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India should not embrace protectionist policies: US telecom

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 13:28

Furthermore, TIA said it encourages India to continue to adopt global standards rather than mandatory national standards, which will inhibit India?s long-term growth.

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.

Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.45 cr in October

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 19:20

The total number of wireless subscribers increased from 87 crore in September to 87.54 crore in October, registering a monthly growth of 0.56 percent.

PAC seeks details from Telecom Min on allegations against TRAI

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 19:51

"PAC has requested this ministry to furnish a detailed factual note to them urgently ... On the points raised in the representation (by NGO Telecom Watchdog) for placing before Chairman, PAC," an official source said.

Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.61 cr in Aug

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:04

The total number of wireless subscribers increased from 87.48 crore in July to 87.67 crore in August, a monthly growth of 0.21 percent.

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.

Final guidelines on telecom M&A likely by Sept-end

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 21:49

"I had a talk with the Secretary (Telecom) this morning and said it (M&A policy) should be out by September 15... He says he needs another 15 days," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters after his meeting with industry players today.

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.

GSM players add 14.9 lakh users in July: COAI

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 20:57

The GSM subscriber base stood at 67.11 crore at the end of June this year.

Sharma for FDI cap hike in telecom, defence

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 18:30

Sharma said his ministry would move the Cabinet for further liberalisation in other sectors as well which hold potential for FDI inflows.

Telecom sector not to lay 'golden egg' for a while, thanks to SC: Sibal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 22:34

"Between 2010 and 2013 with all the experiments, with all the court verdicts, with the Rs 1,76,000 crore, we got into our kitty just Rs 1,000 crore," he said.

Telecom sector not to lay 'golden egg' for a while, thanks to SC: Sibal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 22:34

"Between 2010 and 2013 with all the experiments, with all the court verdicts, with the Rs 1,76,000 crore, we got into our kitty just Rs 1,000 crore," he said.