The instructions, from the Department of Telecommunications, Union Ministry of Communications and IT, clash with the recently announced draft telecom infrastructure policy of Rajasthan, which has regulations on installation of cellphone towers near schools and hospitals.
Moving to regulate satellite communication from the country, DoT has given the initial nod to earmark $8 million to state-owned BSNL for the establishment of a satellite communication gateway in India.
Also suggests 10% higher price for auction in 1800 MHz band.
A major tiff is brewing between the country’s top two telecom operators – Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India…
“DoT guidelines are prospective and effective from August 1, 2013,” the petition read.
The price of spectrum in last auction was about 5 times more compared to that allocated under old licencing regime.
The STB manufacturers have, for long, been demanding tax incentives.
PIL calling for ban on such sites and against absence of relevant laws comes up for hearing today.
Munshi, who called the report “character assassination”, said that Prof Kumar has repeatedly called for reduced transmitted power.
Professor Kumar, who heads the Electrical Engineering department at the university, denies conflict of interest.
India has reduced prescribed radiation levels by factor of 10: DoT committee.
The relaxation in the rules for telcos will make the roll out of 4G technologies easier.
Amended version brings relief to even pureplay internet service providers where most of the players small companies.
The DoT,however,said the merger of the operational Spice licences of Punjab and Karnataka can be taken on record.
In 2007,the DoT had alleged Vodafone,Airtel and Idea rented SIMs to Matrix Cellular in bulk,violating subscriber verification norms.