during Trai’s tariff order transition: ISA ✓ Trai Directs DTH Providers to Grant Subscribers Full Freedom Regarding Base Pack Selection ✓ Anil Ambani group shares slide further; FIIs stare at Rs 2,000 cr of losses ✓ DoT to seek Cabinet`s approval on allocating spectrum to railways ✓ HC takes green route, orders 2G case accused to plant 3,000 trees each ✓ RIL announces plan to invest more than 10,000 crore in West Bengal ✓ RIL may sell Jio infra assets to reduce debt ✓ Voda Idea surges over 8% on Rs 2,113 crore DoT refund. ✓ China-based Realme to set up exclusive retail stores in India ✓ Vodafone Idea to increase cost of acquiring new SIM ✓ Vodafone Idea plans music streaming service to take on rivals ✓ ISRO launches communication satellite GSAT-31 ✓ Apple reportedly moves modem engineering unit into in-house chip poo

Telecom News Feb 5

✓ Telcos seek GST waiver on payments to government, Rs 35K-cr input credit adjustment  ✓ BSNL, Ciena team up for 5G trials.  ✓ TechM Says 2020 is when 5G Party Starts  ✓ Dish TV Reports Subscriber Base of 23.6 Million at the End of 2018 Dish TV to invest 3,000 crore in its subsidiary Dish Infra Services  ✓ Bharti Airtel Reaffirms it Will Focus Only on Revenue Generating Customers Bharti Airtel shares recover after early losses  ✓ Moody`s downgrades Bharti Airtel rating to Ba1 over cash-flow situation  ✓ RCom seeks relief from RBI diktat to speed up Reliance Jio deal  ✓ Vodafone Idea aims to launch narrowband Internet of Things in 1 year.  ✓ 80% smartphone sales will be in above 10,000 segment: Report  ✓ Vodafone Idea, Genus Power Infra commence narrowband IoT trials  ✓ DoT seeks GST, network gear import duties sops.  ✓ Duties on key mobile handset parts removed from February 1.  ✓ DoT to seek Trai view on allocating spectrum to Railways without auction

Telecom News - Feb 4

✓ 25% of network integration complete across India: Vodafone-Idea ✓ Airtel , Voda Idea Step Up 4G Focus to Take on Jio ✓ TV viewers face outages as new tariffs kick-in ✓ As Anil Ambani’s RCom files for insolvency, DoT likely to take a hit ✓ Ericsson to move Supreme Court to seek seizure of Anil Ambani assets. ✓ RCom says NCLT debt resolution proposal to be similar to earlier plans ✓ Telecom industry in trouble: No hope of reduction in levies as revenue targets are missed ✓ Govt cuts allocation for UIDAI by 8.7% to 1227 crore ✓ Oxigen, ePayLater join hands for ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ services ✓ Apple, Samsung smartphone shipments slip; Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo gain ✓ My first choice would be a foreign partner: Zee Entertainment MD & CEO ✓ Tata Teleservices offers to surrender spectrum allocated without auction ✓ Asian internet lobby to fight India`s plans to police social media content  ✓ Foxconn says it shifts Wisconsin plan after Trump intervenes. ✓ Telcos` body GSMA consid