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An INR1.4 lakh crore puzzle: Telcos are battling for survival. Dissecting the complex AGR saga.

Two decades ago, mobile operators were issued licences in return for sharing a percentage of their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) with the government. But a dispute over its definition has simmered — the incumbents only want core services under AGR, while the DoT has included non-telecom services as well. ET Prime’s virtual assistant Dr. Prime deciphers the AGR muddle for you.
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29 Nov 2019 17 Mins Read 13 comments
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Nearly two decades have been spent in legal battles with multiple appeals and litigations, resulting in two TDSAT and two Supreme Court judgements and various recommendations from TRAI. Yet, the bitter dispute over the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) is still on the boil with incumbent telecom companies fighting a battle for survival. Is this their last stand?
constructively and come-up with some innovative ways to settle this debate of AGR once and for all. Thank you, Dr. Prime. Meanwhile could you also tell how to brew coffee? Dr. Prime:<Long BEEP> and DP Shuts Down. Annexure: Clause 19. Definition of ‘Adjusted Gross Revenue’: ( Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)
Nearly two decades have been spent in legal battles with multiple appeals and litigations, resulting in two TDSAT and two Supreme Court judgements and various recommendations from TRAI. Yet, the bitter dispute over the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) is still on the boil with incumbent telecom companies fighting a battle for survival. Is this their last stand? constructively and come-up with some innovative ways to settle this debate of AGR once and for all. Thank you, Dr. Prime. Meanwhile could you also tell how to brew coffee? Dr. Prime:<Long BEEP> and DP Shuts Down. Annexure: Clause 19. Definition of ‘Adjusted Gross Revenue’: ( Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)

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