Contribution of telecom sector revenue to gross domestic product (GDP) increased marginally to 1.94% in 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 have crossed the one-billion mark with mobile phones accounting for around 978 million, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.
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 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.
State-run BSNL will set up 40,000 wi-fi hotspots across the country, entailing an investment of about Rs 6,000 crore.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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