Uncertainty has perhaps become the most popular descriptor of our new pandemic lives. Obviously, the future has no proper blueprint at the moment, so we are urged to be patient, pliant. But while we brace ourselves for that imperceptible future, we fail to follow the advice. Even as they tell us to be open to undefined days, endless articles and Instagram posts speculate about what those days will look like. The contradiction is strange, of course, but also perhaps a necessary crutch. We can only find our way about a world whose dimensions we can articulate.

Intimations: Six Essays, Zadie Smith’s latest book, rests on this conundrum. Written in the early weeks of the pandemic (until May), it offers no conclusive take on how to deal with the strangeness of these times or how to remake the future. Instead, it’s a wading through the uncertainty that accompanies crisis. Slender

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The AGR verdict will allow companies to move ahead with certainty on business plans, and the DoT must now focus on steps to make the telecom sector profitable and attractive to investors through ease of business measures and lowering “onerous” duties and levies, industry think tank Broadband India Forum (BIF) has said.

 

BIF has also urged the Department of Telecom (DoT) to take quick decisions on a spate of recommendations which have already been forwarded by the sector regulator including major ones like public Wi-Fi networks for broadband proliferation.

BIF said any delay in decision-making on TRAI’s recommendations comes at an “enormous economic cost” at a time when the country has set its sights on massive digital transformation.

Focus on profitability

The Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) verdict has brought in finality to the statutory dues issue, and the industry can now move on with business plans, BIF President TV Ramachandran

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New Delhi, September 13

The AGR verdict will allow companies to move ahead with certainty on business plans, and the DoT must now focus on steps to make the sector profitable and attractive to investors through ease of business measures as well as lowering of “onerous” duties and levies, industry think tank Broadband India Forum (BIF) has said.

BIF has also urged the Department of Telecom (DoT) to take quick decisions on a spate of recommendations which have already been forwarded by the sector regulator including major ones like public Wi-Fi networks for broadband proliferation.

BIF said any delay in decision-making on TRAI’s recommendations comes at an “enormous economic cost” at a time when the country has set its sights on massive digital transformation.

The Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) verdict has brought in finality to the statutory dues issue, and the industry can now move on with business plans, BIF

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (PTI) The AGR verdict will allow companies to move ahead with certainty on business plans, and the DoT must now focus on steps to make the sector profitable and attractive to investors through ease of business measures as well as lowering of ‘onerous’ duties and levies, industry think tank Broadband India Forum (BIF) has said.

BIF has also urged the Department of Telecom (DoT) to take quick decisions on a spate of recommendations which have already been forwarded by the sector regulator including major ones like public Wi-Fi networks for broadband proliferation.

BIF said any delay in decision-making on TRAI’s recommendations comes at an ‘enormous economic cost’ at a time when the country has set its sights on massive digital transformation.

The Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) verdict has brought in finality to the statutory dues issue, and the industry can now move on with business plans,

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BIF said any delay in decision-making on TRAI’s recommendations comes at an “enormous economic cost”.

The AGR verdict will allow companies to move ahead with certainty on business plans, and the DoT must now focus on steps to make the sector profitable and attractive to investors through ease of business measures as well as lowering of “onerous” duties and levies, industry think tank Broadband India Forum (BIF) has said.

BIF has also urged the Department of Telecom (DoT) to take quick decisions on a spate of recommendations which have already been forwarded by the sector regulator including major ones like public Wi-Fi networks for broadband proliferation.

BIF said any delay in decision-making on TRAI’s recommendations comes at an “enormous economic cost” at a time when the country has set its sights on massive digital transformation.

The Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) verdict has brought in finality to the statutory dues issue,

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FORECASTER OF THE MONTH

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The U.S. economy is doing “as good or better than expected” in the third quarter, but risks are building for a setback in the fourth quarter if the government doesn’t provide more stimulus and certainty, says Spencer Staples, chief economist for EconAlpha and the winner of the Forecaster of the Month contest for August.

“The pandemic, as tragic as it is, has been an eye-opener,” he says. “It isn’t a structural problem; it is a health issue.”

If the Congress and the White House can’t provide more certainty about the pandemic and the economy, he could see economic growth struggling again by the end of the year and beyond.

The recovery so far has mostly been a matter of picking the “low-hanging fruit,” he says. “There is still a lot of dislocation here.”

The economy faces a massive output gap

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