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Making calls from landlines to mobile phones? Here is a big development
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
This is an important development for those making calls from landlines to mobile phones!
Want to buy SIM card during lockdown? See what Government is looking to do
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
Narendra Modi Government is soon going to take a call on activation of new mobile SIM Card during curfew or lockdown.
Telecom AGR Dues: Bharti Airtel may overcome, Vodafone Idea faces heat
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
Telecom AGR Dues: Bharti Airtel's Rs 100 billion AGR payment is on an ad-hoc basis and it is in the process of self-assessment of dues.
Issuing 5G trial spectrum to telcos in DoT's 100-day agenda
Thu, May 16, 2019
The new government at the Centre will have the task of issuing 5G network trial licenses to the telcos along with the spectrum.
COAI supports a minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps for 4G network
Wed, May 15, 2019
Industry body COAI on Wednesday said it favours minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps for 4G networks.
BSNL recovery to take time, DoT will provide monetary assistance: Report
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
DoT is yet to get approval for the Rs 6,535 crore VRS package and for the land monetisation exercise.
Trai begins consultation to review terms, conditions for OSP registration
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
Trai has sought stakeholders' view on multiple aspects ranging from validity of registration to registration charges, and from connectivity and interconnectivity aspects, to security conditions.
Good news for BSNL employees: March salary to come on time, board meeting on April 4
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
Currently the BSNL board has a ceiling of Rs 4,300 crore to raise as capex loans. The source also said the salaries for March will be paid on time and from BSNL`s service billings of own resources.
DoT asks state governments not to disconnect BSNL, MTNL electricity connections
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
When contacted, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said, "We have cleared 90 per cent of the dues for electricity connections. Now around Rs 250 crore is left, which will be cleared in next 15-20 days. There were some disconnections that took place but all of them have been restored now."
7th Pay Commission latest news: These central government employees win big! Government accepts pension to pay hike demands
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
7th Pay Commission Latest News: Thousands of BSNL employees had a big win recently when the government agreed to their various demands including pay and pension revision.
Good news! With general elections nearing, mobile phone tariffs may not rise: Report
Thu, Nov 22, 2018
According to the report, Jio estimates that for good quality fibre-to-home (FTTH) service market, 50 million customers would pay USD 20 or around Rs 1,400 per month over a period of time, while Bharti Airtel feels the market size in the segment is around 30 million and consumers could pay Rs 500 per month on an average.
Reliance Jio fallout: DoT limits subscriber enrolment to 5%
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
The telecom department has restricted enrolment of test subscribers on network of a new mobile operator to 5 per cent of its network capacity during trial phase and testing period to maximum six months.
Big relief! Trai proposes changes in MNP rule to curb porting request rejection
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai Tuesday proposed processing mobile number portability request through MNP service provider instead of telecom operator in order to curb rejection of subscriber requests to change their network.
Your WhatsApp, Facebook can be blocked; this is why
Wed, Aug 08, 2018
Telecom operators body COAI today said service providers need to comply if the government orders to block mobile applications but it is extremely difficult to focus and block specific apps. "It is a difficult proposition. If it becomes law and if it becomes order from government, obviously we are required to comply,"
Now telecom operators can provide full-fledged internet telephony; check details
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
The new amendment allows only authorised licenced holder to provide full fledged internet telephony and not over-the-top players like WhatsApp, Google Duo etc that allow only app to app calling.
Vodafone, Idea merger: DoT may give approval today
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to approve today the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular that will create the country’s largest mobile service operator with proposed name of Vodafone Idea Ltd.
5G panel identifies 6000 Mhz spectrum as available for next gen service
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
The 5G committee of the telecom ministry has said that around 6000 Mhz of spectrum can be made available without delay for the next generation mobile service
VID can be used as an alternative to Aadhaar card while applying for new SIM: DoT
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Telecom operators look to protect the privacy of their subscribers and at the same time ensure compliance with the requirements issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT)
DoT seeks reply from Airtel on Apple Watch eSIM service by May 24
Sun, May 20, 2018
The DoT has sought reply within a week from Airtel on a complaint by rival Reliance Jio alleging that the operator flouted norms on activation of eSIM in Apple Watch 3, an official source said
ATC completes Rs 3,800-cr mobile tower deal with Vodafone India; Idea pact expected by May
Tue, Apr 03, 2018
Telecom infrastructure firm American Tower Corporation (ATC) today announced that it has completed mobile tower purchase deal worth Rs 3,800 crore with Vodafone India through its Indian arm.