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DoT working on policy to treat broadband as basic need

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:18

At present there are different departments that govern various technologies.

Sibal's meeting with industry deferred till Sep 11

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 12:53

"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'

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 18:39

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

Last Updated: Saturday, August 03, 2013, 19:52

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 21:21

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 12:32

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.

Government moots setting up board for telecom network security

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 22:16

In a bid to safeguard telecom infrastructure, the government proposes to set up a board that will formulate policy related to network security issues.

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.