DEPARTMENT OF TELECOM
US failed to properly oversee Chinese telecom carriers - Senate panel
It faulted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and "Team Telecom" - an informal group comprised of officials from the Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense Departments - in their oversight of China Telecom (Americas) Corp, China Unicom (Americas), and Pacific Networks Corp, which all received FCC approval for U.S. operations about two decades ago.
Jio vs Airtel: Asia’s richest man takes on the comeback kid after wireless war
Ambani’s Jio had knocked Airtel off its perch in the world’s s...
Trai scraps rule that mandated 100 SMSes at discounted rates
This means operators will have a free hand in fixing charges for such bulk SMSes...
Government notifies vacancy for Trai chairperson's post
During Sharma’s tenure as Trai chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm started services in September 2016 and disrupted the markets, making voice calls almost free and sending data rates crashing to all-time lows
Network vendors urge DoT for production-linked incentive policy
The suggestions were made at a top-level meeting of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Wednesday that was attended by senior executives representing local and global network vendors and mobile carriers.
Mobile tower cos ask DoT to expand permit scope for handling network load
he Industry body Tower And Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) said that around 90 per cent of employees in the country is working from home and the adoption of e-Services, OTT platforms, e-Commerce and e-Governance etc has increased and all this has led to a significant upsurge in mobile and internet traffic by almost 20-30 per cent.
Govt well aware of implications if telecom industry is left without relief: COAI
On Wednesday, the apex court rejected the telcos' self-assessed adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues and ordered them to pay the principal together with interest and penalties. Telecom companies such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata have still owes Rs 82,300 crore to the telecom department.
Palm oil prices reverse gains on concerns over new virus cases, production
Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market.
Trai says not recommended 11 digit mobile numbering plan, 10-digit numbers to continue
As per Trai recommendation, the country will continue to follow a 10-digit numbering for mobile services, and the regulator has "categorically rejected" shifting to an 11-digit mobile numbering plan.
TRAI proposes 11-digit mobile numbers to meet future needs
The telecom regulator on Friday suggested using 11-digit numbers for mobile phones, instead of 10 digits, to ensure adequate numbering resources for user base growth in the future, but advised against migration to a unified numbering system for mobiles and landlines.
Telecom sector will not be impacted by COVID-19: Report
The telcos still owe Rs 90,000 crore in the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, and there is lack of clarity on how the money needs to be paid - whether staggered or at a go, domestic ratings agency Icra said. There is a chance that the debt levels of the industry will rise up further on account of the AGR dues.
Multinational vendors want consultation on manufacturing-led incentive scheme
Gear makers such as Nokia and Huawei say wider consultations are needed before finalising the policy as they have already invested millions of dollars and are hoping to put in more money and export from India.
Vodafone Idea: No proposal before Board on stake sale to Google, but evaluating various opportunities
The Financial Times had reported that Google was exploring to buy a 5% stake in Vodafone Idea.
View: Role of India's telecom sector in mitigating the pandemic
Chief information officers (CIOs) now have the onerous task of planning a 100% business continuity plan (BCP) integrated into all aspects of systems, processes and operations within affordable IT budgets.
Telcos urge DoT to address financial stress
The government officials has assured the industry that additional issues like request for dynamic IP addresses, additional backhaul spectrum, greater relaxation in filing compliance requirements due to the extension of the nationwide lockdown period, among others would all be reviewed and decisions taken speedily to help the industry.
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