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DoT orders telecom companies to clear dues
Sat, Feb 15, 2020
After Supreme Court rap, the telecom department began issuing orders, directing companies such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to clear dues before Friday (February 14) midnight.
Bank frauds on rise despite measures by Modi-led government
Sat, Feb 15, 2020
Fraud in the Indian banking sector is still on the rise despite strict measures taken by the Modi-led government.
Over 60k apply for VRS in BSNL/MTNL in 4 days: Telecom secretary
Sat, Nov 09, 2019
Over 60,000 employees have applied for Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in BSNL and MTNL, telecom secretary Anshu Prakash said on Friday.
Immediate payment of dues may cripple 5G bids by telcos: Fitch
Sat, Oct 26, 2019
Any immediate payment of dues by telcos following the Supreme Court order on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) would leave them with limited financial flexibility to bid for 5G spectrum thus delaying its auction, Fitch Ratings has said.
Government to develop Broadband Readiness Index for states, UTs: How it will work
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
DoT and ICRIER signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian states and Union Territories (UT).
DoT panel may decide on penalty on 3 telcos, MTNL's VRS today
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
In October, 2016, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended imposing penalties on the three operators as they didn`t provide enough POIs to Reliance Jio, which resulted in poor quality of services. PoIs allow calls to transfer from one network to another.
DoT to discuss in-flight, maritime mobile services
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
The telecom department (DoT) will hold a meeting on January 4 with telecom operators, airlines and shipping companies to discuss a roadmap for in-flight and maritime mobile services.
Forget Trai, try DCRAI soon; Modi govt orders change in moniker
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
The name of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will be changed to Digital Communications Regulatory Authority of India, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said Wednesday.
DoT puts Aadhaar based face authentication on hold
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
The telecom department has put Aadhaar-based face authentication on hold pending the Supreme Court judgement on petitions challenging issuance of new mobile connections and re-verification through the use of the unique identity.
Trouble brews for RCom, as DoT threatens to cancel licences
Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Another trouble strikes Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom), as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the telecom firm to pay Rs 774 crore in bank guarantees towards upcoming spectrum payment dues or its licences will be cancelled
Affordable Wi-Fi: Telcos oppose entry of unlicensed players in TRAI's PDO model
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Industry body, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in its letter to TRAI, has said that permitting the launch of PDOs just on the basis of registration is a threat for licensed telecom service providers as they are already facing tough financial conditions. COAI also claims that PDOs started by unlicensed companies can be a threat to data privacy and can compromise national security.
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.
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)
Aviation ministry, DoT to meet in 10 days on in-flight connectivity norms
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Telecom Commission said that DoT and the civil aviation ministry officials will meet within 10 days to discuss "operational details" of in-flight connectivity. The date for the meeting is yet to be finalised.
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.
DoT, Aviation Ministry meet to finalise in-flight data, voice connectivity rules
Thu, May 10, 2018
The decision will pave the way for travellers to use internet and voice services on mobile phone during flights in the Indian airspace. "We plan to hold a meeting coming Monday (May 14) or Tuesday (May 15) with officials of Civil Aviation Ministry on this," Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters on the sidelines of CII Broadband Summit here. Telecom operators may or may not be part of the upcoming meeting which will look at evolving a framework for in-flight connectivity, she added.
Good news for flyers, in-flight mobile connectivity in Indian airspace gets Telecom panel nod
Tue, May 01, 2018
The in-flight connectivity will be allowed in both domestic as well as international airlines entering the Indian space. It also says that the license for the in-flight connectivity will be provided at a meagre fee of Rs 1. In fact, the telecom commission has accepted all recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to make in-flight connectivity a reality.
5G technology roadmap: Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan says India to be ready by June
Tue, Mar 27, 2018
5G technology roadmap: Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan called upon industry, academia and startups to do their bit to help India become a "frontrunner" in the 5th-generation wireless system which enables higher speed mobile broadband, mission-critical services and massive Internet of Things (IoT) deployment.
Tech Mahindra bets big on 5G services, sets up lab in Bengaluru
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
C P Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, said the company has already re-skilled about 30,000 of its employees in handling emerging technologies, and added that the remaining 75,000 employees will be re-skilled by the end of the current calendar year..