Telecom Minister News
TRAI has mooted a mega auction plan valued at over Rs 7.5 lakh crore at the base price across multiple bands for radio waves allocated over 30 years, said Ashwini Vaishnaw
AGR concerns: Vodafone Group's global CEO Nick Read plans to meet telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Even as the pressure on Vodafone Idea to pay the AGR dues is mounting, Read and chairman of Vodafone Idea Kumar Mangalam Birla had recently said that they were not keen to infuse any more equity in the firm.
SC ruling on AGR: Telecom industry body COAI ignores Jio's protest; seeks waiver of all past statutory dues for Airtel, Vodafone Idea
Jio says COAI shot off the first representation to the government on 30 October without waiting for its comments.
MTNL expects to be operationally profitable within two years; CMD Sunil Kumar hopes 15,000 eligible employees opt for VRS
MTNL Chairman and MD Sunil Kumar said the voluntary retirement scheme approved by the government is very lucrative for the employees
The new Minister also intends to revive BSNL and MTNL on 'national interest' grounds.
The broadband share of the public sector firm has remained stable at 10 per cent since the fiscal year 2016.
BSNL unions have been demanding allocation of 4G spectrum to the public sector firm,
BSNL's internet telephony service will allow users to dial any phone number through its mobile app.
Indian government to launch the second phase of BharatNet project worth Rs 34,000 crore on 13 November
Under the BharatNet Phase II, the government plans to connect 1.5 lakh panchayats through 10 lakh km of additional optical fibre.
Seven years after the 2G spectrum scam came under the public spotlight, a special court will announce the date of verdict in three cases linked to, what the Time magazine called, is the biggest corruption scandal in India's history.
ZTE has tied up with Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio for pre-5G trials; to make telecom products customised for local needs
ZTE has partnered with Indian telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Reliance Jio for this project and will design and develop future technologies including 5G.
The National Telecom Policy would be created to resolve issues in the sector along with a focus on disruptive technologies.
Vodafone has sought a reduction in interest rate on deferred spectrum payment and also expressed concerns over risks associated with a possible cut in mobile termination charges (MTC)
The timing of the launch coincides with the recent SC order on deactivation of a mobile tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year-old cancer patient.
Manoj Sinha warned operators of action, including penalty, for call drops, and said his ministry will soon set up a platform to enable consumers to offer direct feedback on call failures.
The government will do everything to ensure that Indian telecom products and services become the first choice in the world, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Monday.
The Department of telecom (DoT) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to formulate clear guidelines for network testing with specific parameters.
The minister assured that the inconvenience cause by call-drops would be substantially reduced in next four months.
Around 108 cell towers found to be exceeding radiation limits in last three years, says Telecom Minister
A total of 108 cell phone towers were found exceeding radiation limits in the last three years and penalties have been imposed on the concerned telecom providers, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Bharti Airtel, Aircel and BSNL accounted for the highest number of violations related to mobile number portability (MNP) norms in the last three financial years.