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Trai allows 1-year validity for mobile Internet data packs

Telecom regulator Trai on Friday permitted increase of validity for mobile data packs to 365 days, from the current up to 90 days, to boost usage by marginal consumers and also attract first-time Internet users.

 Govt will do every bit to recover dues from telcos: Telecom Minister

Govt will do every bit to recover dues from telcos: Telecom Minister

Hitting back at the Congress, the government on Friday said the alleged 'telecom scam' was the UPA regime's "sin" that the present dispensation has to clean and it will do "every bit to recover every single penny".

Except RCom, Vodafone all Delhi telcos fall below call drop rate threshold

Except RCom, Vodafone all Delhi telcos fall below call drop rate threshold

Most telecom service providers failed to meet the call drop rate threshold of less than two percent in the national capital region (NCR) during a recent test drive, TRAI data revealed.

SC rejects telecom companies' pleas for licence extension

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions filed by various telecom companies, including Vodafone and Bharti Airtel, seeking extension of their spectrum licences.

Govt asks telcos to implement full MNP by May

Government has asked telecom firms to implement full mobile number portability by May 3, a move that will enable subscribers to retain their numbers when they shift to other states or licensed service areas.

Govt releases telecom M&A norms, ups market share limit to 50%

In a bid to spur M&As in the crowded telecom sector, the government on Thursday eased rules by allowing mergers between firms with up to 50 per cent combined market share.

Telecom Commission to meet on Jan 25, EGoM on Jan 27

Eight telecom service providers, including 7 GSM operators have applied to participate in spectrum auction scheduled to start from February 3.

RBI asks banks to charge for SMS alerts on actual usage basis

The RBI on Tuesday asked banks to charge customers for transaction SMS alerts on the basis of usage, instead of imposing a fixed fee, to ensure equity and be reasonable.

TSPs urge DoT to consider Huawei plea for inclusion in list

Two associations representing the Telecom Service Providers have urged the Department of Telecommunications(DoT) to consider the plea of the Indian unit of Chinese Telecom company Huawei for including it in the DoT's list of domestic manufacturers.

Home Ministry nod to guidelines making telecom companies accountable

The Union Home Ministry has given its nod to the fresh guidelines making telecom service providers accountable for any inaccurate information by subscribers while giving pre-paid and post-paid connections.

TDSAT to DoT: Don't take coercive action against telcos on AGR

Telecom tribunal TDSAT on Thursday asked the government not to force operators to pay licence fees in accordance with the recent Supreme Court order till January 31, 2012, the next date of hearing in the dispute between telecos and the DoT over components of AGR.

TDSAT begins proceedings to determine AGR

The telecom tribunal TDSAT on Friday started the proceedings on the dispute between telecom operators and DoT over the issue of what constitutes components of adjusted gross revenue for calculating licence fee and issued notice to the government in this regard.

Telcos can fix call tariff depending on market conditions

Telecom service providers can fix call tariffs depending upon the market conditions and commercial requirements but within the regulatory framework of the telecom department, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said Friday.

Legal opinion sought on cancelling 83 new telecom licences

The government is seeking legal opinion to cancel as many as 83 telecom licences for the failure of service providers to roll out their networks as per their agreements between 2006 and 2008, officials have said.