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Telecom sector share in GDP marginally up at 1.94% in FY15
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Telecom sector share in GDP marginally up at 1.94% in FY15

Contribution of telecom sector revenue to gross domestic product (GDP) increased marginally to 1.94% in 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Call drops: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asks telcos to shape up, or face action
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Call drops: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asks telcos to shape up, or face action

In a stern warning to telecom operators on the call drop issue, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said it's not his "job to find towers" and the companies must improve their networks, or face serious action.

DoT study confirms that the Call drop situation in Delhi has improved
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DoT study confirms that the Call drop situation in Delhi has improved

Call drop situation in Delhi has improved but telecom operators are still beyond the quality benchmark set for mobile telephony services, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

Union Telecom Ministry issues notices to BSNL and MTNL for bad service quality!
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Union Telecom Ministry issues notices to BSNL and MTNL for bad service quality!

The Telecom Ministry has issued notices to state-owned BSNL, MTNL and India Posts after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad personally took note of citizen complaints over service quality on social media since July.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: No going back on call drop compensation
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Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: No going back on call drop compensation

Despite mounting pressure from telcos including threat of legal action, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the penalty for call drops announced by the regulator Trai will be implemented as per schedule.

Problem of call drops has started improving: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Problem of call drops has started improving: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said mobile operators on their own are showing the shortcomings but appeared to rule out any penalty as of now.

Call drop issue: Ravi Shankar Prasad says that call drop situation is improving
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Call drop issue: Ravi Shankar Prasad says that call drop situation is improving

Under attack from the Opposition on the call drop problem, Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that the situation was improving.

Optimise networks in order to minimise call drops, says Telecom Minister
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Optimise networks in order to minimise call drops, says Telecom Minister

To curb the menace of call drops, India's Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked mobile operators to optimise their networks, even as he promised full support on policy front including on installation of towers.

One month later: govt begins probe to find who modified Wikipedia entry on Nehru
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One month later: govt begins probe to find who modified Wikipedia entry on Nehru

A probe has been initiated to determine the source behind the editing of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's profile on Wikipedia, government said on Wednesday.

Net Neutrality: Govt still to take a decision on local VoIP calls on Skype and WhatsApp, says telecom minister
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Net Neutrality: Govt still to take a decision on local VoIP calls on Skype and WhatsApp, says telecom minister

Amid criticism of a DoT panel report suggesting 'regulatory framework' for Internet calls, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said it is not the final view of the government and a "structured" decision will be taken only after looking into views of all stakeholders.

Telephone connections in India cross one billion: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Telephone connections in India cross one billion: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Telephone connections in India have crossed the one-billion mark with mobile phones accounting for around 978 million, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

DoT panel opposes Facebook's Internet.org, but Airtel Zero to be allowed with clearances
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DoT panel opposes Facebook's Internet.org, but Airtel Zero to be allowed with clearances

A DoT panel on net neutrality is learnt to have opposed projects like Facebook's Internet.org, which allow access to certain websites without mobile data charges, while suggesting that similar plans such as Airtel Zero be allowed with prior clearance from Trai.

Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran to be questioned by CBI
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Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran to be questioned by CBI

Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran will be questioned by CBI in Delhi on Wednesday in connection with a case of allegedly using over 300 high data capacity BSNL telecom lines at his Boat house residence in Chennai.

BSNL to invest Rs 6,000 crore to set up 40,000 Wi-fi hotspots all over India by 2018
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BSNL to invest Rs 6,000 crore to set up 40,000 Wi-fi hotspots all over India by 2018

State-run BSNL will set up 40,000 wi-fi hotspots across the country, entailing an investment of about Rs 6,000 crore.

Department of Telecom speeds up spectrum allocation, issues Letter of Intent
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Department of Telecom speeds up spectrum allocation, issues Letter of Intent

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued the Letter of Intent (LoI) to all the telecom players that participated in the March auction and is speeding up spectrum allocation to them.

Seven states in India propose their own broadband network under BharatNet programme
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Seven states in India propose their own broadband network under BharatNet programme

Seven states have proposed to come up with their own model to roll out broadband network proposed under Rs. 72,000 crore BharatNet prorgamme, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday.

Net Neutrality debate: What do Rahul Gandhi and Ravi Shankar Prasad have to say?
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Net Neutrality debate: What do Rahul Gandhi and Ravi Shankar Prasad have to say?

With just a day to go before Trai’s deadline for comments by public on net neutrality ends, Rahul Gandhi, who has just returned from a long vacation, has taken to support net neutrality.

In support of Net Neutrality: MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes an open letter to telecom minister
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In support of Net Neutrality: MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes an open letter to telecom minister

Now, Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekher has voiced his opinion in support of net neutrality in an open letter sent to the Union Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

IAMAI to identify objectionable content on Internet: Prasad
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IAMAI to identify objectionable content on Internet: Prasad

The government has given the task of identifying objectionable content on the Internet to industry body IAMAI, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Parliament on Friday.

BSNL investing Rs 11,000 crores to improve services, says Telecom Minister
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BSNL investing Rs 11,000 crores to improve services, says Telecom Minister

State-tun telecom company BSNL is investing an over Rs. 11,000 crores to improve its all-round services including strengthening network, modernising telephone exchanges and installing mobile towers in the naxal-dominated areas