CNBC-TV18 understands from sources that Department of Telecom (DoT) to take a call on moving a cabinet proposal on telecom debt woes.
The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has developed a ‘public data office’ (PDO) technology solution to deliver low-cost Wi-Fi solutions. The mass PDO solution is priced at Rs 50,000.
"About 2,20,935 subscribers participated in the survey out of which, about 1,38,072 (62.5 percent) have reported call drops," the DoT said in a statement.
According to media reports, the state-owned telecom firm was looking to sell surplus land to reduce debt. The company says it has up to Rs 5,000 crore worth of real estate that can be monetised readily.
Telecom operator Reliance Jio has approached advertisement sector watchdog ASCI against Bharti Airtel saying the latter's claim of being "officially the fastest network" is "misleading" and done in "mala fide manner in collusion with" broadband speed tester Ookla.
Days after the outgoing Telecom Secretary JS Deepak shot off a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) raising a red flag over the health of the telecom sector, sources told CNBC-TV18 the regulator believes it is unfair to blame promotional offers by Jio for poor health of the sector.
Regulator TRAI today said it will be "happy" to give its recommendations to the government on spectrum auctions, including timing and pricing aspects, as and when the matter is referred to it.
The government feels that the telecom regulator's decision to impose a Rs 3,050 crore on fine on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea was based on weak grounds.
In October, the telecom regulator had recommended that a combined penalty of Rs 3,050 crore be imposed on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea for denying sufficient points of interconnect to new entrant Reliance Jio.
Telecom regulator TRAI today extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.
Government has allocated Rs 13,000 crore to the Department of Telecom (DoT) to roll out broadband network across gram panchayats and building alternate communications network for Defence, as per the Output-Outcome Framework for Schemes 2017 issued today.
Idea Cellular today moved Delhi High Court against TRAI's recommendation to impose penalty of Rs 950 crore on the telecom firm for allegedly not providing interconnection to Reliance Jio (RJIO), even as DoT said the plea was premature.
Department of Telecom has identified about 580 Mhz of spectrum across 700, 1800, 2100, 2300 Mhz and 5G airwaves that will be auctioned in 2017
In its latest recommendation to DoT, Trai has also proposed that Aadhaar-based e-KYC should be permitted for outstation customers at any place within the service area.
Telecom regulator TRAI is likely to recommend to the Department of Telecom (DoT) that Aadhaar-based eKYC be allowed even for outstation customers who want to get a mobile connection in a particular service area.
The government has asked Aircel to help its 2G mobile customers port their numbers to other telephony operators in case the Supreme Court was to pass an adverse order
Telecom regulator Trai today launched final consultation on controversial net-neutrality issue on which telecom operators and Internet-based companies are at loggerheads.
Telecom regulator TRAI is looking to bring out a consultation paper that would review issues related to reduction in carbon footprint for telecom infrastructure, including mobile towers.
The Department of Telecom (DoT) is set to launch a portal - Tarang - with data on all mobile towers and transmitters across the country in a month that will allow a user to check the radiation compliance status.
Presently, Wi-Fi services and phone calls are not allowed on flights flying over the Indian airspace.
After a TV channel and a website to promote digital payments, a nationwide toll-free helpline number '14444' will be launched soon to educate people and provide support related to cashless mode of transactions.
India‘s telecom sector has attracted an over USD10-billion foreign direct investment in the first eight months on FY17, Telecom Secretary JS Deepak said on Wednesday. The figure is a 6-7-fold increase from USD 2.9 billion and USD 1.3 billion FDI seen in FY16 and FY15, respectively.
In its report tabled in Parliament today, CAG said Department of Telecom's (DoT) unit was to pay a front-loaded subsidy to telecom companies for expanding telephone connectivity in rural areas.
Idea Cellular reported weak second quarter numbers with revenue falling 2 percent to Rs 9300.2 crore and profit after tax (PAT) coming at Rs 90 crore, a 59 percent fall quarter-on-quarter.
In November, RCom has announced acquisition of SSTL in an all-stock deal valued at around Rs 4,500 crore. The deal will bring increase RCom‘s subscriber base to 118 million.