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COAI Warns Big Tech Firms May Enter 5G Market Via Captive Non-public Networks

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), which represents Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea etc, said that the big technology companies will take a single-lease licence and start serving enterprise customers at par with public networks like Telecom Service Providers (TSP) without facing similar set of rules

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COAI Appoints Pramod K Mittal As Its New Chairperson

Mittal will replace Ajai Puri as the COAI Chairperson. Puri held the position for the two consecutive terms

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No Reason For Direct Allocation Of 5G Spectrum To Enterprises: COAI

Private enterprises have asserted that giving spectrum directly for creation of captive networks, without any dependency on telcos, would accelerate the digital agenda

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'Stronger Govt Push Needed To Build At Least 50% Towers On Fibre': COAI

Lt. Gen. Dr S. P. Kochhar, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) talks to ASHISH SINHA about the future of 5G roll-out, spectrum pricing, issues related to Right of Way and the challenges faced by the telecommunication sector

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Cellular Operators' Body Backs Deploying 5G 'Small Cells' On Electric Poles

COAI emphasised that to combat the challenges of laying aerial OFC (optical fibre cable), which serves as the backbone for 'small cell towers', it is important to enable initiatives for sharing existing infrastructure.

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DoT Amends Telecom Licence Norms To Relax Penal Provisions

Telecom firms were required to pay 4 per cent interest above the one-year MCLR of SBI and the interest was compounded monthly.

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COAI Seeks Cut In Levies, Other Relief Measures; Says Telecom Among Most Heavily Taxed Sectors

The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has written to Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash, amid an existential struggle of mobile operator Vodafone Idea in a three-private player market.

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‘There Is Need For Affordable Spectrum Pricing’: DG, COAI

Most countries that have adopted auction as a mechanism to allocate spectrum, do not have any revenue share such as Spectrum Usage Charges in India. It is important for the Cabinet to relook at the high base price, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) SP Kochhar, Director General (DG), Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) says. Lower reserve price will enable TSPs to work and focus towards fulfilling the objectives of ‘Digital India’, tells DG, COAI to Ashish Sinha of BW Businessworld.

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Fixing Floor Prices Critical Amid Financial Stress In Telecom: COAI

The association -- whose members include Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea -- said floor prices need to be fixed for data only for an interim period, say two years, and that voice calls and tariffs can be excluded from this.

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Fixing Floor Prices Critical Amid Financial Stress In Telecom: COAI

Despite the financial constraints faced by them during the pandemic, the telecom service providers continued to plough in significant investments and provide seamless network connectivity to Indians

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COAI Warns Mobile Users Against Fraud Messages, Calls Relating To KYC Details

The industry body urged the general public not to fall for any fraudulent messages and calls, and to stay vigilant. It asked mobile users not to respond to fake messages or calls, nor download any app, share documents or data.

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COAI AGM: Ajai Puri of Airtel Remains Chairman; P K Mittal of Reliance Jio is Vice Chairman

Cellular Operators Association of India or COAI in its AGM has announced that Ajai Puri, COO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel will once again hold the position of Chairman while Pramod Kumar Mittal, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, will be the Vice Chairman of the Association for FY-22

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Issues Around Telecom Industry's Health Even More Relevant Now; Viability A Must: COAI

The industry's demand relating to removal of legacy levies, taxes, rationalisation of USOF (universal service obligation fund levy), and other measures for long-term viability, are now more crucial than ever

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COAI Urges Govt To Remove Fake Messages On Social Media Linking COVID-19 To 5G

The Department of Telecommunications has also denied the claim of linking the COVID-19 pandemic to the 5G technology as false, and said it has no scientific basis.

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COAI Urges States To Vaccinate Telecom Field Employees On Priority Basis

Telephone and internet services already fall under the 'essential services' category, as per orders and directives issued both by the central and state governments.

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