Articles about Department of Telecommunications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.