Telcos propose licence regime for apps like WhatsApp, Skype

To have a level-playing field, telecom operators have proposed a licensing regime for over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype, a view which is opposed by internet firms and associations.

Govt body NIXI against selective bundling of apps by telcos

Neutral Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), a body under the IT Ministry, Friday said it strongly supports Net Neutrality and any move by telecom operators to selectively bundle the services will go against the basic concept of internet.

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.

Android phone repair cost telcos billions: Study

Fitting older versions of Google`s Inc popular Android software to cheaper cellphones could send the repair costs of global telecoms operators up as much as $2 billion, a study by wireless services firm WDS showed.

RBI opens ECB gates for telcos; tightens policy

The Reserve Bank on Wednesday changed the guidelines for external commercial borrowings (ECBs) for telecom companies by allowing them to use the fund raised abroad to participate in 3G spectrum auction but tightened the norms.

Telcos need to learn rural mobile market: Study

A study by Accenture has said the service providers lack insight into rural consumers` preferences.