Muntazir Abbas

  • TRAI looks to check misuse of recalled numbers

    TRAI looks to check misuse of recalled numbers

    “Providing a revocation list is important to check misuse. If a consumer surrenders a number, the transactional one-time password will go to the original number. There was no way of redirecting and the new user may gain access to another’s identity,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Ram Sewak Sharma told ET.

    DoT clears Rs 1,500 crore for BSNL, BBNL to pay dues to vendors

    DoT clears Rs 1,500 crore for BSNL, BBNL to pay dues to vendors

    BSNL has already cleared more than Rs 300 crore to vendors and contractors on account of BharatNet-II, the person said on condition of anonymity. The two companies have also disbursed payable amounts to some circles including Uttar Pradesh (East) and Madhya Pradesh, the person said.

    Digital India: Gujarat deploys 18,000 kilometres of fibre under BharatNet-II initiative

    Digital India: Gujarat deploys 18,000 kilometres of fibre under BharatNet-II initiative

    "We have added 18,000 kilometres of fibre in a record time of 10 months with proactive support of ecosystem players including state-run Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) and vendors-consortium which has been delivering well on quality as well as quantity,” Dharmendra Sharma, Director— Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited (GFGNL) told ETT.

    BSNL to also go in for tariff hike next month

    BSNL to also go in for tariff hike next month

    Owing to a tariff hike by Reliance Jio in its voice and data packages, rival companies Vodafone idea and Airtel said they would increase tariff with effect from December this year. State-owned BSNL has also reviewed its plans and is set to raise prices from December, 2019 to beat sectoral stress.

    ITS executives want govt to repatriate them from BSNL, MTNL

    ITS executives want govt to repatriate them from BSNL, MTNL

    “We want the government to repatriate 550 ITS officers currently being posted in the BSNL and MTNL, and have been offered a special voluntary retirement scheme (VRS),” said PK Jain, president of the ITSA. The move to offer VRS would put an additional financial burden on the financially-struggling state-run telecom carriers.

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