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

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

Testing must for telecom equipment from October 2018: DoT

All telecom equipment used by operators will have to undergo mandatory testing and get certified by authorised agencies as per specified norms from October 1, 2018, according to a DoT notification. Telecom networks in the country are governed under Indian Telegraph Act.


Trai to launch new app to rate call quality

Trai said it will soon roll out an app for measuring call quality, enabling subscribers to rate the service quality after completion of a call.

Additional requirement of 4.7 million skilled workers in telecom by 2022, says DoT

The Indian telecom sector manpower is set to more than double in the next five years, creating additional requirement of 4.78 million skilled workers by 2021-22.

Call and browse on board: DoT proposes connectivity on aircraft

Wireless internet on aircraft is provided through an on-board router which is connected to the aircraft’s antenna.

Department of Telecommunication may seek clarification on Rs 3,050 cr fine from TRAI

DoT to seek clarification from TRAI on Rs 3,050 crore cumulative penalty recommended by it on service providers Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.


Wi-Fi services in flights may soon be a reality

Presently, Wi-Fi services and phone calls are not allowed on flights flying over the Indian airspace.

All existing phones to have panic button like feature: DoT

For existing phones, the handset makers will also have to arrange for installation of new software patch at retail outlets

Telecom players request DoT to stop app based calling

COAI has requested DoT to take proactive steps to stop calls through apps, like the one recently planned by state-owed BSNL

Soon dial mobile numbers from WhatsApp, Skype as DoT tweaks license

The move is expected to benefit operators wanting to offer VoLTE services that will help them decongest their networks in metro areas

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Net Neutrality report: No Regulation For Messaging Services Like What's App

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has released its final report on Net Neutrality.