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FDI in telecom jumps manifold to $1.5 bn in Apr-May

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:05

After registering a huge decline in the recent past, foreign direct investment in the telecom sector grew manifold to USD 1.5 billion in the first two-months of the 2014-15 fiscal.

MTNL offers to return CDMA spectrum for auction-derived price

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:55

State-run MTNL has informed the Department of Telecom that it is ready to return the entire CDMA spectrum it currently holds if the telecom operator is paid auction-determined price.

TRAI suggests over Rs 2,400 cr telecom plan for 2 island UTs

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:29

Telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday recommended an initial plan costing over Rs 2,400 crore to connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep with stable and strong telecom networks which at present rely on connectivity through satellites.

DoT working on policy to treat broadband as basic need

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:18

At present there are different departments that govern various technologies.

DoT for appeal against 3G roaming pact, awaiting legal opinion

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:41

Even as the Department of Telecom is mulling allowing 3G spectrum sharing under new licensing regime, it is against 3G intra-circle roaming pact signed by operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular which are operating under old permits.

DoT may reconsider bar on spectrum sharing for 3G services

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 21:23

The Department of Telecom may reconsider its decision to bar spectrum sharing for 3G services following changes that have come into effect under the new licensing regime.

DoT lists new rules, security policy in agenda for new govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 20:02

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has shared the list of top 10 priority areas for the sector with the Cabinet Secretary, official sources said.

DoT issues letter of intent for unified licence to Airtel

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:37

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued letter of intent to Bharti Airtel for taking new telecom licence in Delhi and Kolkata service areas, following which Vodafone may have to sell its about 4.4 percent stake in a subsidiary of Bharti group.

New govt has opportunity to bring changes in telecom: PwC

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 19:51

Following the BJP's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha election, global consultancy firm PwC has suggested three key areas in the telecom sector which the new government should look at in the first 100 days in office.

Crown of thorns await next telecom minister

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 17:41

A crown of thorns awaits the next telecom minister at Sanchar Bhawan as the new incumbent will have to address a host of tricky issues like industry infighting, tariffs and improving financial health of the Rs 2.3 lakh crore industry.

Airtel facing demands worth Rs 5,817 cr from DoT

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 23:03

Bharti Airtel is facing demands worth Rs 5,816.9 crore from Department of Telecom including a one time spectrum charge of Rs 5,201.3 crore and penalty worth Rs 350 crore for 3G intra-circle roaming (ICR) pacts as on March 31, 2014.

3G roaming pacts upheld; Rs 1,200 cr fine on 3 telcos quashed

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:00

The judgement brought relief to the three operators, who faced a penalty of Rs 1,200 crore for entering into pacts with each other to offer 3G services in regions where they did not win spectrum in the 2010 auction.