TRAI has stuck to its stance that short duration 'demonstration' licences be granted within a maximum period of 15 days as part of ease of doing business in the sector, rejecting Telecom Department's arguments that the recommended time period may not be sufficient.
Industry body COAI has opposed 'de-licensing' of 'E and V bands' and made an aggressive pitch to the telecom department to allot them to mobile operators for backhaul usage.
MTNL chief P K Purwar said an internal panel of Telecom Department is meeting on regular basis to discuss the revival options for the ailing state-owned firm.
The telecom dept unveiled a strategic plan for bringing together state-owned companies and organisations in sector for promoting greater operational synergy among them.
BSNL expressed concern that it is likely to feel the 'stress' this financial year because of intense competition and asked the telecom dept to speed up its receivables.
As many as 8.7 lakh out of 1.7 crore customer acquisition forms have been found non-compliant with subscriber verification norms by the monitoring wing of Telecom Dept.