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Broadband subscriber base at 463.6 million in August 2018: Department of Telecom

According to data released by the DoT on its website, the total number of telephones rose to 1,189.17 million, up 9.73 million over the previous month.

Telecom department asks Internet providers to block 827 porn websites

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) has asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to block 827 websites named in the list issued as part of the order.

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Stop using Aadhaar authentication for verifying existing mobile customers: Govt to telcos

With the new order, telecom operators will have to switch to the previous process of physical verification of customer, ending the use of biometric data obtained from Aadhaar.

Telecom department to allow data service initially under in-flight connectivity

Under the proposed in-flight connectivity guidelines, both voice and data services would be provided to passengers on flights and maritime transport within the national boundaries.

DoT eases Wi-Fi-equipped phones' import, to speed up imported handsets rollout

Companies selling imported devices need not require a permit from the telecom department for handsets with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features, according to an official note, which would quicken the roll out of imported phones in the country.

Airtel to launch pilot Broadband Experience in villages; to use BharatNet infrastructure

Bharti Airtel partners with Department of Telecom to pilot Broadband experience centres in rural India with 100 mbps connectivity

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DoT, aviation ministry to meet next week on in-flight connectivity rules: Telecom Secretary

While mobile phone use will still be restricted during takeoff and landing, Telecom Commission has approved the lifting of a ban on the use mobile phone and internet services at cruising altitudes.

Department of Telecom increases spectrum cap, installments for payments

In a step to relieve the financial stress on mobile operators, the Department of Telecom has increased the number of installments for spectrum payments from 10 to 16.

Government harmonising 5G spectrum: Telecom Secretary

Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan has said that the government has begun setting a roadmap for 5G technology rollout, including spectrum allocation.

No proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL: Telecom minister Manoj Sinha

Even as the Department of Telecom looks to integrate many state-owned mobile operators, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha confirmed that BSNL and MTBL will notbe merged.

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