Articles about Department of Telecommunications

Vodafone Idea shares hit 52-week low amid uncertainty over future

05 Aug 2021

Vodafone Idea shares hit 52-week low amid uncertainty over future

Trouble is mounting for debt-laden Vodafone Idea (Vi) as its shares tanked as much as 24% on the Bombay Stock Exchange Thursday.

AGR dues: SC rejects telcos' plea seeking corrections in dues

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.

Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT

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.

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

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.

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

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.

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

01 Jun 2020

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.

No relief for telcos over AGR dues; SC slams Centre

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.

Vodafone is offering extra 1.5GB/day with these prepaid plans

03 Mar 2020

Vodafone is offering extra 1.5GB/day with these prepaid plans

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.

Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights

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.

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

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.

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

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.

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

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.

This is how Indians are consuming porn

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.

Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

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.

5G panel seeks flexible conditions from Indian government for trials

27 May 2019

5G panel seeks flexible conditions from Indian government for trials

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.

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

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.

You can now complain to DoT about stalkers on WhatsApp

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.

BSNL to launch 4G service in Bihar by February end

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.

Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

16 Feb 2019

Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

In a bid to keep people connected, the government and leading telecom giants are working to establish a massive public Wi-Fi ecosystem.

Porn apart, users reveal Airtel, Jio blocking proxy sites, Telegram

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.

Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit most radiation; OEMs decline

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.

#PornBan: Users access blocked websites through simple back-door tricks

09 Jan 2019

#PornBan: Users access blocked websites through simple back-door tricks

In the past six months, the Department of Telecom has issued notification to block numerous websites.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

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.

New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar

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.

Telcos to replace Aadhaar-based eKYC process: Here's how

06 Nov 2018

Telcos to replace Aadhaar-based eKYC process: Here's how

Telecom operators are rolling out a new digital KYC verification process for issuing new connections and bringing more customers onboard.

#PornBan: Airtel, Vodafone, others, follow Jio to ban porn websites

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.

Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order

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.

Despite SC verdict, telcos using Aadhaar-based KYC for issuing SIMs

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.

Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers

25 Oct 2018

Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers

In compliance with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, the Centre has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 827 porn websites, PTI reports.

How to remove Aadhaar details from telecom operators' records

20 Oct 2018

How to remove Aadhaar details from telecom operators' records

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.

Re-verification of mobile-subscribers voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

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.

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

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.

China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G 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.

India's largest telecom operator born as Vodafone, Idea complete merger

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.

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

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.

Vodafone-Idea merger approved by Department of Telecommunications

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.

Key takeaways from India's new telecom policy

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.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

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.

BSNL launches 'Wings', India's first mobile-app allowing Internet telephony service

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.

Nokia X6 India launch soon, as support page goes live

22 Jun 2018

Nokia X6 India launch soon, as support page goes live

The first Nokia phone to embrace the notch, Nokia X6 has been launched by HMD Global in China last month.