Department of Telecommunications
24 Apr 2021
Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT
In a major development that ties Elon Musk and India together, the billionaire's satellite internet service called Starlink could be planning to begin its operations in India.
22 Jul 2020
Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end
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
No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL
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
Why WeTransfer is not working in India?
WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.
18 Mar 2020
No relief for telcos over AGR dues; SC slams Centre
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
Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights
Finally, you will be able to use internet service on domestic Indian flights.
01 Mar 2020
Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls
Vodafone Idea has written to the Department of Telecommunications, seeking higher tariffs for data and minimum monthly connection charge.
18 Feb 2020
Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea
Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.
14 Feb 2020
Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies
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
This is how Indians are consuming porn
Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.
01 Oct 2019
Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak
In a major development, Redtube and Pornhub have made a return in India.
17 Apr 2019
Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights
If there's anything that annoys us when we board a flight in India, it's the lack of internet.
22 Feb 2019
You can now complain to DoT about stalkers on WhatsApp
Anyone who has been a victim of stalking on WhatsApp will know that it is a very unpleasant experience.
16 Feb 2019
BSNL to launch 4G service in Bihar by February end
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will launch 4G service in Bihar by the end of this month.
13 Feb 2019
Porn apart, users reveal Airtel, Jio blocking proxy sites, Telegram
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
Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit most radiation; OEMs decline
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
Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer
Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.
20 Nov 2018
New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar
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
#PornBan: Airtel, Vodafone, others, follow Jio to ban porn websites
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
Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order
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
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.
05 Oct 2018
Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India
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
China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials
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
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.
07 Aug 2018
Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?
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
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.
12 Jun 2018
Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news
Hola! Missed the business headlines of the day? No worries, here's your daily wrap of business news.
23 May 2018
Government to set up 4,072 towers in Naxal-hit states
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
State cannot challenge Centre: SC on WB's petition against Aadhaar
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
Will not link my Aadhaar number with mobile: Mamata Banerjee
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
Reliance Communications to shut down 2G operations, cut several jobs
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
Tata Teleservices to merge with Airtel on 'cash-free, debt-free' basis
India's largest telco Bharti Airtel will be absorbing Tata Teleservices, Tata Group's struggling telecom business.
02 Oct 2017
RCom cancels merger with Aircel, says it was mutual
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
First-ever rules allow government to shutdown internet
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
TRAI to allow set-top box portability soon!
The DTH (Direct-to-home) service providers and cable operators have launched a price war to attract customers.
05 May 2017
30,000 people using Mumbai's free WiFi daily for porn!
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
Fight between DoT and TRAI over Jio offers
TRAI has stated that a lack of reforms was responsible for the poor performance of the Indian telecom industry.
07 Feb 2017
Jio's 'Happy New Year' offer faces more trouble
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
TRAI gives nod to Jio's 'Happy new year' offer
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.