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DoT panel on scope of 5G trials, experimental spectrum submits report
Fri, May 17, 2019
The DoT-constituted committee chaired by IIT Kanpur Director Abhay Karandikar was tasked to give recommendations on the scope of 5G trials.
DoT asks industry, academia to develop standards relevant for India
Fri, May 17, 2019
Telecom industry should come forward to create Indian-owned intellectual property right (IPR) that can be integrated into the global communications ecosystem.
MTNL moots VRS package to save Rs 1,080 cr in annual salary tab
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
DoT has prepared a rescue plan for the distressed PSUs, MTNL and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), in form of a revival package that entails components like VRS, asset monetisation, and allocation of 4G spectrum.
WhatsApp users alert! Now, you can register complaint against offensive messages with DoT
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
"We will take it up with the telecom operators and police heads for necessary action," DoT Controller Communications Ashish Joshi tweeted.
Vodafone Idea seeks 2 years extension for spectrum payment citing high debt
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
When contacted, Vodafone Idea spokesperson said: "The telecom industry is critical to fulfilling the Digital aspirations of 1.3 billion Indians.
DoT plans to set-up network of telecom satellites
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
The telecom department is in discussion with the space department to set up a network of satellite for communication services across the country, an official source said Thursday.
Enjoy Jio, Airtel in air, water! Govt notifies rules for in-flight, maritime mobile phone services; Details here
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
The department of telecom (DoT) notified in-flight connectivity rules this Friday. "These rules may be called the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette," the notification dated December 14 said.
Vodafone Idea to govt: No need to hold spectrum auction until 2020
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
When contacted, Vodafone Idea Ltd in an e-mail said, "For 5G to work, a robust 4G network is a must. Accordingly, telecom service providers in India are currently focused on optimising 4G networks and making them 5G ready, for which they have sufficient spectrum."
Physical banks will die, physical managers will die: Amitabh Kant
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
"Aadhaar act does not recognise the power of paper. The paper that is used is of no use. The act recognises only biometrics. The paper will again take us to stone age. My strong belief is that India must come up with a privacy law and India must allow private sector to innovate. That is the only way India will move forward," he said.
Modi Govt boosts ease of doing business to low tech segment; check benefits
Wed, Oct 10, 2018
The move is seen as the government's efforts to push ease of doing business for adoption of new technologies like internet of things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
Call drops cannot be completely eradicated: Telecom Minister
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
He added that the government and the telecom regulator Trai are taking all possible steps with the help of telecom operators to address the problem of call drop and bring it down within the permissible limit.
New rules on network rollout to reduce call drops: COAI
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Telcos also complained to have shelled out abnormally high prices for RoW and face different levies.
DoT to work on new telecom policy from April 2017
Wed, Nov 02, 2016
The telecom ministry has issued technology neutral telecom licences under the NTP 2012 which was delinked from spectrum .
DoT receives applications from 70 companies for MVNO license
Mon, Sep 19, 2016
The department had issued the MVNO policy on March 30 this year.
Telecom companies in India seek divine intervention to get airwaves
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
DoT has put on the block a total of 2,354.55 megahertz (MHz) of mobile frequencies for auction in all bands -- 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2300 MHz. All the radiowaves being put for auction can be used for high speed 4G services.
Govt defers mega spectrum auction by 2 days to October 1
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Heeding to the industry's demand for starting spectrum auction from an auspicious date, government has deferred the mega sale of mobile frequencies by two days to October 1.
RIL orders employees to switch to Reliance Jio from other mobile operators
Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Airtel will stand to lose about 1.25 to 1.50 lakh subscribers because of this.
No clarity in permit to seek compliance from telcos, Trai tells DoT
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular on board had approached DoT requesting it to immediately ask Reliance Jio to stop all connections provided to 1.5 million users.
TRAI: Over 20 thousand Mobile Number Portability complaints received in 2015
Wed, Aug 10, 2016
Telecom operators may not be open to Mobile Number Portability (MNP) after all. A number of complaints were received by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) stating that their porting requests were rejected by the donor operators for various reasons.
COAI promoting 'vested interests' of incumbent operators: RJio responds to allegations
Wed, Aug 10, 2016
The company said it has created the world's largest end- to-end all IP network and invested over Rs 1.34 lakh crore, higher than the gross block of any incumbent operator.