Media Room

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1 Jan 17, 2018 COAI Report: Total Mobile Subscribers Base grows to 981.65 million in December 2017 Download
2 Feb 22, 2018 COAI Report: Total Mobile Subscribers Base grows to 988.49 million in January 2018 Download
3 Mar 19, 2018 COAI Report: Mobile Subscribers Base Grows by 10.8 Million to 999.33 million in February 2018 Download
4 Mar 23, 2018 INDIA MEETING OF 3GPP FINALISED IMPORTANT STANDARD FOR PROGRESS OF 5G DEPLOYMENTS GLOBALLY Download
5 Mar 27, 2018 Catalysing 5G in India MEET BRINGS THE WORLD CLOSER TO 5G DEPLOYMENT: COAI Download
6 May 07, 2018 COAI welcomes Ciena as an Associate Member Download
7 May 17, 2018 Telecom industry reaffirms focus on AI and highlights next-gen tech, commemorates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Download
8 Jun 01, 2018 COAI Report: Mobile Subscribers Base Grows to 1.049 billion in April 2018 Download
9 Jun 07, 2018 COAI announces its leadership for the year 2018-19 at the AGM Download
10 Jul 31, 2018 COAI Report: Mobile Subscribers Base Grows to 993.43 million in June 2018 Download
11 Oct 31, 2018 COAI lauds TDSAT judgement on EMF Testing Fee Download
12 Nov 05, 2018 National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP)’s spectrum identification will be beneficial to the delivery of “Mobile broadband for all” Download
13 Nov 02, 2018 COAI Report: Mobile Subscribers Base Grows to 1017.71 million in September 2018 Download
14 Nov 15, 2018 Telecom industry achieved the landmark of 20 lakh BTSs and 5 lakh mobile towers Download
15 Dec 17, 2018 COAI signs MoU with World Trade Center India Services Council to establish “ESDM Center of Excellence” in WTC Noida. Download

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1 Dec 21, 2017 Telecom industry welcomes Kerala State Human Rights Commission’s order allowing construction of mobile tower near SHUPS School Download
2 Dec 01, 2017 COAI welcomes ZTE India as an Associate Member Download
3 Nov 22, 2017 COAI Report: Total Mobile Subscribers Base grows to 975.40 million in November 2017 Download
4 Nov 21, 2017 COAI Report: Total Mobile Subscribers Base grows to 953.80 million in October 2017 Download
5 Nov 20, 2017 COAI welcomes Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (ACT Pvt. Ltd.) as Associate Member Download
6 Oct 23, 2017 COAI Report: Total Mobile Subscribers Base as on September 2017 is 946.66 million Download
7 Oct 18, 2017 Telecom sector provides seamless connectivity for FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Download
8 Sep 19, 2017 Total mobile subscribers base at 948.54 million as August 2017: COAI Download
9 Aug 31, 2017 COAI launches 5G India Forum Download
10 Aug 22, 2017 Total Mobile Subscribers Base As On July 2017 Is 949.74 Million: COAI Download
11 Jul 02, 2017 COAI Welcomes the implementation of Goods and Services (GST) Download
12 Jun 22, 2017 Connecting Rural India with High-Speed Mobile Broadband to become Reality Soon Download
13 Jun 20, 2017 Government of Telangana launches Hyderabad City Hy-Fi Project Download
14 Jun 19, 2017 COAI’s monthly mobile subscribers report shows an increase in the all India user base by 1.98 million Download
15 Jun 16, 2017 COAI’s monthly mobile subscribers report shows an increase in all India user base by 2.27 million Download
16 Jun 15, 2017 COAI announces its leadership at the AGM for the year 2017-18 Download
17 May 22, 2017 COAI’s monthly mobile subscribers report shows an increase in all India user base by 2.80 million Download
18 May 19, 2017 Telecom sector disappointed at the announced GST rate of 18% : COAI Download
19 May 17, 2017 COAI Ushers in World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Download
20 May 04, 2017 COAI emphasizes on cyber security says, #ProtectYourPassword Download
21 Mar 24, 2017 COAI Statement: Vodafone Idea Merger Download
22 Feb 17, 2017 COAI’s monthly mobile subscribers report shows an increase in all India user base by 5.15 million Download
23 Jan 13, 2017 Rajan S. Mathews facilitated with the Industry Leadership Award for his significant contribution to the Telecommunication Industry Download

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1 Jun 06, 2016 COAI and Huawei partner to highlight the importance of moving to the FMC 2.0 era Download
2 Jun 02, 2016 Industry response to the Drive Test Results Released by TRAI Download
3 May 30, 2016 COAI Announces Leadership for 2016-17 Download
4 May 11, 2016 Industry Welcomes Supreme Court's Ruling on Call Drops Regulation Download
5 Mar 04, 2016 COAI appreciative of Supreme Court’s decision to consider the Call Drop Matter Download
6 Mar 03, 2016 COAI Appeals to Supreme Court against High Court’s Order on Call Drop Judgement Download
7 Jan 30, 2016 COAI’s monthly mobile subscribers report shows an increase in the All-India user base by 8.18 million Download

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1 Oct 16, 2015 TRAI regulation on Call Drops – Wrong solution for a real problem Download
2 Oct 12, 2015 COAI welcomes Delhi High Court’s order to deseal Mobile Towers in Delhi Download
3 Oct 01, 2015 Telecom Industry comes together to enhance Network experience for mobile users in Bihar Download
4 Aug 17, 2015 Uniform guidelines for Cell Site location and RoW critical for providing seamless networks – Indian Telecom Industry Download
5 Jun 15, 2015 COAI launches massive outreach programme for the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Download
6 Jun 18, 2015 COAI and Centum Learning collaborate to launch Outreach Programme to mobilize 400 million youth for skills training Download
7 Apr 19, 2015 COAI Reaffirms Support for Net Neutrality Download
8 Apr 09, 2015 COAI is pleased with TRAI order, but prefer market play on tariffs Download
9 Mar 31, 2015 Industry confused by DoT’s Fuzzy Math Download
10 Mar 25, 2015 Industry on its “Financial Knees” as Spectrum Auction closes Download
11 Mar 17, 2015 Government Safety Norms for Emissions from Mobile Towers and Handsets Safe - states Minister of Communications & IT and Madras High Court Download
12 Feb 28, 2015 Union Budget 2015-16: Indian Telecom Industry's issues not addressed Download
13 Jan 30, 2015 COAI submits Budget Recommendations for 2015-16 Download
14 Jan 09, 2015 COAI welcomes Government of Kerala’s decision to sanction installation of Telecom Towers on Government Land and Buildings Download
15 Jan 01, 2015 COAI welcomes TRAI’s approach towards enhancing 2100 MHz spectrum Download
16 Dec 03, 2015 Operators battle against odds to restore mobile connectivity in flood-hit Tamil Nadu Download
17 Dec 22, 2015 Delhi HC's order on Call Drops Regulation Download

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1 Oct 29, 2014 Telecom Industry gears up to face imminent cyclone threat in Gujarat Download
2 Oct 16, 2014 Telecom industry joins together to restore mobile connectivity in Vizag after Cyclone Hudhud Download
3 Oct 15, 2014 TRAI recommendations on Spectrum Auctions a win for the consumers Download
4 COAI welcomes Reliance Jio Infocomm as Core Member Download
5 Jun 06, 2014 COAI inducts Facebook as Associate Member Download
6 Jul 14, 2014 COAI announces new leadership for 2014-15 Download
7 Jul 07, 2014 Telecom industry to leverage social media to connect with masses Download
8 Jul 19, 2015 COAI releases Video-series, Expert Speak on Mobile Emissions & Public Health Download
9 May 22, 2014 COAI supports Academic Community appeal to Govt. for facilitating Research and Entrepreneurship in Telecom Download
10 Apr 30, 2014 Affordable mobile telephony services made India ‘more democratic’ by Dr. Robin Jeffrey, author of “Cell Phone Nation” Download
11 Apr 21, 2014 Linking Cancer with cellphones is "Crying Wolf" Download
12 Mar 19, 2014 Telecom Industry welcomes Kerala Government's new Mobile Tower policy, recommends the same for all other States Download
13 Mar 13, 2014 ETSI builds an “Indo-European dialogue on ICT standards & Emerging Technologies” through conference Download
14 Feb 21, 2014 ACT moves for better coordination on Telecom Towers /Emission issues Download
15 Feb 18, 2014 Continua Health Alliance Signs Agreement with COAI, the Leading Voice for the Indian Telecom Industry, To Identify Emerging Opportunities in Personal Connected Health Download
16 Jan 27, 2014 EGoM Fails to Address Critical Issues on Spectrum Usage Charge: COAI Download

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1 Dec 20, 2013 Continuing a discriminatory Spectrum Usage Charge regime will hurt the Auctions: COAI Download
2 Nov 15, 2013 COAI dispels myths related to Public Health and Mobile Tower Emissions Download
3 Nov 24, 2013 COAI and TAIPA urge for uniform tower guidelines across Maharashtra Download
4 Oct 18, 2013 COAI Unveils New Brand Identity, positions itself for the next big revolution in the mobile communications sector Download
5 Oct 17, 2013 Latest WHO and French Government advisory reiterates there is no evidence of health risks with mobile phone usage Download
6 Oct 14, 2013 Mobile Phone Operators working round the clock to ensure service and minimize disruption from Cyclone Phailin Download
7 Sep 24, 2013 TRAI recommendations on Uniform SUC good for industry and not inconsistent legally - COAI Download
8 Sep 10, 2013 India awarded the coveted “Common Criteria - Recognition Arrangement" for IT Equipment Security Testing Download
9 Aug 12, 2013 COAI welcomes DoT’s Advisory to State Governments on Mobile Tower Guidelines Download
10 Jul 22, 2013 Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) requested to refer issues on Telecom Towers to TERM Cell of DOT Download
11 Jul 18, 2013 COAI in Discussion with the Central Govt. on Mobile Tower Guidelines Download
12 Jul 16, 2013 GCF and COAI to Promote Interoperability for Mobile Devices in India Download
13 Jul 16, 2013 Mr. Himanshu Kapania, Chairman and Mr. Marten Pieters, Vice Chairman of COAI Download
14 May 10, 2013 3GPP SA1 meeting in India concludes with prime focus on LTE Release 12 Download
15 May 12, 2013 SC disposes COAI writ petition to auction 514.8 MHz of spectrum Download
16 Jun 30, 2013 COAI urges Government to reconsider unsustainable spectrum prices Download
17 Jan 24, 2013 COAI submits pre-budget recommendations to Ministry of Finance Download
18 Jan 08, 2013 BioInitiative Report 2012 is structured on flawed procedure and biased perceptions Download

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1 Nov 15, 2012 COAI Press Release - 2G Auction Failure Flawed Execution the Problem; not Auctions itself Download
2 Nov 09, 2012 One-Time fee to hurt consumers and impact the financial viability of the sector Download
3 Jul 31, 2012 COAI announces new leadership for 2012-2013 Download
4 Jun 04, 2012 Press Release_EY-COAI Report on TRAI Recommendations of Spectrum Auction Download
5 May 23, 2012 Press Release-COAI-PwC Assesment of TRAI recommendations of Spectrum Auction Download
6 Apr 24, 2012 Joint Industry Release on Reserve Pricing for spectrum auction a body blow to the telecom Download

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1 Nov 03, 2011 COAI Press Release - Press Conference on 3G ICR issue Download
2 Oct 22, 2011 COAI Press Release-Cellular Industry Cries Foul Over DoT Penalties Download
3 Oct 19, 2011 Press Release - COAI commends TRAIs directive to BSNL to restore Connectivity Download
4 Oct 07, 2011 COAI Press Release on NFAP 2011 Download
5 Sep 14, 2011 Joint Industry Press Release - Threat of Disconnection by BSNL in violation of TRAI Regulation will lead to public hardship-12-9-2011 Download
6 Aug 11, 2011 Joint Press Release on The Indian Mobile Services Industry - A Status Check Download
7 Aug 04, 2011 Press Release- COAI welcomes Ministers Approach on Adoption of Scientific Guidelines for Imposition of Penalty Download
8 Jun 16, 2011 COAI Press Release - Location Based Services Download
9 Jun 15, 2011 Australian Cancer Council Statement on IARC Download
10 Jun 15, 2011 American Cancer Society Press Release Download
11 Jun 11, 2011 COAI Declares adoption of common evaluation methodology for GHG emissions Download
12 Jun 04, 2011 Press Release EY-COAI Report on TRAI Recommendations Download
13 Jun 01, 2011 Press Release- COAI responds to the IARC classification Download
14 Jun 01, 2011 PR Indian Telecom Industry Contributes Less than 2percent of the Total Green House Gas Emissions Download
15 Apr 21, 2011 COAI Press Release- Equipment Manufacturing Policy Download
16 Mar 11, 2011 COAI Press Release on Mobile Number Portability Download
17 Mar 15, 2011 COAI Press Release on Rural Connectivity Download
18 Jun 21, 2011 Press Release- Pan India MNP Launch-20th Jan 2011 Download

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1 Dec 21, 2010 Cellular Tower Study Debunks Radiation Myth Download
2 Dec 20, 2010 COAI Press Release - Record Growth in GSM subscribers Download
3 Dec 10, 2010 Press Release - COAI supports Honble minister Mr.Kapil Sibals telecom goals 9-12-2010 Download
4 Dec 09, 2010 MNP Press Release- 25th Nov 2010 Download
5 Jul 07, 2010 COAI AGM Press Release Download
6 Apr 09, 2010 COAI Press Release-New DG Download
7 Feb 26, 2010 COAI Press release- Union Budget Download
8 Feb 26, 2010 Press Release- COAI signs MoU with IMA(Israel Mobile & Communications Association) Download
9 Feb 26, 2010 COAI Press release- 3G Auctions Download

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1 Jun 22, 2009 COAI pre-budget submissions Download
2 Jun 10, 2009 COAI support Genuine IMEI Implant Program - Direction to meet requirement of National Security Download

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1 Aug 18, 2008 COAI expresses concern over trai recommendations on internet telephony Download
2 Aug 01, 2008 GSMA and coai welcome india's 3g licensing plans Download
3 Jul 23, 2008 CDMA claims frivolous & baseless says coai Download
4 Jun 19, 2008 COAI press release - emf radiations and alleged health hazards Download
5 Apr 23, 2008 Indian mobile telecommunications: 2007-2008 Download
6 Apr 21, 2008 Private mobile operators kick off 'rural chalo' campaign Download
7 Apr 11, 2008 Highest ever GSM Additions in March 2008 Download
8 Feb 11, 2008 COAI warmly welcomes the DoT guidelines on infrastructure sharing Download

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1 Nov 28, 2007 COAI REQUESTS ALL TELEMARKETERS TO REGISTER WITH NDNC Download
2 Nov 23, 2007 ECONOMIC SURVEY OF INDIA – POLICY INITIATIVES IN TELECOM Download
3 Nov 18, 2007 Narrow Definition of Unified Licensing in TRAI’s Consultation Paper Download
4 Nov 14, 2007 COAI Seeks Full Portability for All Customers - Deplores misinformation by vested interests Download
5 Sep 29, 2007 COAI\'s reaction to the Govt\'s announcement of 3G policy as well as MNP Download
6 Sep 29, 2007 TRAI Recommendations on Review of License Terms Download
7 Sep 12, 2007 Allotment of Spectrum to GSM Operators Download
8 Jul 21, 2007 GSM INDUSTRY WELCOMES COMPETITION ON LEVEL PLAYING FIELD Download
9 May 16, 2007 COAI DISAGREES WITH TRAI RECOMMENDATION TO PERMIT INTERNET TELEPHONY TO ISPs Download
10 May 12, 2007 MOBILE INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES OMBUDSMAN FOR TELECOM SECTOR Download

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1 Dec 18, 2006 Report on ARPU / Revenue Analysis for Private GSM Operators for the 2nd quarter of the Financial Year 2006-07 Download
2 Nov 09, 2006 Highest ever GSM Additions in Oct. 2006 Download
3 Oct 09, 2006 Highest ever GSM Additions in Sept. 2006 Download
4 Sep 13, 2006 India is World No. 1 in August 2006 for Net Cellular Subscriber Adds Download
5 Sep 07, 2006 Highest ever GSM Additions in August 2006 Download
6 Aug 08, 2006 Over 3.9 million GSM Subscriber Additions in July’06 Download
7 Jul 19, 2006 COAI Hails Simplification of Procedure for SACFA Site Clearances Download
8 Jul 07, 2006 Over 3 million GSM Subscriber Additions in June’06 Download
9 Jun 28, 2006 MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN BY CDMA REGARDING SPECTRUM POLICY BIAS Download
10 Jun 07, 2006 Over 3 million GSM Subscriber Additions in April’06 Download
11 Jun 02, 2006 Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India Download
12 May 08, 2006 GSM Subscriber Base crosses the 70 million mark Download
13 May 08, 2006 ACT Monitors Compliance with Subscriber Verification Process Download
14 May 04, 2006 PRESS RELEASE-SUB LINK CRITERIA.doc Download
15 Apr 10, 2006 GSM Subscriber Additions Over 4 million in March’06 Download
16 Mar 16, 2006 COAI Appeal against TRAI Directive on Differential Tariffs Download
17 Mar 10, 2006 Report on ARPU / Revenue Analysis for Private GSM Operators Download
18 Feb 23, 2006 COAI WELCOMES REVENUE SHARING FOR ADC Download
19 Feb 20, 2006 Applicability of Service Tax on Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC); issue of Double Taxation Download
20 Feb 10, 2006 COAI WELCOMES ONE INDIA INITIATIVE OF GOVERNMENT Download
21 Feb 06, 2006 Highest ever GSM Additions in January 2006 Download
22 Feb 02, 2006 COAI ELECTS NEW TEAM FOR 2006 Download
23 Jan 05, 2006 GSM Subscriber Additions in December’05 set New Record Download

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1 Dec 07, 2005 GSM Subscriber Growth, record additions in the month of November 05 as well Download
2 Nov 21, 2005 Important First Step in Liberalization of Connectivity Between Circles Download
3 Nov 19, 2005 Report on ARPU / Revenue Analysis for Private GSM Cellular Download
4 Nov 10, 2005 Lowering License Fee for Telecom Services Download
5 Oct 10, 2005 Increased Competition in the Long Distance Segment Download
6 Oct 09, 2005 Record GSM Subscriber Additions in October 2005 Download
7 Sep 12, 2005 COAI Welcomes Penalty for Inefficient Spectrum Use Download
8 Sep 08, 2005 Record GSM Subscriber Additions again in August 2005 Download
9 Sep 06, 2005 GSM subscribers cross the 50 million mark Download
10 Aug 31, 2005 COAI Concerned by Serious Continuing Discriminatory Spectrum Practices Against GSM Operators & Consumers Download
11 Aug 30, 2005 60 Million Cellular Subscribers to gain from dot decision to treat wireless phones as WLL(m) Download
12 Aug 26, 2005 COAI welcomes government’s initiative on india one Download
13 Aug 17, 2005 GSM Mobile services become even more affordable Download
14 Aug 09, 2005 2 Million GSM Subscribers added in July 2005 Download
15 Aug 08, 2005 COAI Welcomes Texas Instruments as an Associate Member Download
16 Jun 08, 2005 All India GSM Cell Subscriber Figures for May 2005 Download
17 May 18, 2005 India on track to achieve 250 Million Phones by 2007 Download
18 May 13, 2005 COAI'S preliminary comments on trai’s spectrum recommendations Download
19 May 13, 2005 CDMA Oerators recommended munjustified additional spectrum for backdoor 3G entry Download
20 Mar 24, 2005 COAI welcomes clarification on fixed wireless terminals Download
21 Feb 14, 2005 3GSM World Congress 2005, 14th-17th February 2005, Cannes France Download
22 Jan 17, 2005 Mobile Phones & Health Download
23 Jan 12, 2005 COAI Elects new Team for 2005 Download

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1 Nov 08, 2004 GSM subscribers to overtake fixed line subscribers in Early 2005 Download
2 May 16, 2004 ICT : Leading the way to sustainable development Download

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1 Nov 12, 2003 DoT Guidelines on Unified Access Licensing Download
2 Oct 30, 2003 GOM Decision on Unified licensing Download
3 Oct 28, 2003 COAI Elects new Team for 2003-04 Download
4 Oct 28, 2003 COAI Appeals to supreme court against limited mobility Judgement Download
5 Oct 15, 2003 ABTO’s filing in Supreme Court is a clear indication of their unwillingness to abide by the TDSAT Judgment Download
6 Sep 27, 2003 TDSAT Judgment on MSC & V5.2 Download
7 Aug 08, 2003 PRESS RELEASE August 8, 2003, New Delhi Download
8 Feb 10, 2003 Cellular operators move TDSAT to enforce compliance Download
9 Jul 18, 2003 Cellular Industry questions perplexed by Timing and the Narrow Definition of Unified Licensing in TRAI’s Consultation Paper Download
10 Jan 21, 2003 Mobile-to-Mobile (m2m) incoming free on GSM Cellular Download
11 Jan 20, 2003 Minister assures Cellular Industry of a “Just and Fair” Interconnect regime. Further promises to look into all other issues urgently. Cellular Industry will announce new cheaper tariffs soon Download
12 Jan 17, 2003 Cellular Industry disappointed at TRAI’s Show Cause Notice; it will hurt the interests of over one crore consumers. Reiterates its offer to interconnect Download
13 Jan 17, 2003 Cellular Industry seeks just redressal from TDSAT Download
14 Jan 02, 2003 GSM operators present its millions of customers a grand new year gift - now mobile-to-mobile national long distance calls will cost you just rs.2.99 a minute anytime, anywhere Download

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1 Jan 01, 2002 TDSAT Direct FSPs to offer Mobility only on Wireless Access Systems Wireless Access Systems Do Not include a Mobile Switching Centres (MSCs) Download
2 TRAI’s discriminatory access regime prohibits cellular services from being affordable and competitive vis-à-vis WLL (M) Download
3 Jan 01, 2002 Manoj kohli is unanimously nominated as chairman, COAI Download
4 Jan 01, 2002 Raising of FDI Cap in Telecom Download
5 Jan 01, 2002 Subscriber figure analysis for the month of August 2002 Download
6 Jan 01, 2002 Indian cellular mobile tariffs are the lowest in the world Download
7 Jan 01, 2002 PRESS RELEASE New Delhi, August 1, 2002 Download
8 Jan 01, 2002 Subscriber figures for March 2002 Download
9 Jan 01, 2002 The Rs.20,000 crore cellular Operators to move Hon’ble Supreme Court to seek justice on the WLL limited mobility controversy Download
10 Jan 01, 2002 TDSAT Judgment in WLL (M) CASE Download