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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. #Business #Economy #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)
Spectrum auction kitty dips to Rs 1.05 lakh cr

Mar 23, 2015

Spectrum auction kitty dips to Rs 1.05 lakh cr

Care Ratings in a report has said that "the consumers will have to bear the brunt of tariff hikes which will become inevitable for the operators to realise returns on these huge investments". #Bharti Airtel #Vodafone #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #bIhar #Madhya Pradesh #Department of Telecom #North East #Spectrum Auction #Reliance Jio #UP East
Spectrum auction kitty stands at Rs 1.01 lakh cr on ninth day

Mar 13, 2015

Spectrum auction kitty stands at Rs 1.01 lakh cr on ninth day

Incumbents Bharti Airtel and Vodafone are locked with Reliance Jio to protect their spectrum they need to carry voice and data in the world's second-biggest smartphone market. In all, eight bidders are in the fray. #Bharti Airtel #2G #Vodafone #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #3G #Department of Telecom #Spectrum Auction #Reliance Jio