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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Department of Telecommunications


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.

No coercive action against telcos not paying dues: DoT

January 24, 2020 7:20 am

A detailed status report of compliance, or otherwise may be sent to the CGCA (Controller General of Communication Accounts) TSP (telecom service provider) wise on 24.01.2020 by 5 PM,” the DoT letter, sent out by the Licensing Finance Policy Wing of the DoT, said.

‘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