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DCC approves Rs 3,050 cr penalty on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea for attempted 'stifling' of Reliance Jio; telecom operators plan legal recourse
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DCC approves Rs 3,050 cr penalty on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea for attempted 'stifling' of Reliance Jio; telecom operators plan legal recourse

The incumbent telecom operators said they are exploring all options, including legal recourse, to protect their interest.

Vodafone Idea seeks 2-year moratorium for Rs 10,000 cr spectrum payment citing high debt, stress
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Vodafone Idea seeks 2-year moratorium for Rs 10,000 cr spectrum payment citing high debt, stress

Vodafone and Idea have participated in five auctions before merging their mobile business

SpiceJet, Vistara to introduce in-flight connectivity, says Telecom Secy
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SpiceJet, Vistara to introduce in-flight connectivity, says Telecom Secy

Global service providers are also interested in facilitating in-flight connectivity services in India.

BSNL unions defer indefinite strike by one week to 10 December; to meet telecom minister
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BSNL unions defer indefinite strike by one week to 10 December; to meet telecom minister

BSNL unions have been demanding allocation of 4G spectrum to the public sector firm,

Telecom woes: Kumar Mangalam Birla holds another round of talks with telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan
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Telecom woes: Kumar Mangalam Birla holds another round of talks with telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan

Birla, who was flanked by other senior officials of Vodafone Idea and Himanshu Kapania, vice-chairman at Grasim Industries (also Board member of Vodafone Idea Ltd) met Sundararajan for nearly 30 minutes

SatCom policy needs to upgrade as we approach 5G says DoT secy Aruna Sundararajan
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SatCom policy needs to upgrade as we approach 5G says DoT secy Aruna Sundararajan

"Govt is committed to unlocking the potential of satcom to provide affordable and accessible broadband everywhere," said Sundararajan.

Telecom Secretary asks states to utilise Bharat Net infrastructure to create more opportunities for monetisation
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Telecom Secretary asks states to utilise Bharat Net infrastructure to create more opportunities for monetisation

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan emphasised that a strong connectivity infrastructure will be crucial to ensure success of all ongoing programmes across areas, including health, education and others.

Telecom operators seek time till 20 November to roll out new subscriber registration, verification process
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Telecom operators seek time till 20 November to roll out new subscriber registration, verification process

The government on 26 October ordered telecom companies to stop using Aadhaar for electronic verification of existing mobile phone customers as well as for issuing new connections to comply with a recent Supreme Court order.

DoT has constituted committees to work on objectives set by NDCP, will address telcos' concerns: Telecom secretary
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DoT has constituted committees to work on objectives set by NDCP, will address telcos' concerns: Telecom secretary

Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, at the India Mobile Congress (IMC), had said that the telecom sector remains highly taxed just like the tobacco industry

Spectrum auction for 5G likely to happen in later half of 2019: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan
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Spectrum auction for 5G likely to happen in later half of 2019: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan

The 5G services would offer telecom companies better visibility into market dynamics and potential revenue streams of the next-generation mobile services, Sundararajan said.

Government has no intention to impose ban on messaging apps: Telecom Secretary
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Government has no intention to impose ban on messaging apps: Telecom Secretary

The government is looking for other "technical solutions" to curb instances of fake news.

TC approves net neutrality rules which bar providers from throttling data speeds
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TC approves net neutrality rules which bar providers from throttling data speeds

The DoT will set-up a multi-stakeholder body for monitoring and enforcement of net neutrality.

Mobile call drops: More infra needed; govt will ensure quality service, assures Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan
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Mobile call drops: More infra needed; govt will ensure quality service, assures Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

There have been multiple reports on call drops faced by the country's nearly 1-billion mobile users and falling quality standards and the sector watchdog has also been seeking to improve the quality.

Telecom service providers commit to invest over Rs 74,000 crore in infrastructure upgradation to counter call drops
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Telecom service providers commit to invest over Rs 74,000 crore in infrastructure upgradation to counter call drops

Officials of major telecom service providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio, on Tuesday, met the secretary to discuss the call drop issue.

Rajiv Gauba is new home secretary after Rajiv Mehrishi; 16 other bureaucrats appointed
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Rajiv Gauba is new home secretary after Rajiv Mehrishi; 16 other bureaucrats appointed

Urban development secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday named as the next home secretary to succeed Rajiv Mehrishi, who completes his term on 30 August.

Aruna Sundararajan, IT secretary claims that India is set to lead Internet of Things industry
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Aruna Sundararajan, IT secretary claims that India is set to lead Internet of Things industry

Organised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) India, the 'IoT India Congress' is country's largest platform for accelerating business outcomes in IoT.

H-1B visa: Only 17% of total 85,000 visas issued go to Indian companies
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H-1B visa: Only 17% of total 85,000 visas issued go to Indian companies

Some of the companies which have been named have clarified that there is nothing different this year from earlier years

Government networks well protected from WannaCry ransomware: IT Secretary
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Government networks well protected from WannaCry ransomware: IT Secretary

The government has installed necessary security in batches to protect its key networks from the cyber attack by ransomware virus 'WannaCrypt'.

Government sets 31 March as the deadline for all banks to provide m-banking facilities
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Government sets 31 March as the deadline for all banks to provide m-banking facilities

The government has asked all banks to provide mobile banking facility to all customers by March 31 in a bid to push digital transactions.