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Union Cabinet of India reported to take up a new telecom policy on 26 September
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Union Cabinet of India reported to take up a new telecom policy on 26 September

The telecom policy focuses on provisioning of broadband for all, creating four million additional jobs.

Telecom Commission to discuss TRAI spectrum allocation proposal on 31 Aug: Report
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Telecom Commission to discuss TRAI spectrum allocation proposal on 31 Aug: Report

The latest recommendations of TRAI on spectrum auction plan worth Rs 4.9 trillion may not come.

States' ease of biz ranking: DIPP may include retail, telecom, petroleum as new categories next year
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States' ease of biz ranking: DIPP may include retail, telecom, petroleum as new categories next year

Demand has also come from the retail, telecom and petroleum ministry to include the sectors in the rankings, DIPP said

DoT approves net neutrality framework: Here's how it changes things for you
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DoT approves net neutrality framework: Here's how it changes things for you

TRAI's net neutrality framework includes exceptions for remote surgery and autonomous driving.

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.

Govt holds discussions with telecom operators, airlines on in-flight wi-fi services
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Govt holds discussions with telecom operators, airlines on in-flight wi-fi services

The government on Tuesday held detailed discussions with telecom operators and airlines on framing guidelines for in-flight data and voice services

Telecom commission has green lighted in-flight connectivity for voice calls and data: Here's how Wi-Fi works inside a mid-air flight
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Telecom commission has green lighted in-flight connectivity for voice calls and data: Here's how Wi-Fi works inside a mid-air flight

In-flight connectivity will be available once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters — the rule will maintain compatibility with terrestrial networks.

Soon, a telecom sector ombudsman will address consumer grievances; amendments initiated in Trai Act
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Soon, a telecom sector ombudsman will address consumer grievances; amendments initiated in Trai Act

Telecom grievances mechanism till date has largely remained within control of service providers.

Air India, Vistara welcome telecom panel's nod for in-flight connectivity, hope move will add to passengers' convenience
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Air India, Vistara welcome telecom panel's nod for in-flight connectivity, hope move will add to passengers' convenience

Major airlines, including Air India and Vistara, on Tuesday welcomed the Telecom Commission's nod for use of WiFi and voice services in-flight

Telecom Commission approves in-flight connectivity for both voice and data calls in Indian airspace
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Telecom Commission approves in-flight connectivity for both voice and data calls in Indian airspace

When TRAI had first introduced the recommendations, DoT asked them to add provisions related to the kind of in-flight Wi-Fi service that would be provided.

Telecom Commission agrees with TRAI's recommendations for raising telcos' spectrum holding limit
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Telecom Commission agrees with TRAI's recommendations for raising telcos' spectrum holding limit

TRAI had recommended last month that the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band should be removed

Telecom Commission to meet on 9 January to discuss relief package for the debt-laden sector
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Telecom Commission to meet on 9 January to discuss relief package for the debt-laden sector

In its September meeting, the Telecom Commission had in-principle approved the extension of time period for the payment of spectrum bought in auctions by telcos to 16 years from the current 10 years, as recommended by the IMG.

Govt approves Rs 4,066 crore for internet services in gram panchayats under BharatNet: Manoj Sinha
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Govt approves Rs 4,066 crore for internet services in gram panchayats under BharatNet: Manoj Sinha

As on 24 Dec, the govt provided optical fibre connectivity to 1,08,237 GPs by laying 2,52,547 km Optical Fibre Cable

Telecom Commission has approved the extension of deferred spectrum payment
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Telecom Commission has approved the extension of deferred spectrum payment

The Telecom Commission on Friday approved the much-awaited extension of deferred spectrum payment liability till 16 years, an official source said here.

Telecom Commission wants clarification and details on recommendations of IMG
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Telecom Commission wants clarification and details on recommendations of IMG

The Telecom Commission sought clarification and more details on the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group on deferred spectrum payment liability.

Citing pressure from Jio, Vodafone asks govt to cut interest rate on deferred spectrum payouts and USO
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Citing pressure from Jio, Vodafone asks govt to cut interest rate on deferred spectrum payouts and USO

"...the new operator continues to aggressively under-price its services, including announcing launch of 'Effective Zero Price Feature Phone' with unlimited voice.

Trai says that telecom service provider's concerns about low tariff maybe inconsistent with public policy
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Trai says that telecom service provider's concerns about low tariff maybe inconsistent with public policy

The telecom regulator said on Thursday that the Telecom Commission's contention that reduced tariffs by telecom service providers (TSP) is leading to reduced revenues for the government and poor health of the sector.

Telecom Commission firm on 3% spectrum usage charge for telcos
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Telecom Commission firm on 3% spectrum usage charge for telcos

The sources added that the SUC for Reliance Jio, which has pan-India licence to offer high-speed broadband services, will go down to 2.88 percent, from 5 percent.

Government targets over Rs 64,000 crores in revenue from spectrum sale
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Government targets over Rs 64,000 crores in revenue from spectrum sale

Government targets a revenue of Rs. 64,580.92 crores in the current financial year from spectrum auction proceeds, a Parliamentary panel has said.

Telecom commission will discuss spectrum auction on 30 April
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Telecom commission will discuss spectrum auction on 30 April

The inter-ministerial panel telecom commission will take up for discussion, at its meeting scheduled for April 30, the plans for upcoming spectrum auction.