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TRAI to push key agenda for FY18 with telcos

TRAI to push key agenda for FY18 with telcos

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will begin in January discussions with telecom and broadcasting companies to draw up and publish an ´agenda´ of important issues for 2017-18 - a move Chairman RS Sharma says will improve ´regulatory predictability´ in the sector.

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Government´s non-tax kitty may touch 5-year high

Government´s non-tax kitty may touch 5-year high

The telecom sector´s contribution towards non-tax revenues of the Indian government in the current fiscal is likely to be the highest in the past five years due to the mega spectrum auction, which is likely to take place in September this year, ICRA said.

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Telecom operators to invest Rs.20,000 cr

Telecom operators to invest Rs.20,000 cr

Telecom operators assured the government that they would install 1 lakh new towers in the next 12 months, entailing an investment of Rs.20,000 crore, to rein in the call drop menace and give a fillip to the Digital India campaign.

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Mega sale of airwaves by July: JS Deepak

Mega sale of airwaves by July: JS Deepak

Telecom Secretary JS Deepak said the government is working towards a mega sale of 2G, 3G and 4G airwaves by June-July and would a take a call next month on the starting prices of seven bands, including the coveted 700 MHz 4G band, recommended by the sector regulator.

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Reliance Group to develop solar park in Rajasthan

Reliance Group to develop solar park in Rajasthan

Billionaire Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group will develop a 6,000 megawatt Solar Power Park in Rajasthan, a plan that has potential to attract an investment of Rs.60,000 crore. ´The Reliance Group has signed an MoU to develop Solar Park and Solar Projects of 6,000 MW capacity, spread over nearly 30,000 acre, over next six years, with a potential to attract investment of about `60,000 crore in Rajasthan,´ Ambani said.

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Govt mulls penalty for call drops

Govt mulls penalty for call drops

As the call drop menace refuses to subside, the government is now weighing the option of slapping a penalty on telecom operators. Individual letters are to be shot off to company promoters to convey the concerns raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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