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DoT to issue demand notices this week to 6 telcos for 2006-07

DoT to issue demand notices this week to 6 telcos for 2006-07

The Department of Telecom will issue this week the next lot of demand notices to six telecom operators for under-reporting of revenues in around 10 circles in 2006-07 year.

 

TRAI sees flaw in DoT spectrum charge code; bats for flat rate

TRAI sees flaw in DoT spectrum charge code; bats for flat rate

Telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday reiterated its suggestion of charging mobile operators a flat spectrum charge as it found loopholes in existing method used by government to collect levy for use of airwaves.

Telecom stocks dive up to 4% on DoT demand notice worries

Telecom stocks dive up to 4% on DoT demand notice worries

Telecom stocks on Friday fell by up to 4 percent hit by concerns that DoT will soon issue demand notice of over Rs 12,500 crore to six telecom operators amid allegations of under-reporting of revenue to the tune of Rs 45,000 crore.

This smartphone app can help you avoid unplanned pregnancy!

This smartphone app can help you avoid unplanned pregnancy!

Dot is one of the few fertility tracking apps -- there are estimated to be about 100 such apps -- that is based on empirical evidence.

Call drops: TRAI seeks power to imprison, fine violators

Call drops: TRAI seeks power to imprison, fine violators

Seeking more teeth to check call drops, the regulator TRAI has asked government to amend law to allow it to impose penalty of up to Rs 10 crore on mobile operators and jail term of up to two years on their executives for any violation of regulatory framework.

Currently no proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Currently no proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government Wednesday said there is no proposal currently to merge the state-owned BSNL and MTNL, but the operators are trying to generate maximum revenues for their revival.

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

The regulator had earlier recommended a record high base price of Rs 11,485 crore per megahertz for the 700 Mhz band, which would be auctioned for the first time.

States favour uniform telecom network roll-out policy

States favour uniform telecom network roll-out policy

A majority of states have agreed in-principle on a uniform policy for rolling out telecom infrastructure across the country, which will help improve the turnaround time in laying networks and lower its cost.

Airtel acquires 4G spectrum in 8 circles for Rs 3,500 crore

Airtel acquires 4G spectrum in 8 circles for Rs 3,500 crore

Bharti Airtel, country's largest telecom operator, today announced the acquisition of 20 MHz spectrum in 8 circles from Aircel for Rs 3,500 crore

Now, an app to alert user about call drop

Now, an app to alert user about call drop

Seeking to cash in on the call drop menace, a Pune-based start-up claims to have launched a mobile application that will alert caller about possibility of call drop after analysing a host of factors.

DoT to seek Cabinet nod to change norms to liberalise spectrum

DoT to seek Cabinet nod to change norms to liberalise spectrum

The Department of Telecom is going to approach the Cabinet to seek its approval for change in policy to liberalise spectrum that were allocated to mobile service providers without auction.

TRAI to look into interconnection charges for IP networks

Telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday said it will look into interconnection charges for Internet-based networks like 4G, furthering its regulatory framework for developing new age communication systems.

DoT planning to start spectrum auction by mid-July

DoT planning to start spectrum auction by mid-July

Department of Telecom is looking to commence the auction for spectrum, including in 700 Mhz band, around mid-July, which may fetch the government a whopping Rs 5.36 lakh crore.

 DoT may not auction all 700 Mhz spectrum in one go

DoT may not auction all 700 Mhz spectrum in one go

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is unlikely to auction the entire spectrum in 700 Mhz as it feels telecom operators may not bid aggressively for the band due to high reserve price.

About 81,000 complaints against telcos in 2015: Prasad

Complaints against mobile service providers have increased to 80,947 last year, up from 68,691 in 2014, government said on wednesday.

Call drops in India much higher than global average: Survey

Call drops in India much higher than global average: Survey

Much higher than the 2 percent acceptable call drops as prescribed by regulator Trai, the average rate in India stands at 4.73 percent as against the global standard of 3 percent, says a report.

65,000 cell sites deployed in 6 months to curb call drops: Prasad

65,000 cell sites deployed in 6 months to curb call drops: Prasad

Telecom operators have deployed 65,000 mobile sites to curb call drops in the last six months, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

DoT to start spectrum auction by June-July

DoT to start spectrum auction by June-July

Department of Telecom is likely to formulate its views on TRAI recommendations on spectrum pricing by March and commence auction by June-July, a top official said Wednesday.

DoT seeks clarification over Freedom 251, claims BJP MP

DoT seeks clarification over Freedom 251, claims BJP MP

The Telecom Ministry is believed to have sought clarification from Ringing Bells for marketing its 'Freedom 251' mobile phone without BIS certification and have asked UP government to check its credentials, as per BJP MP Kirit Somaiya.

Don't take back spectrum from telcos if cap changes: TRAI

Telecom operators should not be asked to surrender excess spectrum if the maximum holding limit in a circle gets changed after allocation of the airwaves, telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday suggested to the government.