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Telecom panel to discuss towers in Naxal areas in March-end

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:42

"The DoT committee studying the subject is expected to submit its report next week. The Telecom Commission should probably meet in last week of this month," a Department of Telecom (DoT) official said.

Uninor CEO Yogesh Malik quits

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 14:21

Uninor, Norwegian telecom giant Telenor's India unit, today said its chief executive officer Yogesh Malik has quit the company due to personal reasons.

CCI decision soon on probe into telecom players' cartelisation

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 15:35

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is looking into whether the mobile operators acted as a cartel during the recent airwave auction that had elicited tepid response, but is yet to order a formal investigation into the matter.

Sibal asks officials to apply mind while imposing penalties

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 20:25

At a meeting with Sibal, operators raised the issue of the Department of Telecom levying the maximum penalty of Rs 50 crore for even minor issues, hurting the industry.

Govt announces 2nd round of FDI reforms; 100% in telecom

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 20:31

The government decided to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) in a dozen sectors, including 100 percent in telecom and higher caps in insurance and defence sectors.

Telecom Commission approves 100% FDI in telecom sector

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 17:31

Inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission on Tuesday gave its nod for raising foreign direct investment limit in the sector from 74 percent to 100 percent subject to Cabinet approval.

Telecom scam fallout: Higher tariff, dented image

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 19:09

The mobile phone industry, which was adding over 10 million new subscribers to the network every month in the past year, has seen the growth fall to less than five million now, experts say.

Spectrum reframing issue will be placed before EGoM: Sibal

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 13:30

The issue of spectrum refarming which may lead to telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular bearing high costs will be placed before the next meeting of Empowered Group of Ministers.

UPA presents upbeat picture of troubled telecom sector

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 23:25

With an aim to provide connectivity to the farthest corner of the country, the government is also connecting around 2.5 lakh gram panchayats through optical fibre by 2014.

Telcos owe govt over Rs 9,600 cr in licence, spectrum charges

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 18:39

Bharti Airtel, India's largest private mobile operator, owes the maximum amount of Rs 3,275.56 for spectrum usage charges and licence fee followed by state-run BSNL (Rs 2,092.95 crore), Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Government plans to take over possession of BlackBerry infrastructure

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 12:00

After initially being reluctant in sharing information, BlackBerry has now been complying with the requirements of the government to ensure that all its services are intercepted in readable format and in real time, as and when required by the security agencies.

EGoM on telecom to meet today

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 21:27

The DoT is of the view that auction would witness aggressive bidding if restrictions on the number slot is removed.