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Telcos need to invest Rs 2.5 lakh cr to meet policy goals

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 21:52

The telecom sector needs about Rs 2.30 lakh crore investment for meeting the target of 100 percent connectivity in rural areas and 60 crore broadband connections as envisaged in the National Telecom Policy, E&Y has said.

Telecom Commission meet likely on Feb 18 on new licences

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 20:10

Inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission (TC) is likely to meet on February 18 to discuss guidelines of new licences that will be issued to companies under the National Telecom Policy 2012.

Need to sort issues before implementing free-roaming: Airtel

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 14:20

Even as the government is hopeful of implementing free roaming in the country from next year, Bharti Airtel today said issues like varied spectrum pricing and tariff in different circles need to be studied before introducing such facilities.

No roaming charges from next year: Kapil Sibal

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 12:53

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that mobile phone subscribers will not have to pay roaming charges from next year.

'One nation-free roaming': DoT asked to submit roadmap

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 18:50

The Finance Ministry had last month also asked for the details but DoT has still not replied.

India offers technology support to Turkmenistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 00:22

Kapil Sibal also invited the Turkmenistan Minister and his delegation to participate in India Telecom 2012 in Delhi, from December 13-15.

Cabinet may decide on IT, electronics policies next week: Sibal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 15:13

The Cabinet is expected to take a decision next week on the proposed national policies on IT and Electronics, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday.

Govt plans to offer 8-11 blocks of spectrum in 1800 Mhz band

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 17:31

The government plans to offer 8-11 blocks of spectrum in the 1800 Mhz band in the upcoming auction of airwaves, which will allow at least two new operators to offer telecom services in the country.

Home Ministry raises objections on Telecom policy provisions

Last Updated: Monday, June 04, 2012, 17:26

The policy will not be applicable in restricted areas like Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast as Home Ministry has imposed restrictions on providing roaming facilities on pre-paid mobile subscribers.

Networked devices may grow two-fold to 2 bln by 2016: Cisco

Last Updated: Sunday, June 03, 2012, 13:27

With increasing popularity of high-speed internet services and proliferation of tablets and smart phones, the number of networked devices would double to around 2 billion in the country by 2016, networking company Cisco has said.

Analysts hail new telecom policy, call it forward-looking

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 20:45

PwC India executive director Sandeep Chaufla said the policy, announced yesterday, is "forward-looking".

NTP 2012 to be a boon for consumers: Experts

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 21:14

The New Telecom Policy, which was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday, will be a boon for consumers as they would be able to retain the number even when they migrate from one telecom circle to other, says consulting firm Deloitte.