02 Jul 2020
Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?
Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.
20 Jun 2020
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy
A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.
18 Jun 2020
Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies
Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.
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.
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.
30 Jul 2019
Telecom Ministry approves plan to merge BSNL with MTNL
The Telecom Ministry has approved a plan to merge state-owned telecommunications companies Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
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
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.
23 Dec 2018
#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly
Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.
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.
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.
11 Oct 2018
Soon, Indians will get a million Wi-Fi hotspots: Details here
In a bid to keep people connected, government is working with major telecom giants to establish a massive public Wi-Fi network.
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.
28 Sep 2018
Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban
Uttarakhand High Court asked the Centre to strictly implement the ban on pornographic websites, taking cognizance of reports that a girl was gang-raped in a Dehradun school by her fellow students after they watched porn clips.
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.
18 Sep 2018
#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease caused by 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis' that often affects the lungs. If not treated properly, it can be fatal.
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.
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.
25 Jun 2018
Soon make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks
According to reports, Indian telecom operators will soon allow users to make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks.
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.
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.
14 May 2018
Airtel violating license rules to sell Apple Watch 3: Jio
The Apple Watch 3 Cellular was launched in India on May 11.
02 May 2018
50Mbps internet, 40L new jobs: Here's what the national-telecom-policy proposes
The Department of Telecom (DoT) has released its draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) for 2018, and it has some steep aims.
01 May 2018
No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved
Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.
26 Apr 2018
'We never ordered mandatory SIM-Aadhaar linking': SC slams Center
For months, the government kept urging telcos to link subscribers' SIM cards with Aadhaar. In turn, telcos kept harassing customers with constant messages.
19 Apr 2018
Soon, browse internet on board flights in India!
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is all set to approve in-flight connectivity (IFC) at its next meeting on May 1, sources said.
17 Apr 2018
Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi
India will host its second Mobile Congress event between October 25-27 in New Delhi, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said at a curtain raiser event of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018.
19 Mar 2018
2G scam: CBI challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi, others
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.
11 Mar 2018
What happens if you don't link your Aadhaar by deadline?
While the challenge to the constitutionality of Aadhaar is still on in the Supreme Court, it's unlikely that we'll hear a verdict before March 31. Incidentally, that is the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various services, including mobile numbers and bank accounts.