User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
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Digital and cable TV industry can co-exist: Experts 23.3.2017 DNA: Money
Even as the increasing digital content viewing is perceived as a threat to the television industry, experts feel both can co-exist as the latter still continues to hold ground because of its reach. Digital has been gathering steam in the last couple of years with many domestic players and international video streaming service providers like Netflix and Amazon launching their over-the-top (OTT) services in the country. "The big advantage that television has is its reach. Television has become what connects the dots in this country. As digital takes over, viewers would go there but they would still want to have the same shared experience on TV as well," Star India President and Head of Content Studio Gaurav Banerjee said at the Ficci Frames here today. He said people have predicted death of various media and entertainment segments but nothing has really turned out to be true. "Radio was supposed to die in 1950s, the film industry was over in the 70s, Doordarshan was over in the 80s. We keep foretelling ...
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Trai dismisses telecom panel's claims on tariffs and deteriorating health of the sector 23.3.2017 ET: Policy
Trai to write to the Commission saying its view on health of the sector was faulty, and matters around tariffs, including promotional offers, fall within the domain of the regulator.
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The intersection of mobile and AI is the future: MakeMyTrip's Deep Kalra 22.3.2017 ET: Brand Equity
Deep Kalra talks about surviving the dot-com bust, social media, and more.
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Idea Cellular to merge with Vodafone; Stock plunges after upbeat start 20.3.2017 Sify Finance
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The great Indian debate: Do mobile towers really cause cancer? 20.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Mobile tower radiation reaching us is more than a thousand times weaker than that from the handsets we use and the Indian standards are 10 times more stringent than the global norms recommended by the World Health Organisation, points out T V Ramachandran.
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Idea Cellular's board approves merger with Vodafone India; shares up 4% 20.3.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The board of the Aditya Birla-backed Idea Cellular has approved the merger application with Vodafone India and Vodafone Mobile Services, according to a notification to the BSE.  Soon after markets opened, the shares of Idea Cellular were trading at Rs 112.00, up Rs 4.10 or 3.80% from previous close.  The merger, when it comes though, will mark the first consolidation amongst the existing players after the Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio's entry into the telecom market in September last year.  "Upon the amalgamation becoming effecting, the entire business of VIL and VMSL (excluding VIL's investment in Indus Towers Limited, its international network assets and information technology playforms) will vest in the Company." Idea told the BSE that the merger would be "subject to receipt of necessary approvals of shareholders, creditors, Sebi, stock exchanges, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the Department of Telecommunications, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, the Reserve Bank of India, and ...
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Trai chief calls for boosting data connectivity profile 17.3.2017 ET: Policy
India’s data connectivity ranking is even below Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Singapore, and way below the 46% of average data connectivity level worldwide, he said.
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Additional requirement of 4.7 million skilled workers in telecom by FY22 17.3.2017 ET: Jobs
20-25 per cent of people in a telecom set up are high-skill workers that is engineers, MBAs, CAs, HR experts who require no specific skill training.
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Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger 16.3.2017 ET: Policy
The committee was formed to look into representation received by BJP MP Arvind Sawant regarding improvement in services provided by BSNL and MTNL.
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Trai to relook at procedures for ease of doing business 16.3.2017 ET: Policy
“In the consultation paper floated by us on March 14, we are looking at the procedural and not the policy issues,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s RS Sharma told ET.
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No stay on Reliance Jio free offer; TDSAT asks Trai to re-examine issue 16.3.2017 ET: Policy
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), in its order today, asked Trai to apprise it of the "outcome and findings of the examination" within two weeks.
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No stay on Jio free offer; Trai asked to re-examine issue 16.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Jio had launched the inaugural free voice and data plan in September last year, and in December, extended the freebies till March 31, 2017
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Karnataka Budget 2017: Following Jayalalithaa's example, Siddaramaiah announces 'Namma Canteen' 15.3.2017 ET: Policy
Siddaramaiah announced "Namma Canteen" along the lines of "Amma Canteens" that dot Tamil Nadu and are thronged by the masses.
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Trai seeks shareholders' views on hurdles in merger and acquisitions 15.3.2017 ET: Policy
Trai has sought stakeholder inputs by April 11, after which it will analyse them and take a call on additional steps towards “simplification of processes”.
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TRAI asks global SIM card companies to explain poor service quality 14.3.2017 ET: Policy
TRAI, last week, called a meeting of 8-9 players and asked them to explain the reason for the poor service, which causes huge inconvenience to customers when they are abroad.
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Questions raised over move to give telecom department charge to officer nearing retirement 13.3.2017 ET: Policy
Power secretary Pradeep Kumar Pujari, set to retire in June, has been given additional charge of DoT.
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Affordable public WiFi: Trai asks DoT to tweak rules 10.3.2017 ET: Policy
Trai also recommended an aggregator model, suggesting that a new category of ‘public data office aggregators’ (PDOAs) deliver public Wi-Fi services without a licence.
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TDSAT reserves order on Reliance Jio’s free voice, data offer 10.3.2017 ET: Policy
Bharti Airtel & Idea Cellular had filed a plea urging the tribunal to order Trai to stop Jio’s free voice and data offer with immediate effect.
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TRAI favours PCO-type model for low-cost public Wi-Fi services 9.3.2017 ET: Infotech
The aggregators would not require any specific licence, but would have to adhere to registration and record keeping requirements prescribed by the telecom dept.
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Power Secretary P K Pujari gets additional charge of DoT Secy 9.3.2017 ET: Policy
The move comes after former Telecom Secretary J S Deepak was named India's next Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
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