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Wednesday, December 01, 2021



DoT asks Elon Musk's Starlink to stop bookings, says ‘not a licencee’

November 27, 2021 10:09 am

In a press release late on Friday, the DoT said that Starlink Internet Services, a division of SpaceX, was not “licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India being advertised to the public”.

Rs 3,050-cr DoT penalty notice to Vi, Airtel may set off legal tussle

October 04, 2021 4:46 am

The industry — operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea — received a jolt when late evening on September 30, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sent notices to them asking to pay a cumulative penalty of Rs 3,050 crore within three weeks.

As rural Net project lags, IT Ministry’s CSC seeks to buy out PSU

September 29, 2021 7:29 am

CSC is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the IT Ministry, as part of which centres in rural areas provide various government services such as the making of PAN and Aadhaar card, registration for passport services, and payment of electricity and other bills.

Task cut out for DoT to convince FinMin on telecom relief package

August 09, 2021 12:20 am

Among the relief package options are a possibility of extending the moratorium on spectrum payment obligations by few more years or allowing the telcos to encash, for some years, the bank guarantees the they have submitted before asking them to re-submit, the sources said.

Consumer in focus: DoT & Trai may dash telcos’ hopes of fixed floor price

December 26, 2020 5:55 am

A final decision on the issue is likely to be taken after the spectrum auction in March. The DoT, however, does not want to be seen taking an anti-consumer stance and therefore may avoid the floor pricing altogether, officials said.

DoT accepts proposal on '0' prefix for all calls from landlines to mobile phones

November 25, 2020 12:42 pm

The Department of Telecom (DoT) in a circular on `modification of dialling pattern from fixed line numbers to cellular mobile numbers' said in order to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line and mobile services, Trai's recommendations dated May 29, 2020 have been accepted by the Department.

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.

DoT unlikely to agree on lower licence fee recommended by Trai, alter AGR definition

September 21, 2020 5:16 am

In June, the then Cellular Operators Association of India director general Rajan Mathews had said that the DoT should revise the definition of AGR for all future purposes to avoid any further burden on the sector.

DoT to ask BSNL not to use Chinese telecom equipment in 4G upgradation - Sources

June 18, 2020 8:34 am

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is set to ask state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) not to use Chinese telecom gear in its 4G upgradation, which is being supported as part of the company's revival package, according to sources.

Supreme Court questions DoT demand for AGR dues from PSUs, says it is totally impermissible

June 11, 2020 2:39 pm

"This is wholly and totally impermissible," the bench said, while referring to the demand raised against the PSUs.