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BSNL, MTNL to be merged; govt will put in nearly Rs 69,000 cr for revival of two state-owned telecom firms
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BSNL, MTNL to be merged; govt will put in nearly Rs 69,000 cr for revival of two state-owned telecom firms

The government on Wednesday decided to merge loss-making telecom firms MTNL and BSNL as part of a revival package that includes raising sovereign bonds, monetising assets and voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for employees

Rs 800 cr corpus, iPads, 5000 ATMs: How India Post readies its payments bank
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Rs 800 cr corpus, iPads, 5000 ATMs: How India Post readies its payments bank

India Post Payments Bank will start operations in March 2017 in about 50 districts and cover the entire country by the end of financial year 2018-19

Cabinet clears India Post's payments bank proposal
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Cabinet clears India Post's payments bank proposal

Government today cleared proposal to set up India Post payments bank with a corpus of Rs 800 crore and has plans to have 650 branches operational by September 2017, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Ringing Bells to face action if it fails to deliver Freedom 251 smartphone
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Ringing Bells to face action if it fails to deliver Freedom 251 smartphone

The government is monitoring Ringing Bells, which has launched the world's cheapest smartphone, and will take action if the company fails to deliver the Freedom 251 handset, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Call drop issue: Govt asks TRAI to seek details from telecom operators as Modi expresses concern
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Call drop issue: Govt asks TRAI to seek details from telecom operators as Modi expresses concern

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi voicing concern over call drops, the government has initiated pro-active steps to address the problem, with regulator TRAI being asked to seek details from telecom operators about their infrastructure and capacity to provide effective services.

Porn ban: ISPs refuses to unblock sites without child pornography, ask govt for specific list
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Porn ban: ISPs refuses to unblock sites without child pornography, ask govt for specific list

Amid a raging controversy over ban on 857 websites, Internet service providers on Wednesday refused to implement the government order for unblocking sites without child pornography unless they are given a specific list.

Internet should be open to all, says Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Internet should be open to all, says Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Terming India as an important player in Internet governance, Telecom MinisterRavi Shankar Prasad said the future architecture of the Web should not be a prerogative of a few and should be open to all.

E-commerce in India may grow 50 percent in next 5 years: Survey
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E-commerce in India may grow 50 percent in next 5 years: Survey

As Internet penetration in India is on the rise, the e-commerce sector in the country is likely to witness a growth of over 50 percent in the next 5 years, says the Economic Survey.

Mobile tariff rates may go up with rise in spectrum price: COAI
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Mobile tariff rates may go up with rise in spectrum price: COAI

High spectrum would lead to rise in mobile services rates and adversely impact government's Digital India initiative by impeding telecom network expansion, an industry body said.