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DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

The Supreme Court last week rejected DoT's petition for security deposit of around Rs 1,700 crore from the companies and directed it to approve the merger.

May 14, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
Data tariffs fall 93% in last three years: Telecom department

Data tariffs fall 93% in last three years: Telecom department

The mobile data consumption in India is now the highest in the world at 1.3 million GB per month — more than combined data usage in the US and China.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:49 PM IST
No new bank guarantee from Axis Bank to be accepted, says Telecom department

No new bank guarantee from Axis Bank to be accepted, says Telecom department

Telecom firms have to routinely furnish bank guarantees to meet their contractual commitments.

Mar 19, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
Will you have a 13-digit mobile number from July? Here's the truth

Will you have a 13-digit mobile number from July? Here's the truth

Migration of existing 10-digit M2M numbers to 13 digits will start latest by October 1.

Feb 22, 2018, 07:11 AM IST
Telecom operators commit over Rs 74,000 crore to curb call drops

Telecom operators commit over Rs 74,000 crore to curb call drops

To upgrade and expand their infrastructure to address the issue of call drops.

Jan 30, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Mobile number not linked with Aadhaar? Don't worry, govt will not disconnect it

Mobile number not linked with Aadhaar? Don't worry, govt will not disconnect it

DoT is waiting for the Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar issue.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
Reliance Communications completes merger with MTS

Reliance Communications completes merger with MTS

The Russian conglomerate Sistema controlled SSTL will get 10 percent stake in RCom as part of the deal.

Oct 31, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
DoT approves RCom-Sistema Shyam merger

DoT approves RCom-Sistema Shyam merger

The closure of the transaction is expected by the first week of November 2017.

Oct 24, 2017, 08:10 AM IST
Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

Among the solutions prescribed by experts are setting up of a Telecom Finance Corporation and giving the industry priority sector lending (PSL) status.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

DoT approaches TRAI on review of spectrum caps for telcos

IMG noted that the matter "merits examination and inputs from regulator" and accordingly, the telecom department has decided to consult TRAI on the issue of spectrum limit.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
Idea-Vodafone merger likely to be completed by March

Idea-Vodafone merger likely to be completed by March

The meeting of equity shareholders, secured creditors and unsecured creditors will be held in Gandhinagar. It is being convened following directions of the NCLT bench at Ahmedabad.

Oct 02, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Panel to examine DoT's bid to raise NFS budget by Rs 11k crore

Panel to examine DoT's bid to raise NFS budget by Rs 11k crore

He said that the Defence wants mobile antenna height to be around 140 metres while highest tower used for commercial mobile communication may be at most 100 metres.

Oct 02, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Telcos want Trai to defer new call drop rule by six months

Telcos want Trai to defer new call drop rule by six months

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on August 18 issued stricter version of quality of service rules which will be come into effect from October 1. 

Sep 25, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
Tampering mobile IMEI number to attract up to 3 yr jail, fine

Tampering mobile IMEI number to attract up to 3 yr jail, fine

The DoT had started consultation in June to frame strict laws around tampering of IMEI numbers which makes it difficult for police or any other security agency in tracking mobile phones.

Sep 24, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
Trai's discussion paper on spectrum auction likely this week

Trai's discussion paper on spectrum auction likely this week

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is likely to release a discussion paper on spectrum auction this week, chairman R S Sharma said on Monday.

Aug 21, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
DoT insists on GPS in feature phones, may raise prices by 50%

DoT insists on GPS in feature phones, may raise prices by 50%

The government has made it mandatory to install Global Positioning System (GPS) in all mobile phones, including feature phones that will be sold in India, from January 1, 2018 so as to locate subscribers in emergency situations.

Jul 09, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

DoT working on stricter rules for tracking lost cell phones

The Department of Telecom is working on rules to make tampering of IMEI number -- a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices -- a punishable offence with up to three years of imprisonment.

Jun 26, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT Survey

60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT Survey

Nearly 60 percent people are still facing frequent call drops, with most of them experiencing problem indoors, found a survey by the Department of Telecom (DoT).

Apr 26, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
2G spectrum: Court reserves verdict in case involving A Raja, Kanimozhi for July 15

2G spectrum: Court reserves verdict in case involving A Raja, Kanimozhi for July 15

A Special court on Wednesday reserved verdict in 2G spectrum allocation case involving former Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others, for July 15.

Apr 26, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Airtel's 'fastest network' claim misleading: Jio to ASCI

Airtel's 'fastest network' claim misleading: Jio to ASCI

Telecom operator Reliance Jio has approached advertisement sector watchdog ASCI against Bharti Airtel saying the latter's claim of being "officially the fastest network" is "misleading" and done in "mala fide manner in collusion with" broadband speed tester Ookla.

Mar 20, 2017, 20:45 PM IST

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