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Call drops: DoT heightens pressure on operators, rings up promoters to act

Sep 11, 2015

Call drops: DoT heightens pressure on operators, rings up promoters to act

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also warned yesterday that the option of imposing penalties on erring operators could be explored if the companies fail to do the needful to improve the situation. #Business #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Anil Ambani #Ravi Shankar Prasad #Sunil Mittal #TRAI #Department of Telecom #Kumar Mangalam Birla #Rakesh Garg #Call drops #RS Sharma
Pressure tactics: Govt to go slow on spectrum auction if cos didn't resolve call drops

Sep 07, 2015

Pressure tactics: Govt to go slow on spectrum auction if cos didn't resolve call drops

It appears that lack of investment in network infrastructure by the wireless access providers may be one of the main reasons for the problem of call drops #Department of Telecom #Call drops #passive infrastructure
Net Neutrality: IAMAI opposes zero rated plans, submits comments on DoT report

Aug 24, 2015

Net Neutrality: IAMAI opposes zero rated plans, submits comments on DoT report

Opposing zero-rated plans of any type, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Monday said such plans will harm online content and also allow telcos to discriminate certain web services over others. #NewsTracker #Department of Telecom #Internet.org #IAMAI #Net neutrality #save the internet #Airtel Zero
DoT to approach Trai to suggest action on call drops

Aug 13, 2015

DoT to approach Trai to suggest action on call drops

A recent report by Trai said most of the telecom operators in Delhi and Mumbai are not meeting the prescribed standards regarding call drops. #NewsTracker #Ravi Shankar Prasad #TRAI #Department of Telecom #DoT #Rakesh Garg #Call drops
BSNL gets govt nod to hive off towers into separate arm

Aug 05, 2015

BSNL gets govt nod to hive off towers into separate arm

Tower industry has emerged an an independent business vertical for telecom players to harness the potential for sharing of infrastructure. #Business #NewsTracker #BSNL #MTNL #Department of Telecom #CDMA
Telcos may face licence suspension on privacy issues, says Prasad

Jul 22, 2015

Telcos may face licence suspension on privacy issues, says Prasad

The minister said rule under Indian Telegraph Rules provides that service providers shall put in place adequate internal checks to ensure that unauthorised interception of messages does not take place. #NewsTracker #Ravi Shankar Prasad #Department of Telecom #Indian Telegraph Rules #Privacy of citizens
Telecom Commission finalises views on spectrum sharing, trading norms

Jun 11, 2015

Telecom Commission finalises views on spectrum sharing, trading norms

The guidelines will allow telecom companies to share their un-utilised radiowaves with other service providers in the same telecom circle. #Economy #Business #Ravi Shankar Prasad #TRAI #Department of Telecom #PolicyWatch #Telecom Commission #Spectrum Sharing #Rakesh Garg
Govt wants taxi hailing apps like Uber, Ola to follow same rules as radio cabs

May 29, 2015

Govt wants taxi hailing apps like Uber, Ola to follow same rules as radio cabs

The government is looking into the regulatory matters concerning the taxi hailing apps as it intends to offer a level playing field for the existing radio taxi operators and restrain the taxi hailing apps fleet zoom away with all operational advantages. #Department of Telecom #PolicyWatch #Motor Vehicles Act #Uber #Ola #radio taxis #Road Transport Ministry #Taxi hailing apps
India ranks below Bhutan, Sri Lanka in broadband reach: Trai

Apr 17, 2015

India ranks below Bhutan, Sri Lanka in broadband reach: Trai

To promote the use of fixed-line broadband, Trai also proposed that the licence fee on the revenues earned from fixed line should be exempted for five years. #India #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Bhutan #Rahul Khullar #TRAI #Department of Telecom #broadband #National Optical Fibre Network #Wireless Planning Commission
Expect spectrum sharing, trading norms in three months: DoT secretary

Mar 30, 2015

Expect spectrum sharing, trading norms in three months: DoT secretary

Spectrum sharing guidelines will allow telecom companies to share their unutilised airwaves with other service providers in the same telecom circle. #TheySaidIt #Ravi Shankar Prasad #TRAI #Department of Telecom #Sistema Shyam TeleServices #Radiowaves #Telewings (Uninor)