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Department of Telecommunications


DoT approves telcos' applications for 5G trials; no Chinese tech for trials

May 05, 2021 12:26 pm

The latest move also indicates that the government may bar Chinese companies from participating in rolling out of the 5G services in the country.

Cable connectivity, other projects: Industry seeks easier bid criteria

March 28, 2021 6:27 am

“22 foreign and Indian companies raised their concerns against the eligibility criteria, which are neither as per the CVC guidelines nor ITU standards due to which most of the interested companies are not able to bid,” TEMA’s letter to Prakash read.

5G to roll out in India by early-2022; parliamentary panel pulls up DoT for delay

February 08, 2021 10:16 pm

The Standing Committee on Information Technology pulled up the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for delay in the launch of 5G services when several countries have commercially rolled out the next-generation technology.

Explained: What are spectrum auctions, and what can happen in the upcoming auction?

January 07, 2021 8:29 pm

The last spectrum auctions were held in 2016, when the government offered 2,354.55 MHz at a reserve price of Rs 5.60 lakh crore.

4G spectrum auctions to start from March 1, DoT invites applications

January 07, 2021 5:17 am

Following the auctions on March 1, all the successful bidders will have to pay the amount within 10 days. Kolkata-based state-owned e-commerce company MSTC Limited is advising the DoT on the auction and will also be the auctioneer, the DoT said.

New wireline telephone numbers to be allocated on basis of actual utilisation

October 25, 2020 7:32 am

The data on total utilisation of numbers allocated in the past shall have to be verified by the regional Licensed Spectrum Access (LSA) unit of the DoT in which the operator is present.

Centre mandates all ministries, public departments, CPSUs to use BSNL, MTNL services

October 14, 2020 10:52 am

"The government of India has, inter-alia, approved the mandatory utilisation of capacities of BSNL and MTNL by all ministries/departments of government of India, CPSEs, central autonomous bodies," a memorandum issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said.

Explained: Why is DoT asking for call data records by the bulk?

March 19, 2020 12:21 pm

Stakeholders have claimed that the government seeking such details on specific dates for certain pockets in the country without mentioning the reason is highly unusual.

Coronavirus outbreak: As work heads home, agencies bolster digital capacity

March 15, 2020 2:54 am

On Friday, the DoT relaxed the rules for “Other Service Providers” (OSPs) to create “Work from Home” facilities without requiring prior permission. OSPs are defined as tele-banking, tele-medicene, tele-trading, e-commerce, and other non-telecom services.

Vodafone Idea says it will pay AGR dues, continuation of biz depends on SC order

February 16, 2020 1:37 am

Vodafone Idea, however, again reiterated that it ability to “continue as a going concern” was dependent on the outcome of its modification plea for the order, which had asked them to pay the AGR dues within three months.