Price of 5G spectrum in India 30-40 per cent higher than global rates: COAI

Majority of our operators have indicated that 5G spectrum is far too prohibitively expensive and that their balance sheets can't afford this, COAI Director General said.

published on : 4th June 2019

COAI urges new government to ease telecom sector's financial woes, review spectrum prices

Mobile operators' association is hoping that some of its long-pending demands will be taken up in the coming months.

published on : 26th May 2019

Telecom companies, BBMP lock horns over cutting overhead cables

BBMP is also accusing telecom operators of resorting to wrong tactics.

published on : 7th May 2019

Cellular operators want to talk out OFC cables cutting issue

BBMP is treating all over-the-ground cables as unauthorized, though the industry had obtained necessary permissions and had originally laid them underground.

published on : 27th April 2019

Coal’s November data shows Vodafone Idea continues to lose subscribers 

Data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for the month of November 2018 shows that the newly merged Vodafone Idea continues to bleed subscribers.

published on : 5th January 2019

COAI says debt restructuring, cut in levies must to alleviate telecom stress

The COAI's comments assume significance given that hectic parleys continue between the government and industry over liquidity concerns in telecom sector.

published on : 22nd November 2018

Telcos to erase Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC documents: COAI

An alternate form for buying new SIMs through a mobile app that will time capture photograph of the persons along with ID proof such as Aadhaar card, voter ID or passport is in the works.

published on : 18th October 2018

Extension of Aadhaar-mobile linkage deadline a relief: Cellular Operators' Association of India

The extension of deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile connections to March 31, 2018, provides an immediate relief to both telecom operators and consumers, industry body COAI said today.

published on : 15th December 2017

Airtel alone gains customers in September among old telcos: Cellular Operators Association of India

Among five incumbent private mobile operators, only Bharti Airtel added new subscribers in September while the rest lost more than 29 lakh customers.

published on : 23rd October 2017