Call drop: Government asks TRAI to examine telecos' tariff plans

The government also said they cannot escape the responsibility of meeting standards as it is their basic service obligation.

Need to check illegal use of Spectrum: COAI chairman

He also said that to fix call drops national fiber RoW guidelines are also needed.

Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites
Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites

The government has asked telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to block more than 800 porn websites, according to sources.

DoT to take up special audit of telcos on call drops: Prasad

The Department of Telecom will undertake special audit to assess the coverage and quality of service of all mobile operators in the metro cities to assess the gravity of problem to call drops.

Regulate Internet calls, disallow app: DoT

A government panel on Net neutrality has proposed to regulate domestic calls made using Internet-based calling applications such as Skype, Whatsapp and Viber at par with phone call services offered by telecom operators.

Net neutrality report to be out soon, waiting for TRAI: Prasad

Apart from the six-member committee appointed in January this year by DoT, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had also invited stakeholders comments on issues such as net neutrality and regulation of OTT services like WhatsApp and Skype.

From August, cellphone users to get mobile balance on call drop

Good news for those cellphone users who often face poor network and high call drop rates.

CAG seeks 4G roll-out status from DoT

The successful bidders were given five years time to roll-out the 4G services by July 2015.

2G: Court to pronounce order on Shahid Balwa's plea on Friday

Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who had fixed the matter for order on Thursday, slated it for tomorrow saying the order was not yet prepared.

Prasad asks DoT officials to take decisions without fear

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday asked officials to take decisions without fear, saying the government would back honest decision-making.

Voice tariffs need to go up: Vodafone India

Turning profitable for the first time after entering the country, Vodafone India said mobile tariffs need to go up as input costs are rising, but smaller operators offering cheaper rates are not making it easy.

Mobile number portability requests up by 2.6 mn: TRAI

The mobile number portability (MNP) requests have gone up by 2.60 million in March 2014, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed Monday.

2G: Court says Shahid Balwa deserves to be taken in custody

Delhi court said Balwa "deserved" to be taken into custody for his misconduct which caused "embarrassment" (to the judge) during the trial.

2G case: A Raja, Kanimozhi, others summoned in laundering case

Besides Raja, Kanimozhi and Dayalu Ammal, ED also named promoters of Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL) Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka as accused in the case.

2G case: Court fixes April 4 to record statements of accused

A special CBI court on Monday fixed April 4 for recording the statements of accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and some top corporates executives, in the 2G spectrum case.

2G case: Recording of accused`s statement fixed for March 3

A special court hearing the second generation (2G) spectrum case Monday fixed March 3 for recording of statement of the accused, including of former union communications minister A. Raja.

In UPA raj, 100 days of work = mobile phone

The UPA govt is reportedly coming up with a unique plan of distributing a mobile phone to the female member of every household who has worked for 100 days in 2012 under the Rural Employment Guarantee scheme run by the centre.

National guidelines for telecom towers in two months: Official

In a bid to standardise the installation and execution of telecom towers across the country, a set of guidelines will be brought into effect in the next two months, a telecom department official said Thursday.

Telecom Minister approves Rs 350 cr penalty on Bharti Airtel

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved the recommendation of a Department of Telecom committee to impose Rs 50 crore penalty each on seven licences of Bharti Airtel that entered into 3G roaming agreements with other operators to offer services beyond permitted zones.

Vahanvati says 2G press note cleared by him was altered

Attorney General G E Vahanvati on Tuesday told a parliamentary panel probing the 2G case that a press note which he had cleared for inviting application for spectrum allocation in 2008 was altered before its release, sources said here.