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  • 5G spectrum price suggested by DoT too high: FinMin task force Apr 30, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    5G spectrum price suggested by DoT too high: FinMin task force

    The industry has unanimously raised the issue of high spectrum price. However, the Department of Telecom (DoT) adopted the spectrum rate as recommended by the sector regulator TRAI.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | DoT relaxes time for self certification under mobile tower radiation norms Apr 08, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | DoT relaxes time for self certification under mobile tower radiation norms

    Telecom operators are required to submit a self-certificate before commissioning of new mobile towers for which their representatives have to make field-visits and conduct outdoor surveys for radiation measurements, panoramic photographs etc.

  • DoT holds meeting as industry seeks movement of essential staff, other waivers for biz continuity Mar 20, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    DoT holds meeting as industry seeks movement of essential staff, other waivers for biz continuity

    The industry has urged DoT to issue directions to states that telecom be treated under essential services and, accordingly, staff and engineers have access to network operations centres, data centres and other critical sites in the event of any lockdown.

  • DoT plea to seek 20 year time for payment of AGR bears cabinet stamp Mar 19, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    DoT plea to seek 20 year time for payment of AGR bears cabinet stamp

    The Supreme Court will hear the government's rescue plan of giving telcos a 20-year repayment period for AGR dues during the next hearing scheduled after two weeks.

  • Call data records taken to improve telecom networks, details anonymized: Govt Mar 18, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Call data records taken to improve telecom networks, details anonymized: Govt

    The DoT claimed that call data records of subscribers who enter in a given coverage area where there are incidences of call drops or subscribers facing the problem is collected without infringing their privacy.

  • DoT still working on final calculation of pending AGR dues Feb 19, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    DoT still working on final calculation of pending AGR dues

    The letter was a follow up to a previous note sent by the licence finance wing on December 4 and a follow-up on December 13 to the circles for re-verification of debit voucher reports (DVR).

  • Vodafone Idea Chairman K.M. Birla meets Telecom Secy amid AGR issues Feb 18, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Vodafone Idea Chairman K.M. Birla meets Telecom Secy amid AGR issues

    Vodafone Idea paid Rs 2,500 crore to the Department of Telecom (DoT) on February 17 and promised to pay another Rs 1,000 crore before the end of the week.

  • DoT to meet industry on January 6 on Budget-related issues; will 'support' cut in levies Jan 02, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    DoT to meet industry on January 6 on Budget-related issues; will 'support' cut in levies

    The telecom department plans to formally write to the Ministry of Finance in the first half of January, post the meeting.

  • DoT tells telcos to clear AGR dues as per SC order Nov 13, 2019 09:22 PM IST

    DoT tells telcos to clear AGR dues as per SC order

    The SC had on October 24 upheld the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) calculation as stipulated by the DoT.

  • CoS meets to discuss bailout package for telcos; DoT working on demand notices Nov 05, 2019 09:07 PM IST

    CoS meets to discuss bailout package for telcos; DoT working on demand notices

    Parallelly, a Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, has begun work on a financial bailout package sought by the debt-laden telecom carriers.

  • SC dismisses DoT plea against TDSAT order in RCom spectrum sale case Jul 02, 2019 09:16 PM IST

    SC dismisses DoT plea against TDSAT order in RCom spectrum sale case

    A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Surya Kant said that there was no merit in the DoT plea against the TDSAT order.

  • DoT asks BSNL to put all capex on hold, stop tenders Jun 25, 2019 08:03 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.

  • DoT alone will not take call on Huawei: Telecom Secy Aruna Sundararajan Jun 20, 2019 09:00 PM IST

    DoT alone will not take call on Huawei: Telecom Secy Aruna Sundararajan

    The DoT has set up a panel to examine issues related to Huawei's participation in the Indian telecom network.

  • DoT floats draft proposal on 4G spectrum to BSNL, MTNL Apr 22, 2019 06:55 PM IST

    DoT floats draft proposal on 4G spectrum to BSNL, MTNL

    BSNL is among the two telecom companies that have been consistently gaining customers. All competitors of BSNL have 4G spectrum and invested heavily in building their network while the PSU has only 3G network.

  • PMO intervenes to bail out BSNL, MTNL; asks DoT to expedite revival proposals Apr 04, 2019 08:04 PM IST

    PMO intervenes to bail out BSNL, MTNL; asks DoT to expedite revival proposals

    The troubled PSUs have been seeking these three measures to stay afloat amid cut throat competition in the telecom sector.

  • DoT to take EC nod before moving Cabinet proposal on VRS for MTNL, BSNL staff Apr 03, 2019 08:02 PM IST

    DoT to take EC nod before moving Cabinet proposal on VRS for MTNL, BSNL staff

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) is preparing a Cabinet note recommending voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for BSNL and MTNL employees above 50 years of age.

  • DoT asks state governments not to disconnect BSNL, MTNL electricity connections Mar 24, 2019 05:59 PM IST

    DoT asks state governments not to disconnect BSNL, MTNL electricity connections

    Both BSNL and MTNL were unable to pay salaries to their employees for the month of February.

  • DoT may ask Bharti Airtel, TTSL to pay around Rs 15k crore to approve merger: Report Mar 12, 2019 11:51 AM IST

    DoT may ask Bharti Airtel, TTSL to pay around Rs 15k crore to approve merger: Report

    DoT is said to be expecting the two operators to legally challenge the one-time spectrum charge

  • DoT to carefully study issue around Chinese telecom gear makers Feb 27, 2019 03:05 PM IST

    DoT to carefully study issue around Chinese telecom gear makers

    The comments come at a time when developed markets like the US, Australia and New Zealand have taken a position against the use of equipment by Chinese vendors, particularly Huawei.

  • Now you can file a complaint to DoT on receiving abusive text via WhatsApp Feb 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST

    Now you can file a complaint to DoT on receiving abusive text via WhatsApp

    Users can now report fake news or hate messages received on WhatsApp to the DoT.

  • DoT asks telcos to crack down on subscriber sending offensive messages Feb 19, 2019 07:56 PM IST

    DoT asks telcos to crack down on subscriber sending offensive messages

    The DoT said licence conditions bar carriage of objectionable obscene, unauthorised or any other content, messages or communications in any form in the network.

  • Re-verification of mobile subscribers KYC details voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI Oct 18, 2018 11:55 AM IST

    Re-verification of mobile subscribers KYC details voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

    The joint statement said, the Supreme Court has prohibited issue of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process and there is no direction to deactivate the old mobile phones.

  • DoT awaits clarification on in-flight connectivity norms from shipping ministry Sep 16, 2018 01:50 PM IST

    DoT awaits clarification on in-flight connectivity norms from shipping ministry

    Telecom Commission - the highest policy-making body of Department of Telecom (DoT) - on May 1 cleared the recommendation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for allowing telecom services on flights and maritime transport under In-flight connectivity (IFC) rules. The service is now available in most of the developed markets.

  • DoT rejects Vodafone-Idea request to recalculate dues Jul 18, 2018 10:02 AM IST

    DoT rejects Vodafone-Idea request to recalculate dues

    DoT has said the numbers are fine and the two telcos should pay the dues to get final approval for their merger

  • NCLT nod for merger of Airtel, Bharti Digital Networks Jul 10, 2018 10:39 PM IST

    NCLT nod for merger of Airtel, Bharti Digital Networks

    Airtel, in March 2017, announced its decision to acquire the 4G business of Tikona Networks, including broadband spectrum and 350 sites across five circles, for about Rs 1,600 crore.

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