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“While we respect people’s right to protest on any issue, sabotaging the telecom network infrastructure and disrupting telecom services as a form of protest by anyone is strongly condemned,” COAI said in a statement.(HT File Photo)

Sabotaging telecom infra, disrupting services as form of protest strongly condemned: COAI

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Terming telecom services as “lifeline” for lakhs of customers, COAI’s Director General, SP Kochhar said disruption of telecom services is causing immense inconvenience to the common man, for whom mobile services are “essential”.
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The sector narrowly escaped financial collapse following the apex court upholding the government’s method to calculate revenue share with telecom operators.(HT File Photo)
The sector narrowly escaped financial collapse following the apex court upholding the government’s method to calculate revenue share with telecom operators.(HT File Photo)

Telcos seek government intervention to resolve industry woes, AGR definition: COAI

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:19 PM IST
COAI Director General Lt Gen SP Kochhar told PTI that the telecom sector needs to make huge investment in infrastructure and needs regulatory support, review of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) definition, GST exemption on AGR dues, promises made in National Digital Communications Policy 2018 for ease of doing business etc.
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The event in 2019 recorded 75,000 visitors, 350 exhibitors, 350 speakers, 56 live 5G demos, over 50 thought leadership sessions and participation from over 60 countries.(ANI)
The event in 2019 recorded 75,000 visitors, 350 exhibitors, 350 speakers, 56 live 5G demos, over 50 thought leadership sessions and participation from over 60 countries.(ANI)

PM Modi to virtually inaugurate India Mobile Congress on Dec 8

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:44 PM IST
The 4th edition of the three-day telecom industry event will be held online for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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COAI also sought an immediate cut in licence fee levy to three per cent from 8 per cent and reduction in spectrum usage charges.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))
COAI also sought an immediate cut in licence fee levy to three per cent from 8 per cent and reduction in spectrum usage charges.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))

COAI rings alarm; asks govt to ease terms for AGR dues’, cut in licence fee

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) has also said that the requirement of financial bank guarantees for securing licence fee payments should be done away with.
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The villain of 2.0, a giant that is half-human and half-bird, has wings made out of cellphones, and at one point in the trailer, growls: “Every person who owns a cellphone is a murderer.”(REUTERS)
The villain of 2.0, a giant that is half-human and half-bird, has wings made out of cellphones, and at one point in the trailer, growls: “Every person who owns a cellphone is a murderer.”(REUTERS)

Stop release of Rajinikanth’s 2.0, telecom group writes to censor board over ‘false depiction’ of phones

By Reuters | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:19 PM IST
Scenes from the trailer of Rajinikanth-starrer ‘2.0’ show cellphones shooting out of users’ hands and into the sky, rising up like a typhoon and engulfing everything in sight.
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Mumbai, India - June 27, 2014:Rajan Mathews,Director General,COAI addressing to media on Mobile networks and public health in Mumbai, India, on Friday, June 27, 2014. (Photo by )(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Mumbai, India - June 27, 2014:Rajan Mathews,Director General,COAI addressing to media on Mobile networks and public health in Mumbai, India, on Friday, June 27, 2014. (Photo by )(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)

5G spectrum auctions should take place only around second half of 2019: Rajan Mathews

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 02:03 PM IST
COAI director general Rajan Mathews said the ongoing financial stress in the telecom industry will also have to be dealt with for the telecom operators to make investments into 5G auctions.
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