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

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’

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

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

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

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

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


Delay in spectrum grant irks Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India

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

State cannot take coercive action against cellphone tower operators: HC

"DoT guidelines are prospective and effective from August 1, 2013," the petition read.

TRAI recommends sharing of telecom spectrum

The price of spectrum in last auction was about 5 times more compared to that allocated under old licencing regime.

Govt to classify set-top boxes as telecom equipment to spur production

The STB manufacturers have, for long, been demanding tax incentives.