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BSNL says 'not received' DoT direction to put capex plan on hold

A source on the condition of anonymity had said that BSNL's finance department received the direction from finance wing of the Department of Telecom (DoT) to put on hold all capital expenditure programme.

Jun 27, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

DoT asks BSNL to put all capex on hold, stop tenders

The finance department of BSNL issued order in this regard on June 2, directing all its circle head to take prior approval of corporate officer located in Delhi before floating any new tenders for capital expenditure, according to official sources.

Jun 26, 2019, 10:46 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

TDSAT exempts RCom spectrum from levies, asks DoT to return Rs 2K crore

The Union cabinet in 2012 had decided that operators should pay for holding spectrum above 6.2 MHz retrospectively, from July 2008 to January 1, 2013.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:13 PM IST

RCom urges DoT to comply with SC order; grant approval for spectrum deal

The Anil Ambani-owned company Thursday said it remains committed to discharge any outstanding or disputed amount subject to final adjudication.

Dec 21, 2018, 12:35 PM IST

Permission to make in-flight calls, surf web likely by January

Telecom Ministry is currently awaiting the views of Law Ministry on in-flight connectivity rules and is hopeful of notifying the norms soon thereafter, telecom minister Sinha has said.

Dec 06, 2018, 08:55 AM IST

DoT likely to appoint firms to audit revenues of pvt telcos by month-end

The audit will be carried-out to check for any under-reporting of revenue by telecom companies, and is expected to be wrapped-up by middle of next year.

Dec 05, 2018, 13:34 PM IST

Govt orders telcos to stop using Aadhaar for verifying existing mobile customers

The government has ordered telecom companies to stop using Aadhaar as a mean of authentication for verifying existing mobile customers.

Oct 26, 2018, 21:13 PM IST

SIM cards issued through Aadhaar will not be disconnected, re-verification of mobile subscribers' KYC details to be optional: Government

The DoT and UIDAI issùed a joint statement in which they assured mobile subscribers that there was no reason for panic.

Oct 18, 2018, 12:24 PM IST

Are you worried about level of mobile tower radiation inside your home? Get it checked by DoT

Increase in demand of mobile phones across the country has led to a quantum increase in the number of mobile towers.

Jul 25, 2018, 14:52 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

Data tariffs fall 93% in last three years: Telecom department

The mobile data consumption in India is now the highest in the world at 1.3 million GB per month — more than combined data usage in the US and China.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:49 PM IST

No new bank guarantee from Axis Bank to be accepted, says Telecom department

Telecom firms have to routinely furnish bank guarantees to meet their contractual commitments.

Mar 19, 2018, 18:24 PM IST

Will you have a 13-digit mobile number from July? Here's the truth

Migration of existing 10-digit M2M numbers to 13 digits will start latest by October 1.

Feb 22, 2018, 07:11 AM 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

Mobile number not linked with Aadhaar? Don't worry, govt will not disconnect it

DoT is waiting for the Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar issue.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:38 AM 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

Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

Among the solutions prescribed by experts are setting up of a Telecom Finance Corporation and giving the industry priority sector lending (PSL) status.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

DoT approaches TRAI on review of spectrum caps for telcos

IMG noted that the matter "merits examination and inputs from regulator" and accordingly, the telecom department has decided to consult TRAI on the issue of spectrum limit.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:23 PM IST