The telecom policy focuses on provisioning of broadband for all, creating four million additional jobs.
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
Demand has also come from the retail, telecom and petroleum ministry to include the sectors in the rankings, DIPP said
TRAI's net neutrality framework includes exceptions for remote surgery and autonomous driving.
The DoT will set-up a multi-stakeholder body for monitoring and enforcement of net neutrality.
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
In-flight connectivity will be available once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters — the rule will maintain compatibility with terrestrial networks.
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
Major airlines, including Air India and Vistara, on Tuesday welcomed the Telecom Commission's nod for use of WiFi and voice services in-flight
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.
TRAI had recommended last month that the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band should be removed
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.
As on 24 Dec, the govt provided optical fibre connectivity to 1,08,237 GPs by laying 2,52,547 km Optical Fibre Cable
The Telecom Commission on Friday approved the much-awaited extension of deferred spectrum payment liability till 16 years, an official source said here.
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
"...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
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.
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 a revenue of Rs. 64,580.92 crores in the current financial year from spectrum auction proceeds, a Parliamentary panel has said.
The inter-ministerial panel telecom commission will take up for discussion, at its meeting scheduled for April 30, the plans for upcoming spectrum auction.