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Aviation: Data yes, but you may not be able to do this while flying
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
The telecom department is considering to allow only data services initially in flights and water vessels within Indian territorial boundaries, an official source said.
Net Neutrality cleared in India; new telecom policy approved
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
Upholding free and fair access to internet in India, the central government on Wednesday approved Net Neutrality norms making internet equal for all, with no discrimination or preferential treatment in content/speeds to be allowed by any telecom service provider.
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.
In-flight calls, data may cost more than plane ticket itself!
Fri, May 04, 2018
Everybody is hailing the Telecom Commission’s decision to allow mobile calls and internet services in domestic and international flights in India, but here’s a spoiler - fliers will have to loosen their purse strings for these services.
In-flight Wi-Fi: Flyers may have to pay between Rs 500-Rs 1,000 to make calls, surf
Thu, May 03, 2018
Domestic airlines expect that flyers, if they use internet services over Indian territory, would have to pay anything between Rs 500 to Rs 1000 on flights for a period lasting 3 to 60 minutes. Although in-flight Wi-Fi services are yet to be introduced in the country, the countries that have provided these facilities charge about 4.5 dollars (Rs 350) for using 10 mb internet data.
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.
Telecom Commission to meet; from Net Neutrality to mobile phones on flights, here is what is on agenda
Mon, Apr 30, 2018
If approved, the in-flight connectivity will pave the way for mobile call and data services during domestic air-travel to passengers. But, there is no clarity on the means that will be used for calling. According to experts, travellers will be allowed to make calls via phones offered by the airlines.
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.
How relaxing spectrum holding cap by telcos' can be a game changer
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
The administrative and financial body, Telecom Commission has cleared TRAI’s proposal to relax spectrum holding caps by the companies. Here's what changes.
Telecom Commission favours raising spectrum holding limit
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Trai recommended last month that the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band be removed
Govt may allow 100% FDI in telecom via automatic route
Wed, Dec 20, 2017
The proposal is likely to be considered by the Telecom Commission, the apex decision making body of the Department of Telecom, at its meeting scheduled for tomorrow, they said.
Telecom Commission approves extension of deferred spectrum payment
Fri, Sep 29, 2017
The panel has also approved the shift from pending lending rate (PLR) to marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) regime for calculation of interest on delayed payment of licence fees and spectrum usage changes plus 400 points.
Telcos' Financial Woes: Government's inter-ministerial panel to give views in 3 months
Sun, May 14, 2017
The government's inter-ministerial panel being constituted to suggest a policy prescription for the failing financial health of the telecom sector will consult banks and operators before finalising its views in three months.
Govt worry on lower tariffs inconsistent with policy: Trai
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Tariff and impact on government revenue also need to be seen in the larger context of Digital India programme and affordable data connectivity.
Telecom Commission worried over sector's health; cautions about loan defaults
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
The Commission was of the view that the said directions required promotional tariffs to have a 90-day limit and tariff of any other promotional nature could not be offered beyond that period.
Rcom, Bharti Airtel stocks edge higher on lower spectrum usage charge
Wed, Jun 08, 2016
The government in January 2014 decided to cap spectrum usage charge (SUC) at a flat 5% for spectrum that was to be procured in future auctions.