Indian operators face revenue threat in 2015 auction

first_img India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp Español Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 AUG 2014 Home Indian operators face revenue threat in 2015 auction Related Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Richard Handford center_img Leading operators Reliance Communications, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular could lose sizeable chunks of their revenue if they don’t win back their existing spectrum in certain regions during next year’s spectrum auction, according to Economic Times.Separately, the same three operators are among those Indian companies to have been issued with so-called “show-cause” notices for under-reporting their sales, the country’s Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, told the country’s parliament.Reliance Communications, Vodafone and Idea could lose as much as 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 15 per cent of their revenue respectively if they are unsuccessful in the 2015 auction, based on data from regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).They are likely to face competition in the auction from rivals including market leader Bharti Airtel and aggressive newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm.The government is set to auction airwaves in the 900 MHz and 1.8 GHz bands across 18 of India’s 22 telecom services areas early in 2015.The sale is happening with the 900 MHz frequencies because of the expiry of operators’ 20-year licences. Those in the 1.8 Ghz band are frequencies left unsold from February’s auction.With regard to the show-cause notices for misreporting revenue, Dishnet Wireless, Aircel, Tata Teleservices and Bharti Airtel also stand accused of the same offence, according to the Department of Telecommunications.All the companies deny the charge and have made representations to the ministry, which has yet to make a final decision. WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Previous Article5 years of news reporting… and a news announcement of our ownNext ArticleNaver mulls money launch WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations Tags Idea CellularIndiaReliance CommunicationsVodafone Indialast_img read more

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With hostile teachers watching, West New York BOE rejects $136M budget

first_img Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts With hostile teachers watching, West New York BOE rejects $136M budget TAGSlorena portillomatthew chengsteven rodaswest new york board of educationwest new york education association SHARE Facebook Twitter Bayonne There are some good folks on WNY Wakes Up and some complainers who are too consumed by their own hatred to realize that the art of politics does not occur in a vacuum. Trustee Cheng could not have pulled off the threat of an effective walkout or won the teachers the courtesy to speak publicly before a board recess, without the collaboration of Trustees Rodas and Portillo. Lets find more opportunities to build bridges of respect, understanding, and collaboration, rather than walls of disrespect, ignorance, and hostility. Bayonne George Martinez By John Heinis – April 29, 2016 3:28 pm 2 Bayonne 2 COMMENTS April 29, 2016 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Comments are closed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Following the contributions to The campaigns and you will see who is ROBBING the district. Look at the elected officials financial disclosure forms. Vote down the inter local agreement with the town and you will save 800k.Hinnis do some investigative reporting look at elect reports and find 10s of thousands in contributions to the WNY elected officials.Do a search on how much money NUWAY the lunch and breakfast vendor had contributed to WNY elected officials.UMBERTO DID YOU GIVE UP ON WNY CHILDREN ?????????Ask why Jonatan and Adam want this VENDOR to keep his contract. Look up where Jonathan is getting all his money to travel all the time. April 29, 2016 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm Veteran With no money allocated to the West New York teachers and other school employees, who again protested before the meeting, the board of education voted down a proposed $136 million budget that would’ve come with an eight percent tax increase. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KusibKnmWDo&feature=youtu.be[/fve]Inside the special meeting at West New York Middle School, School Business Administrator Dean Austin presented the proposed $136.6 million budget.Austin said that despite the teachers’ current frustration, no programs will be cut, there will be no mass layoffs and an $850,000 tax levy would be used to pay unemployment benefits and terminal leave.This jump is about a $1.2 million tax levy increase from last year. Austin further stated that this would only lead to an additional $94 in property taxes for a homeowner with an assessed value of $100,392.Furthermore, given that the Hudson County tax levy increase of the past three years is 44 percent, West New York is very fortunate to be at just 11 percent – second to only Union City at six percent.Austin also noted that given that West New York is an Abbott school district, $94,465,988 comes from the state. Outspoken Trustee Matthew Cheng said he felt “blindsided” by the proposed $850,000 tax levy since he saw it for the first time just moments prior.With that in mind, Cheng asked what the game plan was to negotiate a new contract with the West New York Education Association, to a round of applause from the audience, before Board Counsel Lester Taylor said it would be improper to discuss negotiations with a specific bargaining unit in public.That didn’t stop Trustees Steven Rodas and Lorena Portillo from calling out both the board and the school district as a whole for being irresponsible with the process.During the public portion session which once again saw well over a dozen teachers speak, a couple of old timers did their best to try to breathe some life into the board.When it was all said and done, the motion to pass the budget failed by a vote of 2-4, with Trustees Jonathan Castaneda and Damarys Gonzalez voting yes. Trustees Silvio Acosta and Dennise Mejia were absent.The board has until May 14th to approve a budget. ACLU files motion to dismiss lawsuit that limited ICE protests outside DeGise home Previous articleSacco: North Bergen has been ‘suffering’ since Christie has been in officeNext articleNot too Kool for Jersey City: Street gets named after Kool & the Gang John Heinis Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ElectionsWest New Yorklast_img read more

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