Tag: business to business

Solar Power: Cost of production dropped 60%; price to equal thermal power’s in three years


More importantly, the MP tender brought the price of solar power closer to the price of thermal power — produced from coal or gas, and India’s largest source.   Earlier this month, when Madhya Pradesh accepted the bid of Himgiri Energ y Ventures to supply solar power to the state grid at Rs 6.5 a unit,… Read More ›

Telecom user base rises to 92.20 crore in January: Trai


NEW DELHI: The total number of telecom subscribers in the country rose marginally to 92.20 crore in January, on the back of increase in rural subscribers, sectoral regulator Trai said today. The overall user base stood at 91.51 crore at the end of December 2013, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said. “The number of telephone… Read More ›

Vodafone, Telenor experience makes foreign telcos tread cautiously in India


CHENNAI: Foreign telcos want to foray into India but experiences of Vodafone and Telenor in the country have made them cautious, Melbourne-based Telstra Global’s Managing Director Martijn Blanken said today. He also termed the Indian regulatory environment as “challenging”. “The thing is, if you have enough patience it works (in India). It took us quite a lot to get our licences…. Read More ›

DoT sees MSMEs emerging stronger on the ‘cloud’


The telecom department has advocated mass deployment of cloud computing technologies to improve the global competitiveness and export earnings of micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) during the 12th Plan period, according to an internal note seen by ET.  KOLKATA: The telecom department has advocated mass deployment of cloud computing technologies to improve the global… Read More ›

CDMA operators seek cut in base price for 800 Mhz bandwidth


Mobile phone companies offering services on the CDMA platform have demanded that the telecom department reject the sector regulator’s recommendations on the base price of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band and keep it at 65% of the starting price fixed for the recently concluded auction of 1800 Mhz bandwidth.  NEW DELHI: Mobile phone companies… Read More ›

Vijay Kelkar wants existing regime for oil contracts


Kelkar said the committee had requested AOGO to provide data and analysis of issues that affect the sector. These were included in its interim report, which was submitted to the government in January.   NEW DELHI: Vijay Kelkar, chairman of the expert panel on energy security, has stuck to his position that the existing regime for… Read More ›

Many electricity regulatory bodies headless


Regulatory commissions in most states are either headless or have not appointed an expert member, leaving them overworked.  NEW DELHI: Power firms have a new regulatory hurdle. Regulatory commissions in most states are either headless or have not appointed an expert member, leaving them overworked, while power producers unable to get quick orders on tariffs… Read More ›

Private banks at high risk of losing customers: IBM study


NEW DELHI: Private sector banks in India are at a greater risk of losing their customers on account of non-satisfactory services as compared to public sector banks, says a study by technology giant IBM. Conducted by research firm IDC, the study titled ‘Understanding the Indian Retail Banking Customer’ says push marketing is fast becoming obsolete… Read More ›

Tata Motors launches campaign against spurious spare part makers


This is part of a systematic campaign against the sale of spurious spare parts under the Tata Genuine Parts brand.  PUNE: Cracking down on counterfeit spare parts makers, Tata MotorsBSE 0.15 % conducted a raid at 33 parts manufacturers and duplicate packing suppliers in Maharashtra. This is part of a systematic campaign against the sale… Read More ›

DVC seeks law tweak, may split power business from other activities


The DVC Act stipulates that the company will undertake flood-control, aid irrigation and help supply water for industrial and domestic use.  KOLKATA: State-run power producer Damodar Valley Corporation does not have the means to undertake operations it was mandated to carry out, according to its acting chairman Arup Roy Choudhury. The company is now seeking… Read More ›