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Telecom Department

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

DCC clears spectrum allocation norms for 5G trials; decision on Huawei expected soon

A decision on the contentious issue of the use of Huawei equipment in telecom infrastructure, particularly for futuristic 5G networks, is expected to be taken soon, said a senior government official who did not wish to be named.

Jun 14, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

Telecom panel asks Trai to reconsider recommendations on spectrum auction

The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), which met here Thursday, also approved the terms and conditions for 5G trials in the country, sources said.

Jun 14, 2019, 10:01 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 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

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

DoT outlines SIM re-verification process for NRIs, foreigners

The DoT has also informed operators about the procedure for IVRS-based OTP authentication.

Dec 02, 2017, 14:13 PM IST

Non-Aadhaar mobile SIM verification only for NRIs, foreign tourists

Those who have Aadhaar or are entitled to get Aadhaar will have to verify their SIMs with their Aadhaar.

Oct 27, 2017, 09:14 AM IST

Telecom M&As mean better spectrum utilisation, services: Government

On the planned merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, the minister said that the scheme of merger and approval by NCLT has not yet been submitted.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

DoT to meet telcos, associations tomorrow on new policy

The meeting is expected to be chaired by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, and service providers as well as prominent industry bodies have been invited to place their ideas and inputs on the upcoming policy, said multiple sources.

Jul 20, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Reliance Jio understated revenues, forex gains not included: Draft audit

Reliance Jio allegedly understated its revenues by over Rs 63 crore for three financial years as it did not include forex gains, resulting in "short payment" of licence fee, a draft audit report has said.

Mar 08, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Trai promises swift action to fix inter-connection issue

Amid charges and counter-charges between existing mobile players and Reliance Jio over inter-connection, regulator Trai today said it will quickly respond to communication, if any, from the Telecom Department or the industry on the matter.

Aug 17, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

India's largest spectrum auction to start from September 29

In the latest, Telecom Department has announced that bidding rounds for the biggest-ever spectrum auction will begin from September 29. The sale will include mobile airwaves worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore at the base price value.

Aug 08, 2016, 18:40 PM IST

Congress has scored self-goal on telecom issue: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Congress has scored a "self-goal" by calling under-reporting of Rs 46,000 crore revenue by six telecom firms an NDA scam as the "impropriety" had taken place during the UPA regime.

Jul 08, 2016, 19:49 PM IST

Communications and IT Ministry splits, Manoj Sinha new telecom minister

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is the new Minister for Law and Justice, will continue to look after Department of IT and Electronics. So far, Prasad was handling both Communications and IT portfolios.

Jul 07, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

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Mar 28, 2016, 17:09 PM IST

Call drop: Government asks TRAI to examine telecos' tariff plans

The government also said they cannot escape the responsibility of meeting standards as it is their basic service obligation.

Aug 19, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Need to check illegal use of Spectrum: COAI chairman

He also said that to fix call drops national fiber RoW guidelines are also needed.

Aug 17, 2015, 13:51 PM IST