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Cabinet approves new telecom policy designed to provide 'broadband for all'
News & Analysis

Cabinet approves new telecom policy designed to provide 'broadband for all'

The new telecom policy aims to 'provide broadband to all and create 40 lakh jobs'.

Cabinet approves new telecom policy aimed to attract $100 billion investment
Business

Cabinet approves new telecom policy aimed to attract $100 billion investment

Telecom policy is focused on increasing high-speed broadband penetration, with use of modern technologies like 5G and optical fibres across the country at affordable rates.

Union Cabinet of India reported to take up a new telecom policy on 26 September
News & Analysis

Union Cabinet of India reported to take up a new telecom policy on 26 September

The telecom policy focuses on provisioning of broadband for all, creating four million additional jobs.

New telecom policy expected to create millions of jobs in digital communications to arrive by July-end: Manoj Sinha
India

New telecom policy expected to create millions of jobs in digital communications to arrive by July-end: Manoj Sinha

The government on 1 May had released the draft National Telecom Policy 2018 aiming to attract investment of $100 billion in the Digital Communications sector.

Mobile call drops: More infra needed; govt will ensure quality service, assures Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan
Business

Mobile call drops: More infra needed; govt will ensure quality service, assures Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

There have been multiple reports on call drops faced by the country's nearly 1-billion mobile users and falling quality standards and the sector watchdog has also been seeking to improve the quality.

Lower levies, fast policy implementation key to attracting $100 billion into telecom sector, says industry lobby COAI
Business

Lower levies, fast policy implementation key to attracting $100 billion into telecom sector, says industry lobby COAI

Bringing down total taxes and levies, currently at about 30 percent, to below 10 percent, important for attracting investments into the telecom sector.

Draft telecom policy aims 40 lakh new jobs by 2022; $100 bn investment, 50 mbps broadband speed
Business

Draft telecom policy aims 40 lakh new jobs by 2022; $100 bn investment, 50 mbps broadband speed

The draft also proposes to address woes of debt-ridden telecom sector by reviewing licence fees, spectrum usage charges, universal service obligation fund levy -- all of which add to cost of telecom services

Telecom panel gives nod to in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace; flyers can make calls, browse the net in 3 months
Business

Telecom panel gives nod to in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace; flyers can make calls, browse the net in 3 months

In-flight connectivity will be available once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters.

Govt to bring new telecom policy in next Parliament session after Cabinet nod
Business

Govt to bring new telecom policy in next Parliament session after Cabinet nod

Union Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the new telecom policy is almost ready and will be brought in the next session of Parliament after a Cabinet nod

Aircel bankruptcy proves a point: Spectrum is a horrible burden, content is the emerging king
Business

Aircel bankruptcy proves a point: Spectrum is a horrible burden, content is the emerging king

It is quite clear that Aircel seems to be walking into the arms of an eager Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel. What is emerging is a clash of three giants: Idea-Vodafone, Reliance Jio and Airtel.

New telecom policy should ensure equal policies for competing technologies: COAI
News & Analysis

New telecom policy should ensure equal policies for competing technologies: COAI

COAI has placed its submissions on the new policy before the Department of Telecom.

Government will introduce new telecom policy in less than a year; to address security concerns
News & Analysis

Government will introduce new telecom policy in less than a year; to address security concerns

The government may bring in a new telecom policy in less than a year's time to address issues pertaining to consumers interests and security.

National telecom policy: DoT to meet operators, associations today; focus on security, IoT
Business

National telecom policy: DoT to meet operators, associations today; focus on security, IoT

The DoT plans to go for a wide consultation and outreach before finalising the new policy, and expects to have it in place by March 2018.

Government working on a new telecom policy for lawful monitoring of calls and messages
News & Analysis

Government working on a new telecom policy for lawful monitoring of calls and messages

Narendra Modi led government is working on a new regulatory framework for lawful interception and monitoring of telephone calls and messages while safeguarding the privacy of users, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

If Maran is in trouble over Maxis deal, it's because he got a free run under Manmohan
Corporate

If Maran is in trouble over Maxis deal, it's because he got a free run under Manmohan

If the CBI prosecutes Dayanidhi Maran, it will be because Manmohan Singh gave him a free hand in telecom. Maran ran the ministry like a personal fief - and may now pay the price for his actions

India needs to build strong manufacturing base; M&A rules soon: PM
Business

India needs to build strong manufacturing base; M&A rules soon: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said a strong domestic manufacturing base in electronics and telecommunications will mitigate burden of growing imports for the sector.

TRAI following 'one-nation, one-roaming' only in letter and not in spirit, rues DoT
News & Analysis

TRAI following 'one-nation, one-roaming' only in letter and not in spirit, rues DoT

One of the highlights of the National Telecom Policy, 2012, had been the industry’s objective to abolish roaming charges. Last week though, the TRAI

Voda-DoT row: Will telcos have to pay more for spectrum?
Business

Voda-DoT row: Will telcos have to pay more for spectrum?

Telecom giant Vodafone has opposed the 'liberalisation' agenda saying that it is the same as what was already permitted under policy and license.

EGoM likely to meet on 20 June to take call on spectrum pricing
Economy

EGoM likely to meet on 20 June to take call on spectrum pricing

This meeting is crucial to finalise all spectrum auction details before he (Mukherjee) resigns, said sources.