Articles about Telecom Sector
16 Sep 2021
Sensex hits fresh record in early trade; Nifty above 17,560
Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 150 points in early trade to scale a fresh lifetime high of 58,875.78 on Thursday, tracking gains in index majors Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, and HCL Tech.
15 Sep 2021
Telecom reforms: Cabinet approves 100% FDI through automatic route
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved some much-needed reforms in the telecom sector, including 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic route.
23 Jul 2021
AGR dues: SC rejects telcos' plea seeking corrections in dues
In a major blow to major Indian telecom players, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the applications by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Tata Teleservices, seeking corrections in the calculation of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) owed to the Centre.
04 Jun 2021
'Suit for publicity,' Delhi-HC quashes Juhi Chawla's 5G petition, fined
The plea filed by actress Juhi Chawla on Monday against the setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country has been quashed by the Delhi High Court.
31 Dec 2020
Jio to make all domestic calls free from January 1
Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that all off-net domestic voice calls from its network to other networks made anywhere in India will be free from January 1, 2021.
28 Apr 2019
Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here
Following the September 26, 2018 Supreme court verdict relating to Aadhaar authentication, the government has revamped the digital KYC norms.
05 Feb 2019
How to activate DND on your Airtel number
If you're fed up of endless promotional calls and messages on your Airtel number, here's a solution.
19 Dec 2018
Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram summoned by ED
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was on Wednesday summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the Aircel-Maxis case, ANI reports.
29 Oct 2018
Reliance Jio Diwali, Celebrations offer: Unlimited calling and free data
With the festive season arriving in India, Reliance Jio has announced a special Diwali offer for its prepaid users.
26 Oct 2018
Despite SC verdict, telcos using Aadhaar-based KYC for issuing SIMs
Almost a month after the Supreme Court ruled that private companies could not ask for Aadhaar details, it has been found that several leading telcos are still using Aadhaar-based eKYC for issuing mobile SIM cards.
18 Oct 2018
Re-verification of mobile-subscribers voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI
After the Supreme Court's verdict on Aadhaar, the Department of Telecom (DoT) and Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) issued a joint statement stating that the government will not push for re-verification of mobile service customers.
04 Oct 2018
Here's how Airtel postpaid users can claim free Netflix subscription
Bharti Airtel recently partnered with Netflix to offer, its postpaid and broadband customers, free access to the streaming giant's content.
26 Sep 2018
Cabinet approves new telecom policy, aims to create 4-million jobs
The Cabinet today approved a new telecom policy, now named National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP), 2018, which aims to attract $100 billion investment and create 4 million jobs in the sector by 2022.
13 Sep 2018
Apple's new iPhones will have eSIMs: Well, what are eSIMs?
eSIMs have been around for a while but hadn't received much attention till yesterday.
06 Sep 2018
TRAI to make mobile number portability simpler and faster
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has drafted new norms which, if passed, will make mobile number portability a simpler, hassle-free, and fast process.
31 Aug 2018
4 best unlimited plans offered by telecom companies
In the last three years, the telecom industry has seen major changes such as inexpensive data and calls, free access to music and video streaming apps etc., all of which have collectively contributed to making India one of the largest consumers of mobile internet and telecom services.
31 Aug 2018
India's largest telecom operator born as Vodafone, Idea complete merger
Following the Department of Telecommunications' approval in July, the long-awaited merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has finally been completed.
27 Aug 2018
Tech Mahindra, Microsoft to use blockchain technology against spam calls
In a bid to crack down on spam marketing calls and SMSes, Tech Mahindra, on Monday, announced a partnership with Microsoft that will use blockchain technology to fight the spam call menace.
27 Aug 2018
Airtel offers free 3-month Netflix subscription on select postpaid plans
Bharti Airtel has partnered with Netflix to offer, its postpaid and broadband subscribers, free access to the streaming giant's video content.
23 Aug 2018
No intent to impose blanket ban on messaging-apps: Telecom Secretary
The Telecom Department does not intend to impose a blanket ban on messaging apps and platforms but is seeking technical solutions to curb specific instances of misuse, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said.
09 Aug 2018
Ram Sewak Sharma gets two-year extension as TRAI chief
Ram Sewak Sharma was today given two-year extension as the chief of TRAI.
26 Jul 2018
Vodafone-Idea merger approved by Department of Telecommunications
Confirming what was already on the cards, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the merger between Vodafone and Idea Cellular after the two companies collectively paid the DoT Rs. 3,900cr, and gave bank guarantees worth Rs. 3,300cr.
21 Jul 2018
Your iPhone in India may get deactivated: Here's why
Apple and TRAI are at loggerheads again over TRAI's anti-spam app. This time, new TRAI regulations, if enforced, might result in telecom operators deactivating services on iPhones.
13 Jul 2018
Key takeaways from India's new telecom policy
On Wednesday, the Telecom Commission - the highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecom - approved, in totality, the recommendations made by the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) on the National Digital Communications Policy 2018.
12 Jul 2018
BSNL launches India's first without-SIM internet telephony service
Returning to the fray, state-run telecom operator BSNL announced the launch of India's first general internet telephony service that will allow users to call any number in India without a SIM card.
12 Jul 2018
India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"
In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.
11 Jul 2018
BSNL launches 'Wings', India's first mobile-app allowing Internet telephony service
BSNL customers will now be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country.
07 Jul 2018
Airtel doing away with FUP limits in select circles
Airtel has started to remove FUP (fair usage policy) limit on select broadband plans, which means subscribers can now avail truly unlimited data.
04 Jul 2018
Ericsson sets up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi
Giving Narendra Modi's 5G dream a big push, Swedish Telecommunications Company Ericsson has set up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi.
25 Jun 2018
Soon make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks
According to reports, Indian telecom operators will soon allow users to make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks.
04 Jun 2018
Indians are consuming data like never before: Details here
Indians are consuming a lot of data at the moment, and trends indicate further increase in the near future.
29 May 2018
Planning to get Patanjali's 'swadeshi' SIM-cards? Don't bother, it's fake-news
Yesterday, reputed media houses announced Patanjali's newest product- 'swadeshi' SIM cards- marking Baba Ramdev's foray into the telecom sector.
28 May 2018
Patanjali enters telecom sector with Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card
Foraying into the telecom sector, Patanjali has announced the launch of Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card in India.
11 May 2018
Despite SC and government's orders, sellers still refusing SIM without-Aadhaar
What does one do if establishments blatantly refuse to heed the Supreme Court's (SC) orders?
02 May 2018
50Mbps internet, 40L new jobs: Here's what the national-telecom-policy proposes
The Department of Telecom (DoT) has released its draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) for 2018, and it has some steep aims.
02 May 2018
Aadhaar no longer mandatory to get new SIM cards
A week after the SC lashed out at the Center for misinterpreting its order on Aadhaar-SIM linking, the government has made an about-turn on the matter.
01 May 2018
No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved
Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.
01 May 2018
Airtel launches Rs. 129 plan bundled with free Hello Tunes
Airtel now seems to be targeting subscribers who like to set caller tunes.
19 Apr 2018
Airtel has highest 4G download speeds in India: Report
According to a report by London-based wireless coverage mapping agency OpenSignal, Bharti Airtel has the maximum 3G and 4G download speeds in India.
18 Apr 2018
TRAI launches website for comparing mobile, landline tariffs
In a bid to increase transparency, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a website where users can compare mobile and landline tariffs of different telecom operators including Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea.