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Sibal's meeting with industry deferred till Sep 11

"Yes, it has been deferred to September 11. We have informed about this to industry players," a Department of Telecom official said.

'Take action against telcos failing to provide location'

They said during the meeting, the agencies expressed displeasure over "no progress made" on providing location of users on a real time basis.

New unified licence regime bars cross-holding between telcos

The new unified licence guidelines issued by the telecom department bars cross-holding between mobile service providers and this will impact Vodafone India's 5 percent holding in Bharti Airtel.

Govt unveils new telecom licence norms

Government Friday unveiled long awaited Unified Licence norms that provide for delinking of spectrum from operational permits and allows companies to offer services using any technology.

New telecom unified licences by tomorrow, M&A by Sept

The long awaited telecom 'Unified Licences', which aims to free players from limitations on use of technology for services and allow them to take benefits under the new sectoral policy, will be in place by Saturday.

NTP 2012 to be a boon for consumers: Experts

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.

New Telecom Policy: Free roaming, portability

To boost transparency and revive growth in the scandal-hit sector, the government on Thursday approved a new telecom policy that aims to ultimately abolish roaming charges, besides relaxing Internet telephony rules.

New telecom policy to be in place by May: Telecom Minister

The government Tuesday said the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 will be in place by May.

New telecom policy likely to be cleared by April end

The Department of Telecom has chalked out a timetable for implementation of new telecom policy -- NTP2011 -- according to which it would be cleared by the end of April this year.

Telcos allowed to share spectrum; 3G services left out

After a long wait, telecom operators will finally be able to share spectrum in the same circle, a move that will help them overcome the shortage of airwaves but the facility will not be available for 3G.

Govt to unveil new telecom policy in January

India expects to unveil a new telecom policy in January, telecoms secretary R Chandrasekhar told reporters on Friday.

Sibal to unveil draft National Telecom Policy 2011

Amid rising concerns and lawsuits over allocation of telecom spectrum, a precious national resource, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal will Monday unveil a draft of the new telecom policy that will focus on transparency and quick decision-making.

DoT may allow active infrastructure sharing in new policy

The government is likely to allow active infrastructure sharing in the telecom sector in the new telecom policy, resulting in lower cost for setting up network and less time for rolling out services.