Universal Service Obligation Fund
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.
11 Dec 2017
Airtel to connect 2,100 northeast villages in 18 months
Bharti Airtel has signed an MoU with the Department of Telecom and the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to provide mobile connectivity to 2,100 uncovered villages in the northeast.
10 Jun 2017
BSNL will install 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to bridge digital divide
BSNL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to have 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural exchanges within the next six months.
21 Dec 2016
Government looks to launch Digital Village program
The government is looking to unveil a new Digital Village program across the country, reports said.
03 Aug 2016
Government asks Tech Giants to provide 'desi' email addresses soon
In a meeting held last month, the Electronics and IT Ministry has asked email providers to enable signing up for email addresses in Indian languages, especially Hindi.