Department of Telecom

Department of Telecom prepares Rs 74,000 cr revival plan for BSNL, MTNL

Department of Telecom (DoT) move comes following the appointment of a high-level committee to look into the revival of MTNL and BSNL, said, an official source.

Oct 22, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan likely to get 3-month extension

The Department of Telecom had recommended her extension from August 1 to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and she is likely to get a three-month extension, said the sources. She had joined DoT as secretary in June 2017.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:29 PM IST

DoT alone will not take call on Huawei: Telecom Secy

China on Thursday urged India to make an "independent judgement" about Huawei's operations in the country without being guided by the US ban on the Chinese telecom giant's products and provide an "unbiased and non-discriminatory" environment for the Chinese businesses.

Jun 21, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

Here is how to register complaint with DoT against offensive WhatsApp messages

The victim just needs to furnish a screenshot of the message along with the mobile number and e-mail it to ccaddn-dot@nic.In.

Feb 25, 2019, 11:05 AM IST

RCom unit furnishes Rs 1,400 cr corporate guarantee to Telecom Department

RCom said that the proceeds from the spectrum deal will be used to clear the dues of Ericsson and RITL (Reliance Infratel) minority investors, and added that Reliance Communications' asset monetisation blueprint is moving as per plan.

Dec 04, 2018, 12:59 PM IST

Government tells ISPs to block 827 porn websites

The government has directed Internet service providers to block 827 websites that host pornographic content following an order by the Uttarakhand High Court, according to official sources.

Oct 24, 2018, 22:20 PM IST

Can FB, Whatsapp, Instagram be blocked in specific situations? DoT seeks industry views

The Section 69A of IT Act talks about power to issue directions for blocking for public access to any information through any computer resource.

Aug 07, 2018, 11:34 AM IST

Govt gives final nod to Vodafone-Idea merger; to be India's largest operator

The move comes just days after Idea Cellular and Vodafone India made a joint payment of Rs 7,268.78 crore 'under protest' to the Department of Telecom (DoT) for merging their mobile businesses.

Jul 26, 2018, 16:25 PM IST

Idea, Vodafone pay Rs 7,249 crore under protest to DoT for merger

The Department of Telecom gave conditional nod for merger of these companies on July 9 and asked companies to meet the demand raised for taking merger on record.

Jul 24, 2018, 13:34 PM IST

DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

The Supreme Court last week rejected DoT's petition for security deposit of around Rs 1,700 crore from the companies and directed it to approve the merger.

May 14, 2018, 16:08 PM IST

Telecom operators commit over Rs 74,000 crore to curb call drops

To upgrade and expand their infrastructure to address the issue of call drops.

Jan 30, 2018, 18:18 PM IST

DoT to meet telcos, regulator on call drops on January 10

The meeting with telecom industry CEOs will be chaired by the DoT Secretary.

Jan 08, 2018, 16:09 PM IST

Govt may allow 100% FDI in telecom via automatic route

The proposal is likely to be considered by the Telecom Commission, the apex decision making body of the Department of Telecom, at its meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

Dec 20, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Reliance Communications completes merger with MTS

The Russian conglomerate Sistema controlled SSTL will get 10 percent stake in RCom as part of the deal.

Oct 31, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

DoT approves RCom-Sistema Shyam merger

The closure of the transaction is expected by the first week of November 2017.

Oct 24, 2017, 08:10 AM IST

Aiming to reduce call drop rate by another 8% by December: Manoj Sinha

Sinha also said that telecom operators are facing resistance from people in installing mobile towers specially in Delhi and Mumbai.

Sep 01, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

Trai starts consultation for next round of spectrum auction

In addition, DoT has included two more bands -- 3300-3400 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz -- it plans to allocate for mobile services through the auction.

Aug 28, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

IMG may favour more time to telcos for spectrum payment

The IMG which comprises senior officials from the ministries of finance and communications last met on August 11 and deliberated on various proposals that can be taken to address the financial woes of the industry.

Aug 22, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Not possible to monitor all mobile phones, WhatsApp: Manoj Sinha

He said the government has decided to set up the Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) to automate the process of lawful interception and monitoring of telecommunications.

Aug 11, 2017, 18:32 PM IST

Mobile manufacturing industry to reach Rs 1.35 lakh crore by FY20

As per the report, the level of local components used in mobile phones will jump from about 6.1 percent in 2016 to 25.8 percent, or Rs 31,000 crore in value, in 2019-20.

Aug 02, 2017, 23:28 PM IST