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NEW DELHI: A two private player duopoly in the telecom market would be too risky in India, especially coque 360 iphone 6 plus for the consumers, senior officials of the sectoral watchdog said.
They pointed out that the telecom regulator had recommended relief measures such as a cut in the spectrum usage charge (SUC) coque samsung eminem and Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) levy long coque samsung grand prime sm-g531f back, but the government coque samsung galaxy s7 edge silicone disney is yet to take any action.
“Three private companies as well as a government backed player will be appropriate to cater to a billion subscribers. The official asked not to be identified.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court dismissed the review petitions of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea against the October 24 order, which widened the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) to include non core items. Now, the two companies need to pay coque iphone 6 double a combined Rs 89,000 crore by January 23, image de coque samsung leaving many fearing that the loss making Vodafone Idea, with over Rs 53,000 crore dues, may not survive. This would lead to a duopoly in a market with over a billion subscribers.
However, India’s telecom market coque samsung s3 one piece is very attractive for investors with such a large subscriber base and surging data consumption, making it a good business case for three coque samsung s8 punisher private telcos to service it, official said.
“The consumer base of more than a billion with nearly 300 million for three operators is a very large pie,” one of the two officials said. The official added that while the voice income had become stagnant, data revenue is massive and continuously growing.
“With Internet becoming pervasive, India is becoming a very coque samsung galaxy a3 foot attractive market and if somebody argues that the sector was not iphone 6 coque audi worth investing, it is merely a fallacy,” the official said.
The official was referring to comments from Vodafone Idea Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla coque samsung galaxy note 3 bois that the Aditya Birla Group won’t invest any more equity in the telecom venture with the Vodafone Group, which has also taken a similar line.
The officials also noted that Trai had long back recommended steps which would coque versace iphone 6 have helped the industry, but the government had chosen not to act on it so far.
“To ease the industry’s stress, we had already recommended a slew of measures including reduction in the SUC and USOF levy, but the government has so far not leclerc coque samsung j5 taken any action,” said another regulatory official.
In coque samsung galaxy s8 luxe April 2015, Trai had recommended that the USO levy, a part of coque samsung s6 ours the licence fee, should be reduced to 3% from 5% coque samsung s7 edge stylé of the telcos’ adjusted gross revenue (AGR). It coque samsung j3 dessin animé also suggested reducing SUC to 1% over time. Currently, telcos pay 8% (including 5% for USOF) as license fees and 3 4% as SUC. Both are on the basis of AGR.
The telecom department also recommended these measures to the finance ministry, which stalled them as they have a negative revenue impact on government’s finances.
Govt relief only hope, else telecom sector headed for duopoly: Analysts
In November, coque solaire iphone 6 the government cleared a two year moratorium on spectrum payments, giving coque samsung galaxy a5 humoristique India’s three private telcos a Rs 42,000 crore breather from paying till 2021 2022.
For Vodafone Idea, which posted a loss of Rs remplacer coque samsung 51,000 crore in the July September with negative free cash flows, this means postponing a payment of Rs 23,920 crore. For Airtel, which posted a quarterly loss of over Rs 23,000 crore, it’s a relief of Rs 11,746 crore. Jio, the only profit making telco in India, can delay payment of Rs 6,670 crore to the government.
But Vodafone Idea has haemorrhaging subscribers. In November, the telco lost over 36 million wireless subscribers, shrinking coque samsung galaxy core prime coque a eau iphone 6 de foot its market share to 29.12%, as per Trai data. Reliance Jio, which added 5.6 million, and Bharti Airtel, which gained 1.6 million, coque samsung a5 2017 batman had 32.04% and 28.35% market shares respectively.
New York based credit ratings agency Moody’s said the financial burden due to AGR dues would likely further weaken Vodafone Idea’s ability to compete in the Indian market, and rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio could gain market share.
SC rejects Vodafone Idea, Airtel and Tata Teleservices’ plea to review AGR rulingThe Supreme Court rejected pleas by Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices to review the October 24 verdict that widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR), leaving the three telcos collectively facing more than 1.02 lakh crore in additional licence fees, spectrum usage charges (SUC), penalties and interest.
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