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Department of Telecom


Vodafone Idea pays Rs 3,354 crore to DoT in AGR dues, claims principal amount fully paid

March 16, 2020 1:11 pm

Vodafone Idea had already made a part payment of Rs 2,500 crore on February 17, and Rs 1,000 crore on February 20.

After SC rap, DoT orders telcos to clear dues by 11.59 pm tonight

February 14, 2020 6:46 pm

The department's move came after the apex court summoned the managing directors of the firms and directed them to pay an amount of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecom (DoT) by the next hearing, which is on March 17.

DoT directs telecom circle heads to deal Airtel, Tata Teleservices as separate companies

November 11, 2019 11:56 am

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked all its entities to deal customer acquisition process and all compliance related issues of both the companies as separate companies.

Soon track your stolen mobile phone: Govt ready to roll out IMEI database

June 20, 2019 10:59 am

Once implemented in the coming weeks, consumers in India whose mobile phones are lost or stolen can inform the Department of Telecom (DoT) via a helpline number after filing a report with police.

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

November 25, 2018 4:57 pm

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.

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

October 27, 2018 11:02 am

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 asks Internet providers to block 827 porn websites

October 30, 2018 8:24 am

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.

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

October 21, 2018 1:28 pm

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

September 16, 2018 4:29 pm

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

June 13, 2018 3:30 pm

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