Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw


Vaishnaw: BSNL 5G by next Aug, to be based on non-standalone architecture

October 02, 2022 10:22 am

In July, the government had cleared a Rs 1.64 lakh crore booster shot for the loss-making BSNL with an aim to upgrade the operator’s network to 4G, while de-stressing its balance sheet. The four-year turnaround plan includes both a cash component and a non-cash component.

Delhi Confidential: In draft telecom Bill, an analogy to 'atma'

September 24, 2022 7:47 am

The draft telecom Bill has an interesting take on defining spectrum as a resource, where it goes on to compare it to the “atma”.

New telecom bill likely to be in place in 6-10 months: Ashwini Vaishnaw

September 23, 2022 2:31 pm

"Basis consultation process, we will create final draft. That draft will then go through committee processes of Parliament. Then it has to go (to) Parliament. I see a timeline of 6-10 months but we are not in a hurry," Vaishnaw said when asked about a timeline for implementation of the final bill.

Why we need to build a framework for global digital governance

September 20, 2022 9:14 am

Mansi Kedia writes: India's G20 presidency is a chance to address common challenges of regulating Big Tech

Sabarmati, Ahmedabad railway stations to be revamped

September 14, 2022 4:49 am

Union Minister Amit Shah's announcement last month that the Ahmedabad Railway station at Kalupur will be redeveloped based on architecture of Sun temple at Modhera.

Rs 30K-crore revenue eyed off 300 upcoming cargo terminals

September 09, 2022 2:59 am

With each cargo terminal enabling an additional revenue of Rs 100 crore — as per internal calculations by officials — the national transporter is eyeing a revenue of around Rs 30,000 crore in about five years’ time, enabled by the web of cargo terminals.

Telcos may set up infra on pvt property sans nods

August 26, 2022 3:24 am

According to the amendments, notified on August 17 and made public by Union Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday, for the “establishment of overground telegraph infrastructure over any private property, the licensee (telecom company) shall not require any permission from the appropriate authority”.

5G launch in sight: Telcos issued spectrum assignment letters

August 19, 2022 2:33 am

Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted on Thursday morning, “5G update: Spectrum assignment letter issued. Requesting TSPs (telecom service providers) to prepare for 5G launch.”

Minister briefed me on intentions behind withdrawal of data protection Bill: Tharoor

August 05, 2022 12:30 am

Tharoor said Vaishnaw also engaged with him on the “principles that will animate a future Bill”.

Withdrawal of Personal Data Protection Bill: Who benefits from the delay?

August 05, 2022 9:45 pm

Apar Gupta and Tejasi Panjiar write: The reasons provided to justify the withdrawal of the bill are not convincing. Status quo in the unregulated collection and exploitation of personal data of millions of Indians is disturbing