Department of Telecommunications
22 Jul 2020
With rising coronavirus cases overwhelming the medical infrastructure, the government has, once again, decided to relax remote working norms for IT companies and BPOs.
18 Jun 2020
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.
01 Jun 2020
WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.
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.
02 Mar 2020
Finally, you will be able to use internet service on domestic Indian flights.
01 Mar 2020
Vodafone Idea has written to the Department of Telecommunications, seeking higher tariffs for data and minimum monthly connection charge.
18 Feb 2020
Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.
14 Feb 2020
The Supreme Court was mighty furious on Friday and issued show-cause notices to telecom companies over their failure to clear Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues.
05 Dec 2019
Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.
01 Oct 2019
In a major development, Redtube and Pornhub have made a return in India.
17 Apr 2019
If there's anything that annoys us when we board a flight in India, it's the lack of internet.
22 Feb 2019
Anyone who has been a victim of stalking on WhatsApp will know that it is a very unpleasant experience.
16 Feb 2019
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will launch 4G service in Bihar by the end of this month.
13 Feb 2019
Among Indian internet users, its common knowledge now that hundreds of popular porn websites have been blocked by internet providers or 4G providers like Airtel, Jio, BSNL etc.
12 Feb 2019
A day after it was reported that certain Xiaomi, OnePlus smartphones had fared poorly in a radiation test, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has issued a clarification.
27 Nov 2018
Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.
20 Nov 2018
Following an earlier assurance by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) that Aadhaar would not be required to purchase a SIM card or avail of telecom services, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has officially confirmed the same.
01 Nov 2018
In a repeat performance of 2015, Indian broadband and cellular network operators are all complying with the Department of Telecommunications' (DoT) order to ban 827 porn websites.
27 Oct 2018
Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) issued directions to internet service providers (ISPs) across India, asking them to ban 827 pornographic websites based on an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.
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.
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.
05 Oct 2018
In a bid to support 5G roll-out in India, Chinese tech giant Huawei has submitted a proposal to take part in upcoming field trials.
19 Sep 2018
Following reports that India is planning to exclude Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from 5G trials in the country, China, on Wednesday, sought a "level playing field, transparent and fair environment" for 5G trials in India.
31 Aug 2018
Following the Department of Telecommunications' approval in July, the long-awaited merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has finally been completed.
07 Aug 2018
The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.
26 Jul 2018
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.
12 Jun 2018
Hola! Missed the business headlines of the day? No worries, here's your daily wrap of business news.
23 May 2018
Around 4,072 mobile towers will be set up by the government in 10 Naxal-affected states to improve the telecom network in such places.
30 Oct 2017
The SC slammed the WB government for challenging the Centre's directions on Aadhaar, saying a state cannot challenge the Centre's laws in a federal structure.
25 Oct 2017
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee opposed the mandatory Aadhaar-phone number linking and said she will not link them even if her mobile connection is snapped.
25 Oct 2017
The Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications has reportedly decided to shut down its 2G mobile services within a month and terminate thousands of employees by 30 November.
12 Oct 2017
India's largest telco Bharti Airtel will be absorbing Tata Teleservices, Tata Group's struggling telecom business.
02 Oct 2017
Due to the disruption caused by Jio in the already financially strained telecom sector, some players decided to merge in order to survive.
01 Sep 2017
Under new rules issued by the communication ministry, the government now has the legal power to temporarily shut down phone and internet services in the event of a "public emergency" or for "public safety".
08 Aug 2017
The DTH (Direct-to-home) service providers and cable operators have launched a price war to attract customers.
05 May 2017
Mumbai, the first Indian city to have government Wi-Fi connectivity, now has about three lakh people who access the services daily.
08 Mar 2017
TRAI has stated that a lack of reforms was responsible for the poor performance of the Indian telecom industry.
07 Feb 2017
Airtel and Idea Cellular have filed fresh appeals against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's order that Reliance Jio's 'Happy New Year' offer was distinct from the Jio Welcome Offer.
04 Feb 2017
The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) has approved Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio to proceed with its "Happy New Year" offer and give 1GB free data everyday.
30 Jan 2017
Vodafone India moved the Delhi High Court against Reliance Jio's 'Happy New Year' offer.