TDSAT Sets Aside TRAI Order on Predatory Pricing

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on Thursday dismissed the telecom regulator’s order dated February 16, 2018 on predatory pricing due to lack of “transparency”. The tribunal’s order comes as a respite to Vodafone Idea – erstwhile Vodafone India and Idea Cellular — and Airtelwho had challenged the TRAI order in March. “To allow freedom from requirement of non-predation till acquisitionRead More

Huawei Finds Unlikely Ally in Germany Amid Talk of Excluding 5G Network Suppliers

Germany opposes excluding any manufacturers and technologies from its planned construction of 5G mobile networks, a spokesman for the interior ministry said, sounding a note of support for Chinese suppliers led by Huawei Technologies. US allies such as Australia, New Zealand and Japan have restricted Huawei’s access to their markets and the company’s chief financialRead More

IMC 2018: High Levies on Telecom Contradict PM’s Vision of Digital India, Says Sunil Mittal

The high rate of GST and spectrum prices in the telecom sector go against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a digitally-empowered India, Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said here on Thursday. Telecom is also among the most-taxed sectors globally, he said, addressing the inaugural session of the India Mobile Congress 2018. “I cannot see how this contradiction canRead More