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TRAI to issue a consultation paper on 5G spectrum auction within 15 days

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is expected to commence the consultation processes on the spectrum prices for various telecommunication frequencies. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has requested TRAI to give out their views on the current frequency charges including the premium airwaves...

Mobile tower emissions well below safe limits in India: DoT

Mobile tower emissions
Wireless communication is burgeoning and one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. Telecom towers are basic installation and are the backbone of any cellular service. However, there are fears that electromagnetic radiations from these towers can have a detrimental effect on the...

DoT plans to provide 3G/4G mobile data packs at cheaper rates

The Department of Telecommunications is on the verge of taking a huge step towards Digital India. Shri NK Yadav, Member Services, Dot, and CMD, MTNL said that to spread the use of internet in the rural areas beyond its current 10% mark, the data...

DoT Secretary urged by COAI to dismiss TRAI’s request to Halve Airwave Block Size

The DoT received a letter from COAI requesting the Department of Telecom to overlook the sector regulators request to halve the block size of airwaves auctioned in the 2300 Mhz and 2500 Mhz bands; from 20MHz to 10Mhz. The letter addressed to the Telecom Secretary-...

Bharti Airtel Limited consolidated Q3 2016 revenues at Rs. 24,066 crores

Bharti Airtel Limited
New Delhi, January 28, 2016: Bharti Airtel Limited, today, announced its audited consolidated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015. The consolidated revenues for Q3 2016 at Rs. 24,066 crores grew by 5.9% Y-o-Y (3.7% reported Y-o-Y) on...

Telecom Ministry says Defence likely to release 150 MHz Spectrum for betterment of 3G/4G Data Services

There is a new experience expected to take place in all types of mobile services, including 3G and 4G. However, this will only be practical if the Defence releases 150 Mhz of spectrum in 1700-2000 Mhz bands, a move that the telecom ministry says...

Vodafone India invests 500 crores to reduce call drops and improve services in New Delhi, NCR

Vodafone India
In a bid to enhance its services quality in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Vodafone India has put in over Rs. 500 crores in FY15 till now. Vodafone India’s Managing Director, Sunil Sood confirmed the same and said that the New...

Remember 19p per min calls app, Ringo? Telecos ban it for Domestic service

A P2P international calling app, Ringo launched local calling facility at 19p a minute. According to the company, the pricing was 90% cheaper than the call rates offered by existing telecom companies. Unlike other VoIP (Voice over IP) apps, Ringo app will make use of...

Telecom operrators can start spectrum trading as DoT issues guidelines

The government, on Tuesday issued trading guidelines that will enable telecom operators to acquire radio waves for mobile services from other companies to improve the service quality and other requirements. The latest move by the central government has been hailed as a positive move and...

Facebook stands firm on not withdrawing Internet.org from India

Despite so many controversies propagating, on Thursday, Facebook Inc. confirmed that it is not ready to withdraw internet.org, being called as ‘zero rated internet platform,' at any cost. As per TOI, this social giant defying the criticism from Department of Telecom (DoT) would rather open...

Telecos show concern over sealing mobile towers, blame it for call drop issues

mobile towers
Mumbai High Court is likely to endure hearings on three cases under Justice V. M. Kanade on Monday. Interestingly, all these cases (Kiran Shantaram, former Mumbai Sheriff, vs Municipal Corp. of Greater Mumbai, PIL or Public Interest Litigation by a B-Town celebrity Juhi Chawla...

Hike Messenger introduces Hike Call, free group calling feature for Android users

hike Messenger
Hike smugly launched, on Friday, a new and much awaited feature of group calling that allows for connecting together of as many as 100 people at a time, dropping the beta tag over ‘voice over internet protocol’ too. This is, as per the company,...

DoT puts the blame of call drops on Mobile Operators

call drops
Dropped calls have become a commonplace, and it seems DoT is finally putting its foot down and talking about taking strict actions against call drops. The department is going to write to TRAI to accept its recommendation on penalties for dropped calls. The DoT has...

ISPAI expresses inability to comply with vague and unimplementable government directive on porn

After a huge outcry against the government imposed ban on 857 porn sites in India, the U-turn came soon enough. Within four days, the government bowed to the public sentiment and announced that the ban would apply to only those websites that were abusive...

Porn Lovers takes their rage of Porn Ban in India out on Twitter

Ban of Porn in India
Internet Service Providers (ISP) in India have reportedly implemented an order from the Department of Telecom (DoT) that called for the blocking if all porn sites. Web users are reporting that they can no longer access some of the popular adult video sites as...

Net Neutrality report says TRAI may regulate internet based domestic calls

Net Neutrality
Department of Telecom - The recently published net neutrality report talks about using internet-based voice call services in India. It's the first time when DoT has made public its views on net neutrality. According to the report, users can continue using VoIP services like WhatsApp,...

COAI to get 8 week extension for All-India MNP implementation

New Delhi – The Department of Telecom (DoT) has decided to extend its MNP implementation deadline by two months throughout the country. The deadline was earlier set for May 3. According to an official statement, the government following the request by the Telecom industry...

DoT issues 2 months deadline to telecos for All-India MNP implementation

New Delhi— It may take another couple of months to extend the pan-India mobile number portability (MNP). The Department of Telecom in India (DoT) extended the deadline to implement the MNP service fully pan-India. Previously, the Government of India had declared May 03, 2015...

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