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Monday, November 30, 2020



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.

Vodafone Idea pays Rs 3,354 crore to DoT in AGR dues, claims principal amount fully paid

March 16, 2020 1:11 pm

Vodafone Idea had already made a part payment of Rs 2,500 crore on February 17, and Rs 1,000 crore on February 20.

DoT seeks Rs 48,000 crore from Oil India in telecom dues; company to challenge it in TDSAT

January 20, 2020 4:53 pm

Oil India Ltd (OIL) is the second oil and gas firm after GAIL India to have been slapped a demand notice. From gas utility GAIL, the DoT has sought Rs 1.72 lakh crore.

DoT meets telecom operators, vendors to discuss 5G trials

December 31, 2019 3:33 pm

The meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash, lasted for over an hour. An official with one of the telcos said that all operators attended the meeting.

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.

SIM cards issued via Aadhaar verification won't be disconnected, re-verification of KYC voluntary: UIDAI-DoT

October 18, 2018 12:18 pm

The statement clarified there is no direction by the Supreme Court to disconnect mobile numbers issued through Aadhaar eKYC.