Parl Committee to discuss Net Neutrality issue tomorrow

A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutrality on Thursday at a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are expected to present their views.

Airtel Zero, internet.Org defeat Net Neutrality concept: MTNL
Airtel Zero, internet.Org defeat Net Neutrality concept: MTNL

State-run MTNL has said Bharti Airtel's 'zero rating plan' and RCom's 'internet.Org' scheme defeat the basic concept of Net Neutrality and such pacts should not be allowed as they affect economic interests of small telecom operators.

Zee Media: Rahul Sinha's special report from Shanghai

Watch Zee Media Rahul Sinha's special report from Shanghai, China.

Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Committing himself to keep the Internet equally accessible to all users, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said blocking and deliberate slowing down or speeding up of lawful content on the web should not be allowed.

Roaming to be cheaper as Vodafone, Airtel, Idea cut tariffs

Mobile users will pay less for roaming from Friday as leading operators, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and RCom, slashed their roaming rates by up to 75 percent weeks after regulator TRAI cut ceiling tariffs.

Nepal earthquake: BSNL, others pitch in with local, free calls

 As a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, telecom major Airtel on Saturday announced free calls to Nepal on its network over the next 48 hours, while state-run BSNL and MTNL decided to charge local rates for calls made to the Himalayan nation for the next three days.

BJP MPs complain of frequent 'call drop' in popular mobile networks

Complaints of frequent 'call dropping', excess billing and non-transparency by some private telecom operators was on Monday made by a group of BJP MPs to Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who promised to look into the issue.

Bharti Airtel clarifies its stand on Net Neutrality

Aiming to make the company's stand clear to customers on Airtel Zero, Bharti Airtel Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) Gopal Vittal on Saturday sent out an email to all its subscribers reiterating that it is completely committed to Net Neutrality.

Is Airtel’s new ‘Airtel Zero’ plan flagrantly violating Net Neutrality?
Is Airtel’s new ‘Airtel Zero’ plan flagrantly violating Net Neutrality?

Airtel announced a new marketing platform that will enable its customers to access certain mobile applications at zero data charges.

Zuckerberg lauds telcos for connecting more people to Net
Zuckerberg lauds telcos for connecting more people to Net

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday offered to partner with telecom operators to expand internet access, while lauding the efforts of Indian giant Airtel and other telcos on this front.

J&K floods: Telecom services normalising slowly in Kashmir Valley

Telecom services in the flood-hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised slowly with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network.

Telecom players offer free calling to users in Kashmir

Even as telecom services are being restored in Kashmir Valley, mobile operators are offering free calling facility in the region.

WhatsApp crosses 50 million active users in India

WhatsApp, the mobile messaging application, has achieved a milestone with a record of 50 million active users in India.

Wikipedia initiates `article-on-SMS` service

Wikipedia has reportedly initiated ` article-on-SMS` service, in which articles will be sent via text messages, and the service is aimed primarily at African users.

Airtel not to renew sponsorship contract with BCCI

Telecom major Airtel has decided against renewing the title sponsorship contract with the BCCI for India`s international matches at home leading to BCCI calling a marketing committee meeting here on Thursday.

Suicide bombers attack Airtel office in Nigeria

Suicide car bombers attacked the offices of a Nigerian subsidiary of Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel in the volatile city of Kano besides that of South African firm MTN, killing at least four.

Mahajan allotted additional spectrum without coordination: CBI

Additional spectrum beyond 6.2 Mhz was allotted during late Telecom Minister Pramod Mahajan`s tenure to Airtel, Vodafone and Idea without coordination with Defence agencies, CBI claimed.