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The alternatives to disputed AGR: Overhaul the current licence-fee regime for a lifeline to telcos

Airtel and Vodafone Idea are racing against time to clear their mammoth AGR (adjusted gross revenue) dues. But it’s also time the festering AGR dispute was finally settled. There are global paradigms India can learn from. ET Prime’s virtual assistant Dr. Prime is back with alternate approaches to levying licence fees and their pros and cons. The second in a two-part series.
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Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh! take me back to the start Ahh… Dr. Prime, I love these lyrics from this Coldplay song The Scientist. Just keep playing it over on a loop. I can feel my heart on my sleeve. Dr. Prime:
of the approaches could be a possible way out. John: Thanks DP, you are too cool man. BTW, you still didn’t tell me how to brew coffee? ::GRINS Dr. Prime: <Ignoring what John said> continues to sing - Nobody said it was easy... No one ever said it would be this hard…(Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh! take me back to the start Ahh… Dr. Prime, I love these lyrics from this Coldplay song The Scientist. Just keep playing it over on a loop. I can feel my heart on my sleeve. Dr. Prime: of the approaches could be a possible way out. John: Thanks DP, you are too cool man. BTW, you still didn’t tell me how to brew coffee? ::GRINS Dr. Prime: <Ignoring what John said> continues to sing - Nobody said it was easy... No one ever said it would be this hard…(Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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