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Call drops situation to improve in coming months: Telecom Minister
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Call drops situation to improve in coming months: Telecom Minister

There will be positive results in the next 3-4 months in addressing the problem of call drops, telecom minister Manoj Sinha told the Lok Sabha today, while expressing commitment to get rid of the "black spot."

Call drops issue: Telecom Minister to meet telco CEOs
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Call drops issue: Telecom Minister to meet telco CEOs

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha is scheduled to hold his first meeting with CEOs of mobile service providers on Monday to discuss industry issues in general and call drops in particular.

Government to hold spectrum auction in September; expects to raise Rs 64,000 crore
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Government to hold spectrum auction in September; expects to raise Rs 64,000 crore

Government expects to hold the mega spectrum auction in September, through which it hopes to garner Rs. 5.66 lakh crores, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday.

Govt to finalise telecom spectrum auction in September: Telecom minister
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Govt to finalise telecom spectrum auction in September: Telecom minister

The government expects to raise at least Rs 64,000 crore from the auction of about 2,300 Mhz of spectrum and Rs 98,995 crore from various levies and services in the telecom sector

TRAI has enough powers: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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TRAI has enough powers: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Telecom Minister has written a letter stating that TRAI has enough powers to regulate telecom service providers already.

Open mind on empowering TRAI to impose penalties on operators for call drops, says Telecom Minister
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Open mind on empowering TRAI to impose penalties on operators for call drops, says Telecom Minister

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said he has an open mind on empowering the telecom watchdog to impose penalties on operators for call drops and poor service quality, but will await a formal request.

Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad directs DoT to look into call drop masking technology
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Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad directs DoT to look into call drop masking technology

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has directed the Department of Telecom to look into the call drop masking technology being used by mobile service providers.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad meets Swedish PM, discusses cyber-security cooperation
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Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad meets Swedish PM, discusses cyber-security cooperation

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday met Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and discussed enhancing bilateral ties between the countries specially in the field of cyber-security.

Govt will continue to keep a tab on telcos regarding call drops, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Govt will continue to keep a tab on telcos regarding call drops, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

As telecom operators heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court struck down the watchdog's order on call drops on Wednesday, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government will continue to keep a check on service providers.

Encryption on smartphones poses challenge to law enforcement: Prasad
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Encryption on smartphones poses challenge to law enforcement: Prasad

As Apple slugs it out with FBI on privacy issues, India Friday said strong encryption technology to secure data and communications in smartphones, including those made by the US-based firm, is a challenge for law enforcement agencies.

Telcos differ on uniform annual spectrum charges
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Telcos differ on uniform annual spectrum charges

In fresh sparring among telecom players, major differences have emerged in the industry over the government's proposal to impose uniform annual spectrum charges at reduced rate of 4.5 per cent on all players over revenue earned by them from telephony services.

Telecom sector has attracted $4 billion FDI since April 2014 says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Telecom sector has attracted $4 billion FDI since April 2014 says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Telecom sector attracted over $4 billion (roughly Rs 26,645 crores) worth foreign direct investments in nearly two years since April 2014, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

Law enforcement agencies face difficulty dealing with encrypted communications like WhatsApp says RS Prasad
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Law enforcement agencies face difficulty dealing with encrypted communications like WhatsApp says RS Prasad

Indian security agencies are unable to decrypt some of the communication on platforms like WhatsApp to readable formats for various reasons such as technical as well as legal and regulatory policy, Parliament was informed Friday.

Telecom Minister Prasad promises more policy guidelines to boost electronic manufacturing in India
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Telecom Minister Prasad promises more policy guidelines to boost electronic manufacturing in India

To boost electronic manufacturing in the country, the government will come out with more policy guidelines if required, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Govt hikes dearness allowance by 6%; to benefit 1 cr employees, pensioners
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Govt hikes dearness allowance by 6%; to benefit 1 cr employees, pensioners

On the eve of Holi festival, the government today hiked dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent, benefiting over 1 crore central government employees and pensioners.

About 81,000 complaints against mobile service providers in 2015: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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About 81,000 complaints against mobile service providers in 2015: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Complaints against mobile service providers have increased to 80,947 last year, up from 68,691 in 2014, government said Wednesday.

Telcos will approach DoT to contest TRAI's recommendations on spectrum auctions
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Telcos will approach DoT to contest TRAI's recommendations on spectrum auctions

Telecom operators will approach the Department of Telecom (DoT) to contest sectoral regulator TRAI's recommendations on spectrum auctions, especially on pricing of the premium 700 Mhz band.

Aircel-Maxis scam netted Dayanidhi Maran a whopping Rs 742.58 cr, alleges ED
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Aircel-Maxis scam netted Dayanidhi Maran a whopping Rs 742.58 cr, alleges ED

There was sufficient prima facie material to proceed against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal related money laundering case, the ED claimed on Monday.

To improve the financial condition of BSNL is my top priority, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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To improve the financial condition of BSNL is my top priority, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Improving the financial health of the state-owned BSNL is the top priority of the BJP-led NDA government, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.

Wi-fi for everyone! Plan to install 2,500 wi-fi hotspots by next fiscal, says Telecom Minister Prasad
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Wi-fi for everyone! Plan to install 2,500 wi-fi hotspots by next fiscal, says Telecom Minister Prasad

Government is targeting to reach the 50-crore internet subscribers mark in the next 6-7 months.