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  • Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 77,815 crore, Jio becomes biggest buyer Mar 02, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 77,815 crore, Jio becomes biggest buyer

    Reliance Jio became the biggest buyer by acquiring 488.35 MHz of spectrum for Rs 57,122.65 crore, followed by Bharti Airtel's 355.45 MHz at Rs 18,698.75 crore, and Vodafone Idea's 11.80 MHz for Rs 1,993.40 crore.

  • Telecom analysts: Centre realistic with its non-tax revenue targets for 2021-22 Feb 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Telecom analysts: Centre realistic with its non-tax revenue targets for 2021-22

    Budget documents released on February 1 show that the government has slashed its budgeted telecom non-tax receipts for 2021-22 by 60 percent to Rs 53,987 crore. In the previous budget (2020-21), the government had set an ambitious revenue target of Rs 1.33 lakh crore but had later revised it to Rs 33,737 crore.

  • Explained: What is spectrum? How will it be auctioned? Jan 07, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Explained: What is spectrum? How will it be auctioned?

    The Cabinet in December had approved the auction of 2251.25 MHz (Megahertz) of spectrum by the end of FY21. A total of 2251.25 MHz worth Rs 3.92 lakh crore is being offered with total valuation of Rs 3.92 lakh crore (at reserve price).

  • Come January 15, all fixed-to-mobile calls to be dialled with prefix ‘0’ Nov 25, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Come January 15, all fixed-to-mobile calls to be dialled with prefix ‘0’

    A total of approximately 2,539 million numbering series is expected to be generated from the move. This will free up sufficient numbering resources for future use.

  • India-China border tension fallout | DoT to tell BSNL not to use Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Sources Jun 17, 2020 10:05 PM IST

    India-China border tension fallout | DoT to tell BSNL not to use Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Sources

    The department is also actively considering steps to convey to private mobile service operators to speedily reduce their dependence on equipments made by Chinese companies.

  • DoT asks PowerGrid to pay Rs 13,613 crore as licence fee for 4 years Jun 04, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    DoT asks PowerGrid to pay Rs 13,613 crore as licence fee for 4 years

    The DoT also raised a demand of over Rs 3 lakh crore from non-telecom PSUs such as GAIL, Oil India and PowerGrid for telecom licences these firms had primarily acquired for internal communication purposes.

  • Govt starts inviting application for Rs 50,000 crore electronic incentive schemes Jun 02, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Govt starts inviting application for Rs 50,000 crore electronic incentive schemes

    IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India will initially aim to attract top 5 global mobile manufacturing companies and also promote five local companies that will be identified through a screening process.

  • Flight plan: The lowdown on India's drone policy Aug 29, 2018 07:33 PM IST

    Flight plan: The lowdown on India's drone policy

    The aviation sector regulator has previously blown hot and cold on its policy towards unmanned aircraft, vacillating between being an advocate of drone adoption, to a privacy hawk eager to clip its wings on misgivings regarding security.

  • DoT approves Rel Jio-Rel Comm spectrum sharing deal: Sources Apr 22, 2016 11:48 AM IST

    DoT approves Rel Jio-Rel Comm spectrum sharing deal: Sources

    In January this year, and Reliance Jio had signed agreements for change in spectrum allotment in 800 MHz band across 9 circles from RCom to Jio, and for sharing of spectrum in 800 MHz band across 17 circles.

  • Idea looking to buy Videocon's spectrum in 6 circles: Srcs Oct 28, 2015 02:58 PM IST

    Idea looking to buy Videocon's spectrum in 6 circles: Srcs

    Videocon, which seeks a premium of atleast 10 percent to fair market value for spectrum, is in talks with two other telecom players as well.

  • Essar-Loop case: Special court dismisses Ravi Ruia's plea Aug 31, 2015 08:18 PM IST

    Essar-Loop case: Special court dismisses Ravi Ruia's plea

    The court rejected Ruia's application in which he had sought modification of the bail condition regarding surrender of his passport.

  • Govt lifts ban on sites with non-porn content Aug 04, 2015 06:57 PM IST

    Govt lifts ban on sites with non-porn content

    According to sources, a new notification is likely to be issued by the Department of Telecommunication. The ban is now likely to be restricted to child and hardcore porn.

  • DoT may seek nod on defence-telecom spectrum swap in Jan Dec 30, 2014 12:19 PM IST

    DoT may seek nod on defence-telecom spectrum swap in Jan

    According to government sources, it is not necessary to swap 3G spectrum by February, the actual swapping can happen by July. The government is trying to ensure that 2G and 3G auctions are held before March 2015.

  • DoT to notify new licensing framework next week Jul 26, 2013 06:05 PM IST

    DoT to notify new licensing framework next week

    The unified licensing regime will enable telecom companies to provide multiple services including telephony, broadband and DTH with just one license, reports Malvika Jain of CNBC-TV18.

  • DoT orders Bharti to stop 3G roaming in 3 days, shares drop Mar 15, 2013 01:26 PM IST

    DoT orders Bharti to stop 3G roaming in 3 days, shares drop

    Bharti Airtel, the largest telecom operator in India, fell more than 2 percent on Friday after sources said the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) ordered Airtel to stop providing 3G roaming in 3 days.

  • Prepaid users may have to pay to retain inactive numbers Jan 01, 2013 01:43 PM IST

    Prepaid users may have to pay to retain inactive numbers

    Prepaid subscribers may soon have to shell out a sum to keep their number inactive for over 2 months.

  • India to have 11-digit mobile numbers next year Oct 22, 2012 11:14 AM IST

    India to have 11-digit mobile numbers next year

    DoT and COAI are fast looking at other options, including the use of 11-digit mobile numbers.

  • Notice to governments on mobile phone towers Jul 24, 2012 10:23 AM IST

    Notice to governments on mobile phone towers

    The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the central and the Delhi governments on a plea to ban high-frequency mobile phone towers in ...

  • 2G scam: HC notice to CBI on Raja's plea against order Jul 09, 2012 04:00 PM IST

    2G scam: HC notice to CBI on Raja's plea against order

    The Delhi High Court today sought CBI's stand on former Telecommunication Minister A Raja's plea challenging the trial court's order on framing of charges against him in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

  • Telecom bosses call on Kapil Sibal to discuss sector woes Jan 24, 2012 06:30 PM IST

    Telecom bosses call on Kapil Sibal to discuss sector woes

    In less that two months, top telecom bosses approached telecom minister Kapil Sibal today to discuss various issues impacting the telecom sector. CNBC-TV18's Malvika Jain reports on the issues plaguing the telecom sector.

  • 2G: CBI chargesheet against Essar, Loop accepted Dec 21, 2011 04:18 PM IST

    2G: CBI chargesheet against Essar, Loop accepted

    A special CBI court on Wednesday accepted CBI's chargesheet against Essar Group and Loop Telecom in the 2G spectrum scam case.

  • 2G:Court to take cognizance of offence against Essar on Wed Dec 20, 2011 06:36 PM IST

    2G:Court to take cognizance of offence against Essar on Wed

    A Delhi court is likely to decide tomorrow on taking cognizance of CBI's third charge sheet arising out of investigation in the 2G scam case against Essar Group and Loop Telecom promoters and three companies.

  • 2G case: Court takes on record law ministry report Sep 21, 2011 09:39 PM IST

    2G case: Court takes on record law ministry report

    A Delhi court today took on its record a Law ministry report defining the term "associate", figuring in the Unified Access Services Licence guidelines, as another firm having more than ten% of its stakes.

  • Qualcomm wants DoT to expedite BWA license grant Sep 21, 2011 05:01 PM IST

    Qualcomm wants DoT to expedite BWA license grant

    US telecom major Qualcomm, which forked out USD 1 billion last year to win Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) licenses in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala wants the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to expeditiously issue BWA license to the company, reports CNBC-TV18 Malvika Jain quoting sources.

  • No evidence to establish conspiracy with A Raja: Unitech Aug 08, 2011 08:17 PM IST

    No evidence to establish conspiracy with A Raja: Unitech

    Telecom firm Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Limited, accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam, today told a Delhi court that there was no evidence to show that it had conspired with former Telecom Minister A Raja and others to get radio waves despite being an ineligible firm.

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