Editorial: Tech touch

The Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) has said that any concern around adverse impact of 5G on health is ‘totally misplaced’, and all evidence available supports that the next-generation technology is safe. Continue Reading

‘5G will not cause Covid’

The telecom and the related infrastructure industry have come together to refute rumours that 5G connectivity is causing the second wave of Covid-19.  Industry bodies have cautioned the public against falling prey to such misinformation. Continue Reading

Telecom business seeks govt aid to tide over liquidity crunch

The Telecom industry, which facilitated wide-spread digital adoption during the pandemic, continues to be financially stressed and seeks government support on issues like liquidity, rationalisation of levies, AGR and spectrum pricing, according to COAI. Continue Reading

COAI seeks refund of unutilised ITC

Telecom industry body COAI has again written to the Finance Minister seeking financial relief with refund of unutillised input tax credit (ITC) and rationalisation of regulatory levies as the industry goes through a tough time amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

COAI approach DoT to stop online sale of signal boosters

After making a direct appeal to e-tailers, industry body COAI has now sought Telecom Department’s intervention to stop the rampant sale of mobile signal boosters and repeaters on certain e-commerce sites despite restrictions. Continue Reading