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  • The government’s telecom package is aimed at bailing out Vodafone Idea  Sep 16, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    The government’s telecom package is aimed at bailing out Vodafone Idea 

    The measures will help the country improve its digital footprint will help companies roll out their 5G infrastructure 

  • Telecom Ministry liberalises guidelines for OSPs; no distinction between domestic and international players Jun 23, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Telecom Ministry liberalises guidelines for OSPs; no distinction between domestic and international players

    The guidelines would help the business process outsourcing organisations giving voice-based services in India and abroad.

  • BSNL, MTNL may 'rehire' retired employees to fix staff shortage after VRS: Report Jun 18, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    BSNL, MTNL may 'rehire' retired employees to fix staff shortage after VRS: Report

    Nearly a half of BSNL employees and 80 percent of MTNL employees took the VRS option in 2019.

  • BharatNet scheme links 1.2 lakh panchayats through optical fibre Dec 13, 2018 01:03 PM IST

    BharatNet scheme links 1.2 lakh panchayats through optical fibre

    The scheme is centrally funded and aims to connect over 6 lakh villages through optical fibre by March 31, 2019

  • Rs 10,700 crore telecom projects in North East to improve connectivity Jan 16, 2018 06:30 PM IST

    Rs 10,700 crore telecom projects in North East to improve connectivity

    This amount, which is about 1/8th of the total investment planned by the DoT, is likely to be enhanced to Rs 15,000 crore for North East.

  • Are mobile towers really a health hazard? Telecom industry on tenterhooks Apr 20, 2017 06:47 PM IST

    Are mobile towers really a health hazard? Telecom industry on tenterhooks

  • Aerovoyce to enter telecom industry; to invest Rs 300 cr Mar 02, 2017 05:44 PM IST

    Aerovoyce to enter telecom industry; to invest Rs 300 cr

    The company as part of launching the mobile service would invest about Rs 300 crore besides generating employments to 1,000 people, Adpay Mobile Payment India Pvt Ltd., Founder-CEO, Sivakumar Kuppusamy said.

  • Govt considers to do away with 'wireless operating licence' Oct 26, 2016 06:54 PM IST

    Govt considers to do away with 'wireless operating licence'

    In a bid to facilitate ease of doing business, government is considering doing away with the 'wireless operating licence' for access service providers, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

  • DoT clears Rs 3,500 cr Airtel-Aircel 4G spectrum trading deal Jul 11, 2016 08:54 AM IST

    DoT clears Rs 3,500 cr Airtel-Aircel 4G spectrum trading deal

    Responding to the story, Bharti Airtel in a stock exchange filing said it has acquired rights to use 4G spectrum from Aircel in "six circles".

  • Telecom Ministry clears Airtel-Aircel 4G spectrum trading deal Jul 10, 2016 12:50 PM IST

    Telecom Ministry clears Airtel-Aircel 4G spectrum trading deal

    Telecom Ministry is learnt to have cleared the Rs 3,500-crore 4G spectrum trading deal between service providers Bharti Airtel and Aircel.

  • Grateful to PM for not divesting me of IT portfolio: Prasad Jul 08, 2016 07:30 AM IST

    Grateful to PM for not divesting me of IT portfolio: Prasad

    "Some disruption happens not only in the field of internet and Internet Of Things (IoT), but also happens in politics too..." he told reporters here at an event on Internet Of Things (IoT) organised by NASSCOM here.

  • Have cleared policies pending for 8-10 years: Telecom Minister May 26, 2016 04:51 PM IST

    Have cleared policies pending for 8-10 years: Telecom Minister

    Steps taken by the Telecom Ministry have revived foreign investor interest in the sector, and the government is on its way to achieve its dream of creating a Digital India, says Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

  • Govt targets Rs 64,580 cr revenue in FY17 from spectrum sale May 03, 2016 09:46 PM IST

    Govt targets Rs 64,580 cr revenue in FY17 from spectrum sale

    The inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission on Saturday agreed to base prices of various frequency bands recommended by the regulator Trai for the auction to be held in July this year.

  • Govt to SC: Call drops enforceable; telcos must pay penalty Apr 11, 2016 08:38 PM IST

    Govt to SC: Call drops enforceable; telcos must pay penalty

    The meeting between AG, TRAI and Ministry was scheduled after Supreme Court had questioned TRAI over its call drop structure.

  • Call drop case: AG to meet TRAI, telecom officials on April 9-10 Apr 05, 2016 01:27 PM IST

    Call drop case: AG to meet TRAI, telecom officials on April 9-10

    TRAI, in its technical paper, had observed that all call drops cannot be attributed to telecom companies.

  • Telecom Min to approach Cabinet for reducing spectrum charges Apr 04, 2016 12:00 PM IST

    Telecom Min to approach Cabinet for reducing spectrum charges

    "The Telecom Commission has agreed to charge SUC (spectrum usage charges) at 3 percent level of adjusted gross revenue on spectrum that will be purchased in next round of auction.

  • Ringing Bells comes under excise, I-T departments' scanner Feb 20, 2016 02:58 PM IST

    Ringing Bells comes under excise, I-T departments' scanner

    According to the sources, the I-T Department is looking into the financial structure of the Noida-based company and have obtained documents, including those from the Registrar of Companies (RoC), in this regard.

  • DoT seeks clarification over Freedom 251, claims BJP MP Feb 19, 2016 07:22 AM IST

    DoT seeks clarification over Freedom 251, claims BJP MP

    The BJP MP has approached telecom ministry, telecom regulator Trai, Consumer Ministry, SEBI, Corporate Ministry Finance Ministry, RBI and state governments to check various concerns that he has on company offering mobile phone for Rs 251-- which is the world's cheapest.

  • Telecom Ministry puts BSNL on notice over service quality Nov 22, 2015 12:01 PM IST

    Telecom Ministry puts BSNL on notice over service quality

    The Telecom Ministry has issued notices to state-owned BSNL, MTNL and India Posts after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad personally took note of citizen complaints over service quality on social media since July.

  • SMS-based investment scam: Sebi seeks help from telcos, bks Sep 28, 2015 07:53 AM IST

    SMS-based investment scam: Sebi seeks help from telcos, bks

    The market trading activities have seen a major upsurge in recent months, but this positive environment is also leading to many fundamentally weak stocks generating interest.

  • BSNL to ask govt to allow MNP in North East Jul 07, 2015 04:07 PM IST

    BSNL to ask govt to allow MNP in North East

    North eastern states are barred from MNP, implemented in the rest of the country on July 3 for security reason, he said. He said that over 100 towers located in remote areas of the region have been shut down due to cost overrun. These towers were earlier funded by the centre under the Universal Service Obligation (USO) scheme.

  • Take corrective steps over call drops: PMO toTelecom Min Jun 12, 2015 08:12 AM IST

    Take corrective steps over call drops: PMO toTelecom Min

    The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Thursday took up the issue of call drops and poor connectivity in Delhi hospitals and directed the Telecom Ministry to take corrective steps and sought a report in the matter.

  • Telecom Min in favour of content net neutrality: Sources Apr 15, 2015 07:01 PM IST

    Telecom Min in favour of content net neutrality: Sources

    Absolute net neutrality is utopian, the government is in favour of content neutrality, that's the word coming in from the sources at the telecom ministry. According to the sources, the ministry believes India cannot use the United States model as a template. The US passed strong laws upholding net neutrality few weeks back.

  • Govt may ask TRAI to review spectrum trading, sharing recos Feb 13, 2015 03:32 PM IST

    Govt may ask TRAI to review spectrum trading, sharing recos

    In what would come as a jolt to the telecom sector, the government may ask the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to provide a fresh view on spectrum trading and sharing recommendations, which are expected to be notified this year.

  • Prasad, Parrikar meeting to resolve 3G spectrum Jan 21, 2015 01:06 PM IST

    Prasad, Parrikar meeting to resolve 3G spectrum

    Telecom operators have been demanding from the government auction of 20 Megahertz of 3G (2100 Mhz band) spectrum in February but government has only assured auction of 5 Mhz of spectrum.

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