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Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) News
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
Telecom sector enabling 35% of India's GDP in COVID-19 times
Sun, May 03, 2020
As the telecom players ensured their networks were up and running to meet the unprecedented surge in demand during lockdown times, the sector is currently enabling 30-35 per cent of the GDP in the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing period, other than the present 6 per cent direct contribution to the GDP, a new report has said.
COAI seeks clear roadmap for resolution of issues plaguing telecom sector
Tue, Apr 02, 2019
COAI rued that revenue continues to remain under pressure for the industry saddled with high debt, and for most players the earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization or EBITDA generated "is not enough to meet the interest expenses".
Indian Telecom export body urges NSA to ban on Chinese telecom gears
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
"Ban the procurement of any Chinese telecom equipment in any government telecom network (centre or state), including power, rail, defence and PSUs. We believe that indigenous equipment makers already have the products, IPR as well as manufacturing capability and capacity to address these needs," Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC) Chairman Shyamal Ghosh said in a letter to Doval.
Telcos to erase Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC docs: COAI
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
Mobile service customers who want to get their Aadhaar details deleted from records of their telecom operators can do so by providing another valid documents for verification, industry body COAI said Thursday.
Duty hike will raise import costs, add to industry's financial woes: COAI
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Telecom industry body COAI Friday said the import duty hike on certain communication products will increase industry's import costs by about 10 percent adding to financial woes, but asserted that operators are fully aligned to the interest of the nation.
Raging over pesky calls? Here is some bad news for you
Sat, Aug 04, 2018
Telecom operators will need more than 18 months to block pesky calls by fully implementing the amended regulations on unwarranted commercial calls and messages, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Friday.
UIDAI row: Telcos not responsible for default saving of helpline number, says COAI
Sat, Aug 04, 2018
The telecom industry has denied any role in the strange incident in which an old toll-free helpline number of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) got automatically stored on a large number of Android powered smartphones.
New rules on network rollout to reduce call drops: COAI
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Telcos also complained to have shelled out abnormally high prices for RoW and face different levies.
Low-interest spectrum auction may still improve data bandwidth, services
Sun, Oct 09, 2016
India`s telecom spectrum auction ended on Thursday, closing within five days with a total commitment of only Rs 65,789 crore.
Spectrum auction: Harmonisation of 1800 MHz brought in Rs 28,000 crore alone
Fri, Oct 07, 2016
The end of the five day spectrum auction on October 6, has reeled in Rs 65,789 crore from bids placed by seven telecom operators.
RJio threatens to sue COAI for defamatory ‘back door operator’ comment
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Reliance Jio (RJio) on Wednesday threatened to sue Rajan S. Mathews, Director General of COAI stating that his earlier comments about the company were surreptitious, defamatory, devoid of any merit and an act of contempt of the orders of the Supreme Court.
COAI labels Rjio's allegations as slanderous, mischievous
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Monday reacted to an open letter addressed to the body and called its accusations as slanderous ones.
Reliance Jio versus rivals: When will the saga end?
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
"Led by POI congestion, the benefits of superior voice technology have also been denied to Indian customers despite RJIOs state-of-art-network roll-out," it said in the statement.
Telcos interconnect dispute: COAI terms tiff with TRAI as 'unfortunate misunderstanding'
Sun, Sep 11, 2016
The telecom regulator had convened a meeting of telcos to resolve the ongoing dispute between the incumbent operators namely - Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone and the new entrant Reliance JIO over interconnecting joints.
TRAI asks telecom operators to settle interconnection dispute
Thu, Sep 08, 2016
Incumbents say they do not possess the financial or network resources to handle the imbalance of traffic generated through Jio's network and hence are not 'obliged' to provide it additional capacity, a ET report.
Full text: Here's what Reliance Jio has to say regarding COAI's accusations
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Reliance Jio hit back by saying the claims were "malicious, unfounded, ill-informed and frivolous" and have been made with "ulterior motive" of promoting vested interests of incumbent operators.
Reliance Jio servers crash in rush for free SIM cards
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
After Reliance Jio started offering free SIM cards to customers, its servers are crashed, unable to handle the demand, Zee Business reporter Aseem Manchanda said on Tuesday.
Telco wars: Reliance Jio tests nothing but commercial operations, says COAI
Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Under the umbrella of COAI, the letter addressed to Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, alleged the government, in the process, was also losing revenue.
RIL orders employees to switch to Reliance Jio from other mobile operators
Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Airtel will stand to lose about 1.25 to 1.50 lakh subscribers because of this.
No clarity in permit to seek compliance from telcos, Trai tells DoT
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular on board had approached DoT requesting it to immediately ask Reliance Jio to stop all connections provided to 1.5 million users.