Indian operators, regulator price floor talks imminent

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Indian operators, regulator price floor talks imminent Author India to shun China vendors in 5G trials AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JUL 2017 Airtel returns to profit Joseph Waring Tags Previous ArticleGrab to raise $2B from SoftBank and DidiNext ArticleWarner Music Group acquires concert discovery app center_img India’s telecoms regulator will hold a meeting with the country’s mobile operators on 21 July to hear their view on setting a minimum tariff for voice and data services, The Economic Times (ET) reported.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reportedly asked operators to present their detailed reasoning behind supporting a price floor as well as why they don’t also support price caps.After Reliance Jio launched 4G services in September 2016, offering a series of generous free voice and data packages, some mobile players pushed the regulator to impose a minimum price to prevent companies offering tariffs which are lower than the cost of services.Current regulations require operators only to inform TRAI of their planned tariffs seven days before launch, so setting a floor price would be a major policy shift, ET said.Operators’ balance sheets have been significantly impacted by a price war sparked by Jio’s entrance. Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular posted heavy losses in the January to March quarter.TRAI figures showed monthly ARPU in Q1 declined nearly 21 per cent from the previous quarter to INR83 ($1.29). Asia Jio profit soars on subscriber gains Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Related Bharti-AirtelIdea CellularIndiaReliance jioTrailast_img read more

Nike stores closed in South Africa amid outcry over racist web…

first_imgSouth Africa Elections Coverage Some Nike stores in South Africa were forced to close on Wednesday after public outcry over a racist comment by a man that local media said had links to the sportswear company.Nike declined to comment on the store closures, but issued a statement reiterating its “long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect”, adding that the man seen in a video posted online was not a company employee.In the video, taken at a beach resort, a white man with a South African accent says: “And not one kaffir in sight. Fucking heaven on earth.”The “K word” as it is known in South Africa is apartheid-era slang for a black person and is regarded as a deeply offensive slur on a par with the “N word” in America.Times Live online news service said the man in the video was married to a merchandising director at Nike. A Nike spokeswoman in London declined to comment and Reuters was unable to independently verify the person’s identity.South African media reported Nike stores had closed their doors. Witnesses confirmed that two were shut at a mall in the Sandton district of Johannesburg.The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a party known for its hard-left and African nationalist positions, said it would file a criminal complaint against the man in the video.In January, protesters led by the EFF trashed six H&M stores over an ad by the retail chain which featured a black child modelling a sweatshirt with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle.”South Africa remains deeply scarred by its apartheid and colonial past, with the racial reconciliation embraced by the late president Nelson Mandela frequently marred by racist incidents.Related South Africa budget expectationscenter_img South Africa Rastafarianslast_img read more

Garage Sales for this weekend…

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2016. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. ––––– Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 200 weeks ago We have none so far for this weekend. You can still advertise your garage sale in the posts below. Report Reply 0 replies · active 200 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mary Ann Hennig · 200 weeks ago Big, big sale, Friday Oct 14th 12 noon to 5 and Saturday Oct. 15th 8 to till I take down signs. Where: 404 N. F st, Wellington. Bicycles- big and small, stroller, running double stroller, books, dishes, full size mattress- clean, lots of ladies capris , jeans, tops, purses, lg mens, home decor, lots of nice boy and girl clothing sizes 8 and under, coats, shoes, push mower, baby toys, new Avon products, jewelry, u name it……. look for the tents on North side of house. list continues…… Report Reply 1 reply · active 199 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mary Ann Hennig · 199 weeks ago This is for Oct 14 and 15!!!! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments last_img read more