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Some of the key expectations and demands of the Industry, which continues to be one of the important growth engines for the economy, have been ignored.
Revenue from the sale of its telecoms airwaves is crucial for the government to meet its ambitious fiscal deficit targets.
ased on the reserve price, the government estimated to garner over Rs 82,000 crore from the sale of radiowaves for providing 2G and 3G services in the upcoming auction.
The ambitious Digital India programme, an integral plank of PM Narendra Modi’s government, was “making good progress”, said the Finance Minister on Saturday.
\"They may have to revise their tariffs structures for pre-paid customers, as their ability to offer full talk time will go down by about 2%,\" Katariya explained.
“This would ensure improved access to services through IT enabled platforms, greater transparency in government processes,” Jaitley explained.
The government expects to earn Rs 42,865.62 crore from spectrum auctions in the 2015-16 financial year, FM Jaitley said while presenting the Union Budget.
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The initiative would serve to lure more drivers to join Ola as it prepares to begin operations in at least 100 new cities by 2016.
The state had proposed to execute the project at a cost of Rs 4,913 cr in five years while Centre has earmarked Rs 1,940 cr for the NOFN project in the state.
With boom in the digital media space, demand for niche skill-sets is also increasing. But there is a huge demand-supply mismatch.
Govt is estimated to get well over Rs 1 lakh crore from the auction.If cos become wary, the govt may lose out on revenue.
Supreme Court today deferred to March 9 the hearing on a plea of telecom firm Vodafone India against TRAI\'s recent tariff regulations by which IUC have been revised.
TRAI has proposed to cut STD call rates during roaming to Re 1 per minute, from maximum charge of Rs 1.5 per minute.
\"Cable laying has been completed in about 5,000 villages and the project is likely to be completed by 31 December 2016,\" the economic survey said.
“We will have to build technology capable of sustaining both heavy broadband users and the `Internet of things,\" said Nicolas Demassieux.
It has added that the Supreme Court’s order that nothing in the sale will be finalised without its nod has added uncertainty to the auction process.
TRAI on February 23, has slashed by 30 per cent the amount that mobile operators pay to each other for calls made from one network to another.
Mathews said that by the government’s logic, it shouldn’t be auctioning even the 900 Mhz airwaves which are currently with operators.
SC made it clear that the auction for 2G spectrum will go ahead according to the schedule from March 4 subject to the outcome of matter before it.
Previously, Samsung Electronics has set 5G speed record at 7.5Gbps, which is less than 1 per cent of the Surrey team\'s speed.
Cos like Tata Tele, Vodafone India and MTS that have become active in the wi-fi hot spot space over the last few quarters would be equally interested in implementing the government\'s plan
The court also added a rider - that no auction winner can claim any equity just because he had won a bid in the auction.
Calls made from landlines to a landline or a mobile phone won\'t include any such interconnection usage charge (IUC), which was 20 paise earlier.
Telecom subscribers cannot communicate with each other or connect with other networks unless necessary interconnection arrangements are in place.
On MTNL, Prasad said MTNL is also adding 1,080 3G mobile sites each in Delhi and Mumbai along with 800 2G sites in Delhi and 566 2G sites in Mumbai.