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Hotstar, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube Asked to Stream in SD to Ease Internet Burden Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Hotstar, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube Asked to Stream in SD to Ease Internet Burden Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written to over-the-top (OTT) streaming platforms to ensure smooth video streaming across the country as people are staying indoors and taking to work-from-home amid the coronavirus crisis. The industry body has also written a letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) urging …

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DoT Addresses Surveillance Concerns Raised By COAI, Claims to Use Data to Resolve Call Drops

DoT Addresses Surveillance Concerns Raised By COAI, Claims to Use Data to Resolve Call Drops

Responding to the surveillance concerns raised due to increase in requests for call data records (CDR) of mobile subscribers, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Wednesday claimed the call data requests were aimed to address poor network connectivity issues. The DoT said that it had developed an in-house software tool …

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Government Regularly Seeking Call Data Records of All Mobile Subscribers in India, COAI Highlights

Government Regularly Seeking Call Data Records of All Mobile Subscribers in India, COAI Highlights

The government is found to have asked telecom operators in India to provide “voluminous” call data records (CDRs) of all mobile subscribers across several regions for specific days. Although telcos have been receiving similar requests from the authorities for some time, the trend has been increased during January and February, …

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DoT Seeks Supreme Court Nod on 20-Year Window for Payments of AGR Dues

DoT Seeks Supreme Court Nod on 20-Year Window for Payments of AGR Dues

In a big relief for telecom operators, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking its approval for a 20-year window for payment of around Rs. 1.47 lakh crores Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues, as adverse functioning of the telecom firms could have a negative impact …

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AGR Dues: Government May Seek Balance Between Supreme Court Order, Telcos’ Health

AGR Dues: Government May Seek Balance Between Supreme Court Order, Telcos

With the telecom sector reeling under severe financial stress and Vodafone Idea staring at bankruptcy in case it is made to pay its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, the government is considering options to stick to the Supreme Court’s directive but with least possible impact on the financials of the …

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If Vodafone Idea Disconnects, India Picks Up the Bill

If Vodafone Idea Disconnects, India Picks Up the Bill

India faces a multi-billion-dollar hit to its economy and a tarnished reputation as a place for multinationals to invest unless it can keep Vodafone Idea in business. Vodafone Idea, a joint venture between Britain’s Vodafone Group and India’s Idea Cellular, is the most vulnerable of the mobile carriers ordered on …

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Vodafone Idea to Pay AGR Dues in Next Few Days, Informs Exchange

Vodafone Idea to Pay AGR Dues in Next Few Days, Informs Exchange

Vodafone Idea is currently assessing the AGR dues and will pay this in the next few days, the company has said in an exchange filing. “We wish to inform that post the hearing yesterday, the company has received letters from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directing immediate payment,” Vodafone Idea …

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Vodafone Assesses Payment To Telecom Department (DoT) In Dispute Over Dues

Vodafone Assesses Payment To Telecom Department In Dispute Over Dues

Analysts have increasingly called into doubt the viability of Vodafone Idea New Delhi: Vodafone Idea said on Saturday it was assessing how much it would pay the government as part of dues owed and said it proposed making a payment in the next few days. The government ordered mobile carriers …

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DoT Amends Licenses to Defer Spectrum Dues Payment

DoT Amends Licenses to Defer Spectrum Dues Payment

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has amended the unified access services license to defer payments of the spectrum auction instalments due for 2020-21 and 2021-22, operationalising the committee of secretaries’ decision to allow a two-year moratorium. “The licensee may opt to defer the spectrum auction instalment due for 2020-21 and …

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