Mobile industry body COAI today accused Reliance Jio of "attacking, belittling and making false imputations" against the association, and warned the newcomer not to make "false" allegations to tarnish its image. The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) also sought public apology from Jio for its recent remarks, and said its allegations against the industry
An aggrieved Reliance Jio on Monday said the press statement issued by Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has failed to furnish the public apology that was demanded by Jio earlier in the ongoing war of words agitating the telecom sector. In a letter to COAI Director General Rajan S. Mathews, Jio asserted that "Rather
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio today escalated the war against the telecom association COAI, of which it is one of the members, saying the body was spreading patent falsity in denying that the recent press statements were directed against it. In a strongly-worded letter to the Cellular Operators Association of India or COAI - its
Taking its grievances against the telecom watchdog's recent order on telecom tariff amendment a step further, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday said it may take legal action and a decision on this should be taken by next week. The COAI said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has created an
Telecom regulator TRAI today termed as "baseless" the COAI's allegations that its orders appeared to be favoring one operator, and cautioned the industry body against making unsubstantiated charges. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Secretary S K Gupta asserted that the regulator functioned in a "transparent manner" and said that Cellular Operators Association of India
India's major telecom operators and Reliance Jio have been engaged in a bitter tariff war since September 2016. Jio's 4G service has been a success with over 160 million customers, and the service has turned profitable in less than a year after starting paid service. Now, India's old carriers have slammed TRAI for a series
Telecom operators body COAI expressed anguish at the Union Budget not addressing the industry's key demands, such as cut in levies and taxes, and said the sector which is in deep financial stress "continues to remain an orphan". "However, for realising the PM's vision of a fully connected and empowered Digital India, we reiterate that
Industry body COAI has said call drops are a result of operator churn and difficulty in getting approvals for installing infrastructure and operator-specific issues on service quality are not "emblematic" of the whole industry. The comments come at a time when spurt in call drops has once again come under the telecom department's gaze and
Industry body COAI said the proposal to extend payment period for spectrum to 16 years from the current 10 years will ease cash flows initially, but will not yield any tangible financial benefits for telecom companies. This is because the industry will end up shelling out Rs 80,000 crore more over the life of the
It was a year of turmoil for the hyper-competitive Indian telecom sector as the balance-sheets of many major players kept bleeding, prompting the government to form an panel to chalk out plans to bail out firms. Reliance Industries' Jio continued to disrupt the market with its free or low-priced offers while three or four majors
The extension of the deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile connections to March 31, 2018, provides an immediate relief to both telecom operators and consumers, industry body COAI said. "We are pleased that the timeline has been extended. We were facing challenges in complying with the earlier deadline given the volume (of telecom subscribers)," COAI
The telecom department outlined the detailed procedure for telcos to undertake mobile re-verification of foreign nationals and NRIs, and instructed players to operationalize the process for these subscribers by January 1, 2018. The procedure has been spelt out for re-verification of mobile connections of foreign nationals, as well as NRI subscribers who either do not
Industry stakeholders on Tuesday gave a mixed reaction to the telecom regulator TRAI's recommendations on Net Neutrality (NN), with some terming the recommendations as "progressive" and "pragmatic" and others finding them "a bit simplistic in light of increasing complexity in the economics of internet". According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the
Cellular association COAI has said telecom regulator TRAI must meet players to discuss the results of the new call drop norms, post December. The difficulties faced by telcos and outcome of the new stringent Quality of Service (QoS) formula applied should be discussed before results are made public by the regulator, Rajan Mathews, Director General
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for more time to operationalize new modes like one-time password (OTP) for Aadhaar-based re-verification of mobile subscribers SIMs. The current deadline is 1 December. We are not ready. We have told the UIDAI and the Telecom Department that timeframe
We are here with our daily wrap for the day. Things kicked off with a massive OnePlus 5T leak that gave us the best look at the upcoming device. Micromax then launched a new smartphone in partnership with Vodafone. The soon-to-launch Moto X4 leaked online again with an alleged India price tag. Apart from that COAI has also announced that India now has over 946 million mobile subscribers as of end of September. Lets take a more detailed look at the day s top stories.
Cellular operators' association COAI has favoured a steep hike in international termination charges to Rs 3.50 a minute against 53 paise per minute at present. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is currently in the midst of reviewing these rates, paid by foreign carriers for terminating international calls in India.
While the overall Internet penetration in India is 33 percent, it is only 16 percent in the rural areas, a report released at the 'India Mobile Congress 2017' said. According to the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) IMC-Deloitte report, India currently ranks 36th, globally, in Internet inclusion based on availability, affordability, relevance and readiness.
With the kind of technology, talent and innovation which are currently available in the country, India will leapfrog the learning stages the developed countries have to go through towards realising their digital goals, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.
Communications Minister Manoj Sinha announced that the first ever mobile, Internet and technology event in India -- India Mobile Congress 2017 -- will begin from today and continue till September 29.