Telecom Department

Non-Aadhaar mobile SIM verification only for NRIs, foreign tourists

Non-Aadhaar mobile SIM verification only for NRIs, foreign tourists

Those who have Aadhaar or are entitled to get Aadhaar will have to verify their SIMs with their Aadhaar.

Oct 27, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Telecom M&As mean better spectrum utilisation, services: Government

Telecom M&As mean better spectrum utilisation, services: Government

On the planned merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, the minister said that the scheme of merger and approval by NCLT has not yet been submitted.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

DoT to meet telcos, associations tomorrow on new policy

The meeting is expected to be chaired by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, and service providers as well as prominent industry bodies have been invited to place their ideas and inputs on the upcoming policy, said multiple sources.

Jul 20, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
Reliance Jio understated revenues, forex gains not included: Draft audit

Reliance Jio understated revenues, forex gains not included: Draft audit

Reliance Jio allegedly understated its revenues by over Rs 63 crore for three financial years as it did not include forex gains, resulting in "short payment" of licence fee, a draft audit report has said.

Mar 08, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Trai promises swift action to fix inter-connection issue

Amid charges and counter-charges between existing mobile players and Reliance Jio over inter-connection, regulator Trai today said it will quickly respond to communication, if any, from the Telecom Department or the industry on the matter.

Aug 17, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
 India's largest spectrum auction to start from September 29

India's largest spectrum auction to start from September 29

In the latest, Telecom Department has announced that bidding rounds for the biggest-ever spectrum auction will begin from September 29. The sale will include mobile airwaves worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore at the base price value.

Aug 08, 2016, 18:40 PM IST
Congress has scored self-goal on telecom issue: Arun Jaitley

Congress has scored self-goal on telecom issue: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Congress has scored a "self-goal" by calling under-reporting of Rs 46,000 crore revenue by six telecom firms an NDA scam as the "impropriety" had taken place during the UPA regime.

Jul 08, 2016, 19:49 PM IST
Communications and IT Ministry splits, Manoj Sinha new telecom minister

Communications and IT Ministry splits, Manoj Sinha new telecom minister

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is the new Minister for Law and Justice, will continue to look after Department of IT and Electronics. So far, Prasad was handling both Communications and IT portfolios.

Jul 07, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

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Mar 28, 2016, 17:09 PM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Need to check illegal use of Spectrum: COAI chairman

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

Aug 17, 2015, 13:51 PM IST
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.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Regulate Internet calls, disallow Internet.org-like 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.

Jul 16, 2015, 13:03 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2015, 16:55 PM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

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.

Dec 12, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

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.

May 29, 2014, 21:27 PM IST

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.

May 29, 2014, 20:16 PM IST

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.

May 20, 2014, 21:03 PM IST