Sunil Mittal

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Sunil Mittal said : “Telecom resources like spectrum, levies should not become a source for the exchequer, but should become a force multiplier in ensuring economic momentum becomes faster and gets accelerated. So, the government can earn its dues from other industries who are going to be riding —on the back of this wonderful industry,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 31, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "While it’s clear that the worst may be behind for India’s telecom industry, we are yet to emerge from the woods. India still has some of the lowest data tariffs globally and the industry is barely able to cover the cost of capital.," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Given the commendable job it (telecom industry) has done to keep India connected, I hope the Government will look into the urgent needs of the operators," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “look into the urgent needs of operators” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “India still has some of the lowest data tariffs globally and the industry is barely able to cover the cost of capital. It requires much more support to repair the deep damage to its finances and make it viable for telecom operators to invest in future technologies,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "India still has some of the lowest data tariffs globally and the industry is barely able to cover the cost of capital. It requires much more support to repair the deep damage to its finances and make it viable for telecom operators to invest in future technologies," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "look into the urgent needs of operators" External link

news18 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "While I remain highly optimistic that we will soon have a vaccine, the world will have to adjust to the new normal," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal noted : “With strong operational execution, we will be able to generate an attractive return for investors, while ensuring that Britain plays a leading role in space and next generation communications,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Sunil Mittal ) : “I commend the Bharti Global team — led by Shravin Bharti Mittal – and our partners in the government for bringing together this strong consortium, and putting together the winning bid, within such a short timeframe,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal noted : “With strong operational execution, we will be able to generate an attractive return for investors, while ensuring that Britain plays a leading role in space and next generation communications,” External link

financialexpress Friday, July 3, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal noted : “With strong operational execution, we will be able to generate an attractive return for investors, while ensuring that Britain plays a leading role in space and next generation communications,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 3, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid full dues which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

siliconindia Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter. Which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have paid the full dues… We have been asked to pay on self assessed basis and we have paid the full amount. DoT has not asked us to pay this (amount). They have sent a letter to pay as per self-assessment… the payment is in compliance with the DoT order,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have given the supporting documents regarding self-assessment,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is no us versus DoT,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is no versus...They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter … which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is no versus…They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is no versus...They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is no versus...They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “But it is also true that the industry’s revenue has collapsed and that needs to go up. We talked of rationalisation, reduction of taxes, levies, this has been our demand for a long time...the regulator has been supporting it,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : “The AGR has been a major crisis for the industry that is being dealt with by the government,” External link

economictimes Friday, February 21, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : “The AGR has been a major crisis for the industry that is being dealt with by the government,” External link

economictimes Friday, February 21, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The AGR hit that has come in, also needs to be dealt with," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "But it is also true that the industry's revenue has collapsed and that needs to go up. We talked of rationalisation, reduction of taxes, levies, this has been our demand for a long time. The regulator has been supporting it," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “AGR is an unprecedented crisis for the industry, which is being dealt with by government,” External link

india Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is nothing specific. In general terms, the telecom industry has been under stress for three-and-a-half years. This industry is very vital to the nation’s digital agenda and many other industries that ride on it, employment, government taxes. The only thing that the government needs to focus now is how to ensure the sustainability of the sector," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is nothing specific. In general terms, the telecom industry has been under stress for three-and-a-half years. This industry is very vital to the nation’s digital agenda and many other industries that ride on it, employment, government taxes. The only thing that the government needs to focus now is how to ensure the sustainability of the sector,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The only thing the government needs to do is to focus on how to ensure sustainability of the sector,” External link

business-standard Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We are responding to the Supreme Court judgment on AGR dues. Have made our payments, working to calculate the remaining AGR liability. Telecom industry has seen a lot of stress for the past three years,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Chief Minister ) : “But the biggest takeaway for me was the call out from the Finance Minister that ‘wealth creators will be respected’ This will be a massive boost to business confidence and entrepreneurship and a sign that we are serious about building a new India, where corporate India and new age entrepreneurs will be stakeholders in growth,” External link

thehindu Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “But the biggest takeaway for me was the call out from the Finance Minister that ‘wealth creators will be respected’. This will be a massive boost to business confidence and entrepreneurship and a sign that we are serious about building a new India, where corporate India and new age entrepreneurs will be stakeholders in growth,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Austin Texas ) : "We are delighted that CSS Corp is the partner of choice for BlueJeans Network in Austin. The new center aligns with our ethos of driving impact without any geographical limitations. It is a strategic expansion for us that will enable us to deliver best-in-class technical support services for clients across industries looking to target the rapidly growing Texas market," External link

irishsun Monday, January 27, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal added ( about Austin Texas ) : "Austin is a great location for our new site, considering the availability of a good technology talent pool in the region. We plan to continue this growth momentum with expansion in key geographies across the globe in the near future," External link

irishsun Monday, January 27, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Austin Texas ) : "We are delighted that CSS Corp is the partner of choice for BlueJeans Network in Austin. The new center aligns with our ethos of driving impact without any geographical limitations. It is a strategic expansion for us that will enable us to deliver best-in-class technical support services for clients across industries looking to target the rapidly growing Texas market," External link

business-standard Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal added ( about Austin Texas ) : "Austin is a great location for our new site, considering the availability of a good technology talent pool in the region. We plan to continue this growth momentum with expansion in key geographies across the globe in the near future," External link

business-standard Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The last 24 months has seen countries being more concerned about their own needs with every man for himself," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : “The first step is to get to Rs 200, and then to Rs 300 where a customer pays about Rs 100 per month at the lower end, and Rs 450- 500 at the upper end where you consume a lot,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 29, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "There is a government order and we are just following it," External link

outlookindia Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is a government order and we are just following it,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Trai finally floated a consultation paper on tariffs, that was our request and we are glad that they have heeded to the request of the industry,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Bharat Sanchar Nigam ) : “The situation is dire it is a matter of survival for everyone. Vodafone (Idea) is in losses, Airtel is in losses, (state-owned) BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) is in losses,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal added : “We have gone through several crises but this is the most difficult time for the industry,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Our legal team were perhaps not able to persuade the honourable Supreme Court on the unreasonableness of DoT’s AGR interpretation but equally, I think DoT didn’t realise the unintended consequences on the larger ecosystem,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “It will be very self-serving for me to say that two plus one is fine. I, as a person who has watched this industry from scratch I was the first private sector guy in telecom so, from that point of view I think India needs three plus one,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Otherwise, it is just deferment with interest,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “In the quest for being in the market, we have been killing each other for three and a half years,” “It is an odd situation we need a digital ecosystem to support new age industries but equally, the industry is in a crisis” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “It is a rare situation where we have written to the Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), saying please regulate us, because the industry is killing itself. Tariff needs to go up, industry needs to become viable,” “Also, the fact that the three of us (Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone Idea) have written to the regulator says something. First time, the COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) has an agreement to write something” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “You can’t have telecom services being taxed like the sin tax! 30% of revenues are going in one form or the otherthat must come down,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “It is our money sitting with the government and even if they cannot refund it, can they at least offset it? Rs 36,000 crore, this is sizeable sum of money, we get no interest on this but we pay interest,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We are in a better situationwe have now decided to raise funds,” “However, if you have to go in for network expansion, invest in newer technologies, bid for 5G spectrum and then build a 5G ecosystem which India deserves, then industry needs to be viable” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “I can safely say their (Huawei) products in 3G and 4G that we have experienced are significantly superior to Ericsson and Nokia,” External link

financialexpress Monday, November 4, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "We used a single optical element that's basically a fiber," External link

phys Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "In our system, the inputs don't need to be in different fibers," "All the photons can travel in a single fiber and the time differences can be erased by the same method we've already demonstrated" External link

phys Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We need large quantities of the spectrum at the right price as the prices set by Trai are seven times higher than the global prices," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We need large quantities of spectrum at the right price as the prices set by Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authortiy of India) are seven times higher than the global prices,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “This high price coupled with more capex deployment on sites and fibre is going to take a toll on telecom sector,” External link

financialexpress Monday, October 14, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "This high price coupled with more capex deployment on sites and fibre is going to take a toll on telecom sector," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "The lack of facilities or access to care raises practical issues for care-givers facilitating treatment for persons with mental illnesses who feel there is a disconnect between the ground reality and government policies," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "My view is they should be in play, I really feel they should be in play," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "My view is they should be in play, I really feel they should be in play," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Unlike opening it to many other western companies our country and then having very little leverage I would rather have this leverage today because it is an important part," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about India Economic ) : “My view is that they should be in play. India must use this as leverage. Unlike opening it to many other western firms and then having very little leverage I would rather have this leverage today because it is an important part,” External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Unlike opening it to many other western companies our country and then having very little leverage I would rather have this leverage today because it is an important part," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "When a Jet Airways goes out of business, it's just not one company going out of business. It is a vital national aviation structure that has disappeared overnight. Seven or eight telecom companies have completely gone out of business," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There are global headwinds - you look at Europe and other countries. There is a general sign of an economic slowdown. Within India, in the last three to four years, execution has been weak. There has been a general sense of low spending, many projects have been adding inventory. The morale in lending institutions has been low and that needs to kick-start. Enablement will be the first call of action for the execution to start," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We would like to congratulate Manish for this very deserving felicitation. We are fortunate to have him as our CEO. We will continue to echo his vision and mandate to achieve greater heights with innovative solutions that will drive the wheels of the industry from the forefront. These awards are a testament to CSS Corp not only being the partner of choice for clients but also for employees," External link

business-standard Friday, September 20, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "If you have many sources that are forced by topology to spit out identical photons, then you could interfere them, and that would be a game-changer," External link

phys Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “You directed us to finalise each and everything within a month and was amazed how fast the job was done. I am delighted you emphasised that both interests of the governments and investors should be protected,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The agreement has opened a new chapter on cooperation between Bharti Airtel and Tanzania. This agreement has written new history,” External link

theCitizen Monday, June 10, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “a rule-based economy is much better than a discretionary kind of economy,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Over the years, Bharti has always attracted the best of talent from across industry verticals and geographies," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We can (participate), but we will not at these prices because it makes no sense. The telecom department can keep trying — they had two failed auctions and do they want to have five more failed auctions? … India will get into 5G, but the only thing that will stand in the way is right pricing for spectrum. The government can decide if they want to do it in one go or three times,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The government needs to walk the talk. They need to reduce the licence fees, spectrum charges and GST. They have committed in their document (telecom policy) that this industry is overburdened, so there is no debate on that. I would say the government must be concerned about the sector. You don’t want to take it to a point of no return. We have seen that in the aviation industry and therefore you should not take it too far and take timely action,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

asianage Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

asianage Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have in principle agreed to move forward with a new arrangement of shareholding of 51:49 — where Airtel will now drop from 60 percent to 51 percent and the people of Tanzania through the ownership of the government of Tanzania will own 49 percent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Such negotiations do take some time. We are glad that we have come to a point where we will be making some final decisions,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have in principle agreed to move forward with a new arrangement of shareholding of 51:49--where Airtel will now drop from 60 percent to 51 percent and the people of Tanzania through the ownership of the government of Tanzania will own 49 percent," External link

business-standard Friday, January 11, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Such negotiations do take some time. We are glad that we have come to a point where we will be making some final decisions," External link

business-standard Friday, January 11, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We are not in this for business," External link

mid-day Friday, November 24, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Reliance Jio is offering an unfair competition," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The ease of doing business remains a major concern. I know government is very focused on this, the PM wants our ranking to go up. You come out with fantastic policies," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "We can't get to three days. But can we get to 30, may be 60 days? We really need such a framework," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We doubled our investment this year to Rs 20-22,000 core, on top of having doubled capex last year. Over the next three years, our total investment would be around Rs 75,000 crore," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "This is a significant development towards further consolidation in the Indian mobile industry and reinforces our commitment to lead India's digital revolution by offering world-class and affordable telecom services through a robust technology and solid spectrum portfolio," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:49:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “If these top 200 companies are not going to generate jobs, it’s going to get harder and harder for the whole business community to pull society along with it,” External link

economictimes Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Airtel plans to invest Rs 18,000 to 20,000 crore this year," External link

economictimes Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Government should come forward to help us in Right of Way (RoW) as permissions don’t come easily while rolling out infrastructure," External link

economictimes Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “I was delighted to hear that the Indian government is comfortable with the number of operators coming down from 12 to 5,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We may as well keep our money in the bank and go out to play golf” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "At Airtel, we are changing the international roaming paradigm, which will allow our customers to take their number to every corner of the world. As an industry, operators across the world must collaborate to remove the cost barrier to roaming and offer customers the convenience of staying connected without the fear of exorbitant bill charges" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, February 27, 2017 5:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Rajat Gupta ) : “He has served time for an offence which he continues to challenge in courts. I am sure Rajat will find a renewed purpose to use his skills. He drew strength from Bhagwad Gita through his difficult time which,I hope, will shape his future,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:55:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "TRAI needs to settle the issue of Reliance Jio free tariffs. Nothing can be free for a lifetime," External link

gizmodo-in Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) must have some confusion regarding the PoIs offered to Reliance Jio," External link

gizmodo-in Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “TRAI needs to settle the issue of Reliance Jio free tariffs. Nothing can be free for a lifetime,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) must have some confusion regarding the PoIs offered to Reliance Jio,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "With every passing week things will get better on the PoIs issue. We all agree that the PoIs issue needs to stop and it will cease in a few weeks. There needs to be a dialogue between all companies to correct the issues," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We are a product of competition. There was AT&T, Hutchinson was here, Etisalat came, Telenor, we are fighting with Idea and Vodafone on a daily basis. So, the best and the brightest have been here and so, we must have done something right," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We are a product of competition. There was AT&T, Hutchinson was here, Etisalat came, Telenor, we are fighting with Idea and Vodafone on a daily basis. So the best and the brightest have been here and so we must have done something right," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "With every passing week things will get better on the Point issue. We all agree that the PoI issue needs to stop and it will cease in a few weeks. There needs to be a dialogue between all companies to correct the issues," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "He was under immense pressure from the investor to deliver and this made things go awry between founders. He broke down completely," External link

economictimes Monday, May 30, 2016 11:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : “I told him (Zuckerberg) that you are right that this (internet.org) expands the market. At the end, you must understand that we (telecom operators) need to charge you for something. SMSes have gone more or less, voice is going down and they (Facebook) recognise that,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : “He (Zuckerberg) is saying that make Internet.org lite version of Facebook free of data charge, so that people will upgrade. People will come to internet for the first time. The point is that it is self-serving for them,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We (telecom operators, social media and over-the-top players) are good for each other but they, regulators and politicians must understand that networks’ investment must be on reasonable terms. Gone are the days when telecom companies were making large amounts of money,” “OTT players must understand pains of the mobile industry. Sometimes we are seeing as gatekeeper, bad guys. The fact of matter is spectrum – there is cost, network there is cost and tariff has gone up by only 3 paise in last three years,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The rate that we announced was exactly the same rate as a voice call. If you do one minute VoIP (internet based calls) in kilobyte terms it would be exactly the same as voice call. It was exactly the same as one minute call,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : "I told him (Zuckerberg) that you are right that this (internet.org) expands the market. At the end, you must understand that we (telecom operators) need to charge you for something. SMSes have gone more or less, voice is going down and they (Facebook) recognise that," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : "He (Zuckerberg) is saying that make Internet.org lite version of Facebook free of data charge, so that people will upgrade. People will come to internet for the first time. The point is that it is self-serving for them," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We (telecom operators, social media and over-the-top players) are good for each other but they, regulators and politicians must understand that networks' investment must be on reasonable terms. Gone are the days when telecom companies were making large amounts of money," "OTT players must understand pains of the mobile industry. Sometimes we are seeing as gatekeeper, bad guys. The fact of matter is spectrum - there is cost, network there is cost and tariff has gone up by only 3 paise in last three years," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The rate that we announced was exactly the same rate as a voice call. If you do one minute VoIP (internet based calls) in kilobyte terms it would be exactly the same as voice call. It was exactly the same as one minute call," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We will do joint procurement. Carrier aggregation helps when you talk to vendors and suppliers," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Equally, all vendors will know that we have aligned our standards and are supporting the same ecosystem. This partnership will provide a major platform for development and deployment of 4G and future mobile technology standards," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "They want to understand the market. Will this evolve into something significant? Only time will tell," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "China Mobile will have the single largest deployment of TDD-LTE in the next five years. We will be 10% of China Mobile," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT



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Sunil Mittal said : “Telecom resources like spectrum, levies should not become a source for the exchequer, but should become a force multiplier in ensuring economic momentum becomes faster and gets accelerated. So, the government can earn its dues from other industries who are going to be riding —on the back of this wonderful industry,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 31, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "While it’s clear that the worst may be behind for India’s telecom industry, we are yet to emerge from the woods. India still has some of the lowest data tariffs globally and the industry is barely able to cover the cost of capital.," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Given the commendable job it (telecom industry) has done to keep India connected, I hope the Government will look into the urgent needs of the operators," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “look into the urgent needs of operators” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “India still has some of the lowest data tariffs globally and the industry is barely able to cover the cost of capital. It requires much more support to repair the deep damage to its finances and make it viable for telecom operators to invest in future technologies,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "India still has some of the lowest data tariffs globally and the industry is barely able to cover the cost of capital. It requires much more support to repair the deep damage to its finances and make it viable for telecom operators to invest in future technologies," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "look into the urgent needs of operators" External link

news18 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "While I remain highly optimistic that we will soon have a vaccine, the world will have to adjust to the new normal," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal noted : “With strong operational execution, we will be able to generate an attractive return for investors, while ensuring that Britain plays a leading role in space and next generation communications,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Sunil Mittal ) : “I commend the Bharti Global team — led by Shravin Bharti Mittal – and our partners in the government for bringing together this strong consortium, and putting together the winning bid, within such a short timeframe,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal noted : “With strong operational execution, we will be able to generate an attractive return for investors, while ensuring that Britain plays a leading role in space and next generation communications,” External link

financialexpress Friday, July 3, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal noted : “With strong operational execution, we will be able to generate an attractive return for investors, while ensuring that Britain plays a leading role in space and next generation communications,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 3, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid full dues which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

siliconindia Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter. Which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have paid the full dues… We have been asked to pay on self assessed basis and we have paid the full amount. DoT has not asked us to pay this (amount). They have sent a letter to pay as per self-assessment… the payment is in compliance with the DoT order,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have given the supporting documents regarding self-assessment,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is no us versus DoT,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is no versus...They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter … which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is no versus…They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is no versus...They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have paid our full dues. It is in our letter ... which is about Rs 13,000 crore, and Rs 5,000 crore which is extra," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is no versus...They asked us to self assess, we have self assessed and paid," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “But it is also true that the industry’s revenue has collapsed and that needs to go up. We talked of rationalisation, reduction of taxes, levies, this has been our demand for a long time...the regulator has been supporting it,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 21, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : “The AGR has been a major crisis for the industry that is being dealt with by the government,” External link

economictimes Friday, February 21, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : “The AGR has been a major crisis for the industry that is being dealt with by the government,” External link

economictimes Friday, February 21, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The AGR hit that has come in, also needs to be dealt with," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "But it is also true that the industry's revenue has collapsed and that needs to go up. We talked of rationalisation, reduction of taxes, levies, this has been our demand for a long time. The regulator has been supporting it," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “AGR is an unprecedented crisis for the industry, which is being dealt with by government,” External link

india Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There is nothing specific. In general terms, the telecom industry has been under stress for three-and-a-half years. This industry is very vital to the nation’s digital agenda and many other industries that ride on it, employment, government taxes. The only thing that the government needs to focus now is how to ensure the sustainability of the sector," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is nothing specific. In general terms, the telecom industry has been under stress for three-and-a-half years. This industry is very vital to the nation’s digital agenda and many other industries that ride on it, employment, government taxes. The only thing that the government needs to focus now is how to ensure the sustainability of the sector,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The only thing the government needs to do is to focus on how to ensure sustainability of the sector,” External link

business-standard Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We are responding to the Supreme Court judgment on AGR dues. Have made our payments, working to calculate the remaining AGR liability. Telecom industry has seen a lot of stress for the past three years,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Chief Minister ) : “But the biggest takeaway for me was the call out from the Finance Minister that ‘wealth creators will be respected’ This will be a massive boost to business confidence and entrepreneurship and a sign that we are serious about building a new India, where corporate India and new age entrepreneurs will be stakeholders in growth,” External link

thehindu Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “But the biggest takeaway for me was the call out from the Finance Minister that ‘wealth creators will be respected’. This will be a massive boost to business confidence and entrepreneurship and a sign that we are serious about building a new India, where corporate India and new age entrepreneurs will be stakeholders in growth,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Austin Texas ) : "We are delighted that CSS Corp is the partner of choice for BlueJeans Network in Austin. The new center aligns with our ethos of driving impact without any geographical limitations. It is a strategic expansion for us that will enable us to deliver best-in-class technical support services for clients across industries looking to target the rapidly growing Texas market," External link

irishsun Monday, January 27, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal added ( about Austin Texas ) : "Austin is a great location for our new site, considering the availability of a good technology talent pool in the region. We plan to continue this growth momentum with expansion in key geographies across the globe in the near future," External link

irishsun Monday, January 27, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Austin Texas ) : "We are delighted that CSS Corp is the partner of choice for BlueJeans Network in Austin. The new center aligns with our ethos of driving impact without any geographical limitations. It is a strategic expansion for us that will enable us to deliver best-in-class technical support services for clients across industries looking to target the rapidly growing Texas market," External link

business-standard Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal added ( about Austin Texas ) : "Austin is a great location for our new site, considering the availability of a good technology talent pool in the region. We plan to continue this growth momentum with expansion in key geographies across the globe in the near future," External link

business-standard Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The last 24 months has seen countries being more concerned about their own needs with every man for himself," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : “The first step is to get to Rs 200, and then to Rs 300 where a customer pays about Rs 100 per month at the lower end, and Rs 450- 500 at the upper end where you consume a lot,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 29, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "There is a government order and we are just following it," External link

outlookindia Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “There is a government order and we are just following it,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Trai finally floated a consultation paper on tariffs, that was our request and we are glad that they have heeded to the request of the industry,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Bharat Sanchar Nigam ) : “The situation is dire it is a matter of survival for everyone. Vodafone (Idea) is in losses, Airtel is in losses, (state-owned) BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) is in losses,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal added : “We have gone through several crises but this is the most difficult time for the industry,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Our legal team were perhaps not able to persuade the honourable Supreme Court on the unreasonableness of DoT’s AGR interpretation but equally, I think DoT didn’t realise the unintended consequences on the larger ecosystem,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “It will be very self-serving for me to say that two plus one is fine. I, as a person who has watched this industry from scratch I was the first private sector guy in telecom so, from that point of view I think India needs three plus one,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Otherwise, it is just deferment with interest,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “In the quest for being in the market, we have been killing each other for three and a half years,” “It is an odd situation we need a digital ecosystem to support new age industries but equally, the industry is in a crisis” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “It is a rare situation where we have written to the Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), saying please regulate us, because the industry is killing itself. Tariff needs to go up, industry needs to become viable,” “Also, the fact that the three of us (Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone Idea) have written to the regulator says something. First time, the COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) has an agreement to write something” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “You can’t have telecom services being taxed like the sin tax! 30% of revenues are going in one form or the otherthat must come down,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “It is our money sitting with the government and even if they cannot refund it, can they at least offset it? Rs 36,000 crore, this is sizeable sum of money, we get no interest on this but we pay interest,” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We are in a better situationwe have now decided to raise funds,” “However, if you have to go in for network expansion, invest in newer technologies, bid for 5G spectrum and then build a 5G ecosystem which India deserves, then industry needs to be viable” External link

economictimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “I can safely say their (Huawei) products in 3G and 4G that we have experienced are significantly superior to Ericsson and Nokia,” External link

financialexpress Monday, November 4, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "We used a single optical element that's basically a fiber," External link

phys Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "In our system, the inputs don't need to be in different fibers," "All the photons can travel in a single fiber and the time differences can be erased by the same method we've already demonstrated" External link

phys Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We need large quantities of the spectrum at the right price as the prices set by Trai are seven times higher than the global prices," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We need large quantities of spectrum at the right price as the prices set by Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authortiy of India) are seven times higher than the global prices,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “This high price coupled with more capex deployment on sites and fibre is going to take a toll on telecom sector,” External link

financialexpress Monday, October 14, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "This high price coupled with more capex deployment on sites and fibre is going to take a toll on telecom sector," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "The lack of facilities or access to care raises practical issues for care-givers facilitating treatment for persons with mental illnesses who feel there is a disconnect between the ground reality and government policies," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "My view is they should be in play, I really feel they should be in play," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "My view is they should be in play, I really feel they should be in play," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Unlike opening it to many other western companies our country and then having very little leverage I would rather have this leverage today because it is an important part," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about India Economic ) : “My view is that they should be in play. India must use this as leverage. Unlike opening it to many other western firms and then having very little leverage I would rather have this leverage today because it is an important part,” External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Unlike opening it to many other western companies our country and then having very little leverage I would rather have this leverage today because it is an important part," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "When a Jet Airways goes out of business, it's just not one company going out of business. It is a vital national aviation structure that has disappeared overnight. Seven or eight telecom companies have completely gone out of business," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "There are global headwinds - you look at Europe and other countries. There is a general sign of an economic slowdown. Within India, in the last three to four years, execution has been weak. There has been a general sense of low spending, many projects have been adding inventory. The morale in lending institutions has been low and that needs to kick-start. Enablement will be the first call of action for the execution to start," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We would like to congratulate Manish for this very deserving felicitation. We are fortunate to have him as our CEO. We will continue to echo his vision and mandate to achieve greater heights with innovative solutions that will drive the wheels of the industry from the forefront. These awards are a testament to CSS Corp not only being the partner of choice for clients but also for employees," External link

business-standard Friday, September 20, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal says : "If you have many sources that are forced by topology to spit out identical photons, then you could interfere them, and that would be a game-changer," External link

phys Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “You directed us to finalise each and everything within a month and was amazed how fast the job was done. I am delighted you emphasised that both interests of the governments and investors should be protected,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The agreement has opened a new chapter on cooperation between Bharti Airtel and Tanzania. This agreement has written new history,” External link

theCitizen Monday, June 10, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “a rule-based economy is much better than a discretionary kind of economy,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Over the years, Bharti has always attracted the best of talent from across industry verticals and geographies," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We can (participate), but we will not at these prices because it makes no sense. The telecom department can keep trying — they had two failed auctions and do they want to have five more failed auctions? … India will get into 5G, but the only thing that will stand in the way is right pricing for spectrum. The government can decide if they want to do it in one go or three times,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The government needs to walk the talk. They need to reduce the licence fees, spectrum charges and GST. They have committed in their document (telecom policy) that this industry is overburdened, so there is no debate on that. I would say the government must be concerned about the sector. You don’t want to take it to a point of no return. We have seen that in the aviation industry and therefore you should not take it too far and take timely action,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "My recommendation is govt must encourage 5G coming in India ... rather than being late. Government can help in giving more spectrum at reasonable price," External link

asianage Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Commission ) : "All equipment currently being deployed by Airtel are 5G ready. You cannot have a situation where you want to benefit Digital India and you tax the most. Just not get into a new dialogue... you see new DCC (Digital Communications Commission) policy. What you have committed do that," External link

asianage Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We have in principle agreed to move forward with a new arrangement of shareholding of 51:49 — where Airtel will now drop from 60 percent to 51 percent and the people of Tanzania through the ownership of the government of Tanzania will own 49 percent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “Such negotiations do take some time. We are glad that we have come to a point where we will be making some final decisions,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We have in principle agreed to move forward with a new arrangement of shareholding of 51:49--where Airtel will now drop from 60 percent to 51 percent and the people of Tanzania through the ownership of the government of Tanzania will own 49 percent," External link

business-standard Friday, January 11, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Such negotiations do take some time. We are glad that we have come to a point where we will be making some final decisions," External link

business-standard Friday, January 11, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We are not in this for business," External link

mid-day Friday, November 24, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Reliance Jio is offering an unfair competition," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The ease of doing business remains a major concern. I know government is very focused on this, the PM wants our ranking to go up. You come out with fantastic policies," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "We can't get to three days. But can we get to 30, may be 60 days? We really need such a framework," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We doubled our investment this year to Rs 20-22,000 core, on top of having doubled capex last year. Over the next three years, our total investment would be around Rs 75,000 crore," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "This is a significant development towards further consolidation in the Indian mobile industry and reinforces our commitment to lead India's digital revolution by offering world-class and affordable telecom services through a robust technology and solid spectrum portfolio," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:49:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “If these top 200 companies are not going to generate jobs, it’s going to get harder and harder for the whole business community to pull society along with it,” External link

economictimes Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Airtel plans to invest Rs 18,000 to 20,000 crore this year," External link

economictimes Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Government should come forward to help us in Right of Way (RoW) as permissions don’t come easily while rolling out infrastructure," External link

economictimes Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “I was delighted to hear that the Indian government is comfortable with the number of operators coming down from 12 to 5,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We may as well keep our money in the bank and go out to play golf” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "At Airtel, we are changing the international roaming paradigm, which will allow our customers to take their number to every corner of the world. As an industry, operators across the world must collaborate to remove the cost barrier to roaming and offer customers the convenience of staying connected without the fear of exorbitant bill charges" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, February 27, 2017 5:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Rajat Gupta ) : “He has served time for an offence which he continues to challenge in courts. I am sure Rajat will find a renewed purpose to use his skills. He drew strength from Bhagwad Gita through his difficult time which,I hope, will shape his future,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:55:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "TRAI needs to settle the issue of Reliance Jio free tariffs. Nothing can be free for a lifetime," External link

gizmodo-in Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) must have some confusion regarding the PoIs offered to Reliance Jio," External link

gizmodo-in Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “TRAI needs to settle the issue of Reliance Jio free tariffs. Nothing can be free for a lifetime,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) must have some confusion regarding the PoIs offered to Reliance Jio,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal told : "With every passing week things will get better on the PoIs issue. We all agree that the PoIs issue needs to stop and it will cease in a few weeks. There needs to be a dialogue between all companies to correct the issues," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We are a product of competition. There was AT&T, Hutchinson was here, Etisalat came, Telenor, we are fighting with Idea and Vodafone on a daily basis. So, the best and the brightest have been here and so, we must have done something right," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We are a product of competition. There was AT&T, Hutchinson was here, Etisalat came, Telenor, we are fighting with Idea and Vodafone on a daily basis. So the best and the brightest have been here and so we must have done something right," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "With every passing week things will get better on the Point issue. We all agree that the PoI issue needs to stop and it will cease in a few weeks. There needs to be a dialogue between all companies to correct the issues," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "He was under immense pressure from the investor to deliver and this made things go awry between founders. He broke down completely," External link

economictimes Monday, May 30, 2016 11:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : “I told him (Zuckerberg) that you are right that this (internet.org) expands the market. At the end, you must understand that we (telecom operators) need to charge you for something. SMSes have gone more or less, voice is going down and they (Facebook) recognise that,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : “He (Zuckerberg) is saying that make Internet.org lite version of Facebook free of data charge, so that people will upgrade. People will come to internet for the first time. The point is that it is self-serving for them,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “We (telecom operators, social media and over-the-top players) are good for each other but they, regulators and politicians must understand that networks’ investment must be on reasonable terms. Gone are the days when telecom companies were making large amounts of money,” “OTT players must understand pains of the mobile industry. Sometimes we are seeing as gatekeeper, bad guys. The fact of matter is spectrum – there is cost, network there is cost and tariff has gone up by only 3 paise in last three years,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : “The rate that we announced was exactly the same rate as a voice call. If you do one minute VoIP (internet based calls) in kilobyte terms it would be exactly the same as voice call. It was exactly the same as one minute call,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2015 8:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : "I told him (Zuckerberg) that you are right that this (internet.org) expands the market. At the end, you must understand that we (telecom operators) need to charge you for something. SMSes have gone more or less, voice is going down and they (Facebook) recognise that," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said ( about Mark Zuckerberg ) : "He (Zuckerberg) is saying that make Internet.org lite version of Facebook free of data charge, so that people will upgrade. People will come to internet for the first time. The point is that it is self-serving for them," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We (telecom operators, social media and over-the-top players) are good for each other but they, regulators and politicians must understand that networks' investment must be on reasonable terms. Gone are the days when telecom companies were making large amounts of money," "OTT players must understand pains of the mobile industry. Sometimes we are seeing as gatekeeper, bad guys. The fact of matter is spectrum - there is cost, network there is cost and tariff has gone up by only 3 paise in last three years," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "The rate that we announced was exactly the same rate as a voice call. If you do one minute VoIP (internet based calls) in kilobyte terms it would be exactly the same as voice call. It was exactly the same as one minute call," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "We will do joint procurement. Carrier aggregation helps when you talk to vendors and suppliers," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "Equally, all vendors will know that we have aligned our standards and are supporting the same ecosystem. This partnership will provide a major platform for development and deployment of 4G and future mobile technology standards," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "They want to understand the market. Will this evolve into something significant? Only time will tell," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Mittal said : "China Mobile will have the single largest deployment of TDD-LTE in the next five years. We will be 10% of China Mobile," External link

economictimes Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:04:00 AM EAT



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industrialist5.26%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
ceo13.16%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
boss2.63%EN05/18/201618/05/2016
chairman44.74%EN09/01/201301/09/2013
managing director5.26%EN09/18/200918/09/2009
group chief2.63%EN02/29/200829/02/2008
head2.63%EN04/05/200705/04/2007
chief10.53%EN02/24/200724/02/2007
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counsel5.26%EN06/08/200608/06/2006
vice-president2.63%EN05/06/200606/05/2006
Names Lang Count
Sunil MittalEN95.61%
Sunil MittalFR2.93%
Сунил МиталBG1.46%


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