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Spotlight on EISML bankruptcy even as IFC and Axis bank seek independent investigation into its parent Educomp insolvency
Spotlight on EISML bankruptcy even as IFC and Axis bank seek independent investigation into its parent Educomp insolvency

When the Parliament passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), in May 2016, it was touted as the biggest reform by the Modi government. It was supposed to not only solve the problem of NPAs but also deter errant promoters from siphoning off bank loans. However, it seems that in some cases promoters may be using it to escape payment obligations.

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Telecom NewsReduce the IUC: Use pure LRIC methods to calculate interconnection charges
B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

The telecom regulatory authority of India or TRAI has started the exercise of reviewing interconnection usage charge (IUC). There is always a dispute between incumbent and new operators on interconnection charges. Incumbent operators want high IUC as they have been around for a longer time and, thus, have more number of subscribers, while new operators want low IUC........read more
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Telecom News Huawei organizes first Huawei Southern East Asia Enterprise Service Ecosystem Summit 2018
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. organized today the first “Huawei Southern East Asia Enterprise Service Ecosystem Summit” on the theme “Leading Service Ecosystem, Accelerate Digital Transformation”. The event took place at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit in the presence of 40 industry core partners from Thailand, Hong Kong and India....read more
Telecom News Reliance Jio says not importing 4G feature phones
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio has rubbished allegations that it was trying to evade import duties by taking alternative trade routes to ship in its 4G feature phone Jio Phone, saying it manufactures all those handsets in India. Jio was responding to allegations by Indian mobile handset companies led by The Mobile Association (TMA) that claimed that Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries was not making the Jio Phone locally....read more
Telecom News Vodafone and Idea have to complete formalities before merging: Manoj Sinha
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Wednesday, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said that the UK-based Vodafone India and Aditya Birla group’s Idea Cellular have to complete certain formalities before merging their business operations, while confirming that the telecom department has already approved the mega deal between two telcos. This is, however, the first official confirmation from the government...read more
Telecom News Govt backs net neutrality framework
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe government will soon amend telecom licences to incorporate rules on net neutrality, which will include a bar on blocking or slowing down of content, while allowing fast lanes only for ‘critical’ services and keeping ‘content delivery networks’ out of their ambit. The Telecom Commission (TC), the highest decision-making body in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)...read more
Telecom News Airtel payments Banks receives approval from RBI to enroll new customers
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Thursday, Market leader Bharti Airtel said it has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enroll new customers for Airtel Payments Bank. “Airtel Payments Bank has received requisite approvals from the Reserve Bank of India to start on-boarding new customers. Airtel Payments Bank has also been permitted by the UIDAI to resume the on-boarding of customers using Aadhaar based e-KYC,” it said in a statement....read more
Telecom News Govt mulls replacing multiple charges imposed on telecom companies with a single levy
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIndia could be looking at replacing multiple charges imposed on telecom companies with a single levy but any recast will have to be revenue neutral, the finance ministry has said, without giveaways that would reduce collections. The debt-laden telecom companies had been hoping for some relief through a simplification in the charges....read more
Telecom News MediaTek AI Forum showcases newest AI features
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMediaTek, a leading global fabless semiconductor company on Thursday held a first-of-a-kind partner forum on advancements in smartphone artificial intelligence and what intelligent experiences consumers in India can expect on their devices. MediaTek is a first mover in bringing premium features such as Multi-core APU, face detection, gaming, voice-assistant, shopping and many more AI features to mid-range smartphones, thanks to its cutting-edge technology....read more
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Telecom News Biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked: Minister
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system "completely safe and secure". "... the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billion efforts," Prasad said at a public function organised here....read more
Telecom News Intex launches 2 "Full View" smartphones at starting price of Rs 4,649
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTargeting millions of Indian consumers waiting to migrate from feature phones to smartphones, domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Thursday launched two "Full View" smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio at a starting price of Rs 4,649. The 5.34-inch INFIE 33, which runs Android N, is priced at Rs 5,049 and the 4.95-inch INFIE 3 model, which runs Android Oreo Go, is priced at Rs 4,649....read more
Telecom News Huawei set to bring new Nova series phones to India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese electronics giant Huawei on Wednesday said it was gearing up to bring the new Nova series phones - Nova 3 and Nova3i - to India soon after their launch in China on July 18. Powered by the new graphics processing acceleration technology, GPU Turbo, the devices will come with a hardware-software integration, to increase graphics processing efficiency, Huawei said, adding that the new devices will boost the gaming experience....read more
Telecom News Detel enters into premium feature phone segment with the launch of D1 Gold
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsDetel, world’s most economical feature phone brand has unveiled its first premium category feature phone- D1 Gold. TheD1 Gold embodies a crystal keypad which gives it a premium look and feel. Priced at Rs.999, the D1 Gold caters to the requirements of the growing segment of mobile users who are willing to use advanced features in their mobile phones, but at a low price....read more
Telecom News BSNL starts first internet telephony service in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsState-run telecom firm BSNL today unveiled the country's first internet telephony service that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app. Now BSNL customers will be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country. Before this, phone calls on mobile apps was possible within users of a particular app and not on telephone numbers....read more
Telecom News Airtel announces massive network expansion plans for West Bengal
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today said that it will make significant investments to expand its high speed network footprint across West Bengal as part of its network transformation initiative - Project Leap. During FY18-19, Airtel plans to rollout 10,000 new mobile sites across West Bengal to significantly boost network capacity for high speed data and voice services....read more
Telecom News TRAI moots measures to make ICT services accessible for differently-abled
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom regulator Trai has recommended that all mobile manufacturers producing five or more handset models be mandated to bring out at least one handset that meets accessibility criteria for the differently-abled by 2020. Trai as part of its recommendations to make technology accessible to those who are differently-abled - numbering 26.8 million according to 2011 census - has also mooted...read more
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Mr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio says not importing 4G feature phones
Reliance Jio has rubbished allegations that it was trying to evade import duties by taking alternative trade routes to ship in its 4G feature phone Jio Phone, saying it manufactures all those handsets in India. Jio was responding to allegations by Indian mobile handset companies led by The Mobile Association (TMA) that claimed that Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries was not making the Jio Phone locally....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsBiometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked: Minister
The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system "completely safe and secure". "... the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billion efforts," Prasad said at a public function organised here....read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsBSNL starts first internet telephony service in India
State-run telecom firm BSNL today unveiled the country's first internet telephony service that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app. Now BSNL customers will be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country. Before this, phone calls on mobile apps was possible within users of a particular app and not on telephone numbers....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsIntex launches 2 "Full View" smartphones at starting price of Rs 4,649
Targeting millions of Indian consumers waiting to migrate from feature phones to smartphones, domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Thursday launched two "Full View" smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio at a starting price of Rs 4,649. The 5.34-inch INFIE 33, which runs Android N, is priced at Rs 5,049 and the 4.95-inch INFIE 3 model, which runs Android Oreo Go, is priced at Rs 4,649....read more
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TCS to set up World’s largest Corporate Learning Center in Thiruvananthapuram
With a total capacity to train 15,000 professionals at one time and 50,000 professionals annually...read more