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Have open mind on punitive powers for watchdog on call drops: Communications Minister

Have open mind on punitive powers for watchdog on call drops: Communications Minister

New Delhi: Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said he has an open mind on empowering the telecom watchdog to impose penalties on operators for call drops and poor service quality, but will await a formal request.

India’s GDP could increase by an extra $1 trillion by 2020 if Indians get online

The Facebook report said that global GDP could grow by an additional $6.7 trillion by 2020, if the internet reaches every human being.

Nokia in talks with Indian telcos over 5G networks

Nokia in talks with Indian telcos over 5G networks

 Nokia Networks is in talks with Indian telecom operators to start trials of next generation 5G networks even as the country is yet to see full-scale roll out of 4G technology based mobile voice and data services.

Indian telcos plan lower investments than Asian peers: Fitch

Fitch said it believes this (lower investment) is due to the weaker balance sheets of the Indian operators and raises the likelihood of capex needing to rise significantly over the medium term.

Aircel pruning operations in at least 5 circles

A similar kind of drive is expected in Gujarat and Haryana next followed by Rajasthan and Punjab

JPC tracking shareholding details of all telecom operators

It is learnt that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has furnished details of 24 licence holding companies but the JPC has demanded it in a different format.

Data to comprise 30 pc share of telcos rev by 2016: Qualcomm

With the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets, data services would contribute about 30 percent of the revenues of telecom operators in India by 2016, mobile chipset maker Qualcomm said Tuesday.