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Dept of Telecom for amending Telegraph rules for mobile phones

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11:21

The Department of Telecom has suggested amendment in the Indian Telegraph Rules which will allow it to get enforcement powers to test mobile phones for radiation.

Govt to conduct multiple round e-auction of spectrum

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 00:52

The government will conduct simultaneous multiple round e-auction for sale of telecom spectrum before August 31, according to guidelines finalised by the Department of Telecom.

TDSAT gives notice to DoT on Aircel's plea for more spectrum

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 23:05

The telecom tribunal TDSAT Tuesday issued notice to DoT over a petition filed by Aircel seeking allocation of additional GSM spectrum before the proposed auction.

Telecom Ministry will continue to finalise new licence norms

Last Updated: Sunday, June 03, 2012, 14:57

Telecom Ministry will continue to be vested with powers to finalise guidelines for new telecom licenses despite the Planning Commission demanding that such authority be exercised only by the Cabinet or a ministerial panel.

FinMin opposes sops to BSNL for servicing naxal-affected areas

Last Updated: Sunday, June 03, 2012, 14:02

The Finance Ministry has opposed subsidy of over Rs 5,800 crore to BSNL for providing telecom services in naxal-affected areas, saying that the operator was not selected through a tender process and the demand was several times the current incentives.

Unified licences to new operators in 2-3 months

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 22:25

The government will issue Unified Licences to new telecom operators in two to three months time, Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said Thursday.

Cabinet skips discussion on National Telecom Policy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 15:48

In an anti-climax, the Cabinet Thursday did not take up approval of the much-anticipated National Telecom Policy that provides for abolition of roaming charges and allows users to retain the same number across the country.

Govt to set up labs to certify imported telecom equipment

Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 18:38

To address security concerns, the government has decided to set up testing labs in the country to certify all imported telecom equipment.