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Airtel, Voda, Idea made no provisions for AGR disputed amount
Tue, Oct 29, 2019
According to telecom regulator Trai sources, 15 per cent AGR was fixed as licence fee under "revenue sharing" which was reduced to 13 per cent, and lastly to 8 per cent in 2013. It appears that the revenue sharing package turned out to be very beneficial to the telecom service providers, which is evident from the continuing rise in gross revenues, sources said.
DoT at Modi govt door over BSNL, MTNL
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
The Department of Telecom plans to seek the Cabinet's approval in the next two months for the allocation of spectrum to state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL for 4G services, an official source said.
Aviation: Want WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter while flying over Indian skies? You can, this is when
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Indian flyers cannot have access to WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or other social media apps simply because internet is banned on flights by government. However, big changes are afoot and you can do so very soon.
Rural Wi-Fi: DoT may spare additional funds to set up more hotspots in gram panchayats
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Other DoT targets include enabling 100 mbps broadband on demand to all key development institutions and deploying 5 million public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2020 and 10 million by 2022. These public Wi-Fi hotspots would ride on BharatNet, through which, the government plans to connect 250,000 gram panchayats with rural broadband.
DoT extends timeline for comments on National Telecom Policy till June 1
Fri, May 25, 2018
The draft NTP 2018 - National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018 - has been hosted at MyGov portal for public comments. Earlier, the deadline was set as May 25, 2018, and was extended on request of stakeholders who in their request asked DoT to provide more time to give their inputs on the drafted policy.
Telecom Commission to take up Net Neutrality; in-flight connectivity issues
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
The Cabinet is likely to take a final decision next month on the recommendations made by an inter-ministerial group (IMG) for the telecom sector.
DoT to unveil 5G roadmap by June 2018: Aruna Sundararajan
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
She said the networks are not only accelerating the roll out of the 4G but are getting ready for 5G, adding that India will have full 4G coverage by the end of the next financial year.
DoT panel studying Deloitte report on MTNL debt-revival:Manoj Sinha
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
MTNL has been making losses since 2009-10 and its total debt stands at over Rs 15,000 crore now.
Reliance Jio seeks CCI nod for spectrum sharing with RCom
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm has sought CCI approval for the proposed spectrum sharing deal with younger sibling's Reliance Communications.
Govt asks telcos to re-verify subscribers with Aadhaar e-KYC process
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Ministry of Communications and Department of Telecommunications on Friday announced that all telecom companies will have to re-verify subscribers with Aadhaar based e-KYC process.
Free data packs rob govt of Rs 800 crore, says telecom secretary JS Deepak
Thu, Mar 02, 2017
Price wars that have been an ongoing affair in the telecom industry have resulted in the fall of government revenues from Rs 3,975 crore which was the license fee in the June quarter to Rs 3,186 crore in the December quarter of the current financial year, the letter said. The 'promotional offers' have resulted in the government losing out on Rs 800 crore in revenues
BSNL aims to complete North East telecom project by Dec 2018
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
"The project was approved in September 2014 but it came to BSNL in April 2016. BSNL is expecting to place execution order in April after which roll-out of the project will start in July and should be completed by December 2018," a source told PTI.
Provided Reliance Jio sufficient PoI capacity to serve over 190 million customers, says Bharti Airtel
Tue, Feb 07, 2017
Airtel on Tuesday said that it has provided a total of over 35,000 Points of Interconnect (PoIs) to Reliance Jio (RJio) in a period of five months.
Delhi HC refrains from interfering with TRAI penalty recommendation
Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Vodafone has also said that no proper hearing was given to it by TRAI before issuance of the recommendation of October 21 this year.