Department of Telecom
18 Mar 2020
The Supreme Court on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre for its plea seeking more time to recover adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues from telecom companies.
03 Mar 2020
Vodafone is trying every bit to remain relevant in India as it struggles to clear the adjusted gross revenue dues of Rs. 53,000 crore. Recently, the telco wrote to the Department of Telecom seeking higher tariffs for data, calls and connection charges.
27 May 2019
The 5G committee has asked the government to formulate "flexible conditions including sufficient quantum and duration of the spectrum, unified license, and single-window clearance" to conduct 5G trials, according to a report.
16 Feb 2019
In a bid to keep people connected, the government and leading telecom giants are working to establish a massive public Wi-Fi ecosystem.
09 Jan 2019
In the past six months, the Department of Telecom has issued notification to block numerous websites.
06 Nov 2018
Telecom operators are rolling out a new digital KYC verification process for issuing new connections and bringing more customers onboard.
26 Oct 2018
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.
25 Oct 2018
In compliance with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, the Centre has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 827 porn websites, PTI reports.
20 Oct 2018
Debunking fears that telecom services would be discontinued if customers chose to remove their Aadhaar details from telecom service providers, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), on Thursday, clarified that services would not be discontinued during the documentation change process.
18 Oct 2018
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.
13 Jul 2018
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
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 customers will now be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country.
22 Jun 2018
The first Nokia phone to embrace the notch, Nokia X6 has been launched by HMD Global in China last month.
02 May 2018
The Department of Telecom (DoT) has released its draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) for 2018, and it has some steep aims.
19 Mar 2018
Nearly three months after former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others were acquitted in the 2G scam case, the CBI has challenged the court's decision.
25 Feb 2018
Tech Mahindra has set up a lab in Bengaluru, in association with US chipmaker Intel as part of its preparedness for 5G services expected to be rolled out by 2019, said a top executive of the IT firm.
21 Feb 2018
The Department of Telecom (DoT), in a bid to improve security, has issued a notification wherein it has asked the telecom players to issue mobile numbers carrying 13 digits. The notification has sent people into tizzy, who are asking the necessity of this step.
20 Jan 2018
After being exonerated in the 2G scam case, ex-telecom minister A Raja has made explosive claims against former CAG Vinod Rai and the ruling BJP. This is all part of a tell-all book 'The 2G Saga Unfolds'. This book was released on January 19.
21 Dec 2017
In a major setback, the Patiala House Court has acquitted all accused in the massive 2G scam. This includes Telecom minister A Raja, DMK RS member Kanimozhi and others.
11 Dec 2017
Bharti Airtel has signed an MoU with the Department of Telecom and the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to provide mobile connectivity to 2,100 uncovered villages in the northeast.
28 Nov 2017
As the net neutrality debate gains steam in the US, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued its recommendations on the matter here.
01 Nov 2017
The SC is hearing several petitions against the mandatory need for Aadhaar to access various schemes, including telecom services.
30 Oct 2017
While hearing WB's petition against mandatory Aadhaar, the SC noted that a state can't challenge the parliament's mandate in a federal structure.
25 Sep 2017
The government has made the tampering of IMEI number, i.e. a unique 15-digit number assigned to every mobile device, a punishable offense.
22 Apr 2017
Data users will soon be able to buy low-cost Wi-Fi-powered data packs from community kirana shops and even the 'thela wallah', or street vendors.