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DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NEWS

‘Relief on AGR to non-telecom PSUs must come only from SC’

December 30, 2019 1:45 am

Senior DoT officials say it is unlikely to provide any relief.

Telecom's linkage to other sectors will emerge stronger with 5G: DoT Secretary

November 18, 2019 4:48 pm

Addressing the ASEAN-TRAI program on 'capacity building and sharing of best practices in policy regulation and development', DoT Secretary Anshu Prakash said the sector is also playing a major role in empowering citizens, contributing to better governance and enhancing transparency.

The revival plan for BSNL and MTNL does not inspire confidence

November 16, 2019 11:53 am

Worried about the future of the public sector entities, the government has crafted a revival plan, including a merger of BSNL and MTNL. In management jargon, the merger could potentially unlock synergies, but unfortunately there appear none on the telecom horizon.

Govt to telecom operators: crack down on those sending obscene messages

February 20, 2019 4:15 am

The letter also suggested to telecom operators to open a dedicated call centre or helpline to receive complaints against such messages

Under strain: ‘No formal proposal yet from telcos on relief package’

November 22, 2018 8:08 am

Need to review issues in totality and in comprehensive manner: Telecom Secretary

Telecom industry going through stress, but it is temporary: DoT secretary Aruna Sundararajan

October 28, 2017 10:05 am

Department of telecommunications secretary acknowledged that it was a stressful time, but a temporary one.

Centre’s directive on mobile towers clashes with Rajasthan draft policy: RTI

February 17, 2016 12:21 am

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.

Own gateway key to satcom, Govt clears funds for BSNL

June 28, 2015 4:06 am

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.

Ensure adequate spectrum before auctions: Trai to govt

October 16, 2014 8:39 am

Also suggests 10% higher price for auction in 1800 MHz band.

Delay in spectrum grant irks Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India

October 06, 2014 12:43 pm

A major tiff is brewing between the country’s top two telecom operators – Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India...