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TELECOM OPERATORS NEWS

Telcos begin rolling out alternate digital KYC process for new connections

November 07, 2018 11:43 am

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar, the Telecom Department had issued detailed instructions to telcos on stopping the use of Aadhaar-based electronic-know your customer (e-KYC) and had asked them to report compliance by November 5.

Telecom operators, banks could be allowed to use Aadhaar: Arun Jaitley

October 07, 2018 2:54 pm

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said a Parliament approved legislation can restore mandatory linking of biometric ID Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts, but did not say if the government will bring a new law for the same.

Telcos to submit new public Wi-Fi model by Monday: DoT Sec

September 09, 2018 7:26 pm

A senior representative of a telecom operator, who did not wish to be identified, said that if DoT approves their model then 10 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots can be rolled out within a year.

DoT asks telcos to tweak systems for use of virtual IDs, limited KYC

June 13, 2018 10:17 pm

The Department of Telecom has asked mobile operators to update their Aadhaar verification process, and ask for the virtual ID card numbers instead of the Aadhaar number.

Cabinet approves financial relief measures for telecom sector

March 08, 2018 2:08 pm

In a bid to reduce stress being faced by telecom operators, the Union cabinet has allowed telcos to function over more airwaves, and has also extended installments for repaying spectrum bids.

Telcos can't give excuses for rise in call drops: Telecom Secretary Sundararajan

January 19, 2018 2:38 pm

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan has said that telecom operators cannot get away from the rising instances of call drops, terming telecom infrastructure as a 'fundamental enabler'.

TRAI to meet telcos on January 23 to chart out 2018 agenda

January 17, 2018 4:45 pm

Along with setting the framework for the year's telecom policy, TRAI considers this meet an opportunity to discuss problems with telecom operators.

Subscriber additions by top three telcos decline 37 per cent

May 23, 2017 2:07 am

The top three operators added around 4.29 million subscribers last month against 6.93 million during March 2017.

Nokia sees growth opportunities in network market

February 27, 2017 1:20 pm

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri announced a series of contracts with telecom operators ahead of the Mobile World Congress launch

Simply put: Why calls drop, what telecom firms and govt can do about it

August 20, 2015 1:09 am

It makes sense for a telecom company to pitch for a 900 MHz band instead of 2,100 MHz or even 1,800 MHz.