The Telecom Commission has directed the Department of Telecom to seek clarity from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on whether the regulator can impose penalty on the operators for violation for interconnect norms
Goyal Aluminiums plans to set up EV plant in UP
DISCOM to purchase 1,070 MW of wind-solar hybrid electricity in Gujarat
Railways sets empanelment tender for rooftop solar installations
Tata Power introduces new 400 KV transmission corridor for Mumbai
RIL & Adani Group withdraw bid to acquire SKS Power Generation
Ahmednagar to soon have its first solar agri-feeder
Brookfield to Acquire KKR’s 50% Stake in Renewable Developer X-Elio
SCHOTT enters PPA with CleanMax for Wind Solar Hybrid Project
Power Grid Corporation receives 6 Special Purpose Vehicles from REC
Power Finance Corporation to receive Rs 165 cr loan from Japan’s JBIC
Delhi aims to meet annual electricity demand through solar power
BCCL signs 1st MDO contract for coking coal extraction
NTPC REL: Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy bags order
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
Telecom panel seeks clarity from TRAI
Mood coloured by near-term uncertainty
Hemant Maganlal Joshi, Technology, Media and Telecom Leader, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, feels that despite the near-term sluggish outlook for the telecom industry, innovation will help it come out of the woods.
Spectrum auction nets Rs 14,000 crore as deposits
Seven telecom operators have deposited Rs 14,653 crore as earnest money for the largest spectrum auction from October 1. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has said that Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone can bid in any spectrum band in any of the telecom circles in the country.
Idea to launch 4G in 10 circles by June
IndiaÂ´s third-largest mobile phone operator, Idea Cellular, said it was setting up infrastructure to launch 4G services in 10 circles by June 2016 and said it would soon catch up with operators which had launched the service.
Idea to invest Rs.5,500 crore in FY16
Idea Cellular expects Reliance Jio InfocommÂ´s impending launch of 4G services to fuel faster growth of data services in the country, but will continue to focus on growing its 3G operations for now.
Bharti Infratel plans to acquire Idea, Vodafone towers
Bharti Infratel is looking at the option of taking over the telecom towers of Vodafone and Idea Cellular in India at a valuation of Rs 5,000 crore.
Mobile tower roll-out slow
The pace of roll-out of cellular towers has declined significantly to just 8,000 a year compared with 14,000 in the previous financial year. According to data available with the Department of Telecom, over 40,000 new towers were added in 2009-10. While there were 3.47 lakh towers on March 2011, this is expected to move up to 3.55 lakh by the end of the current year, a growth of only 2.3 percent.In comparison, the year-on-year growth rate in 2008 was over 60 percent.