[

department of telecommunications

]

From January 1, add 0 before dialling a mobile number from your landline

The circular dated November 20 also said that it may inform landline customers about this change. “Fixed-to-mobile calls shall be dialled with prefix ‘0’.
DoT has given telecom service providers till January 1 to implement the newly-recommended changes.(HTPhoto)
DoT has given telecom service providers till January 1 to implement the newly-recommended changes.(HTPhoto)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

The end of Inspector Raj in India’s IT sector

The cadres of bureaucrats whose sole business it was to manage this obscure corner of the regulatory landscape will have to be disbanded and put to better use elsewhere.
(Mint File Photo)
(Mint File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Copy Link
By Rahul Matthan

Reliance Communications insolvency rescue plan hits DoT hurdle

The DoT objection comes after the Supreme Court recently asked the government to clarify how it plans to recover dues from bankrupt telcos, which, apart from RCom, also include Aircel and Videocon.
A man talks on a mobile phone in front of an advertisement for Reliance Communications.(Reuters File Photo)
A man talks on a mobile phone in front of an advertisement for Reliance Communications.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 06:02 AM IST
Copy Link
Mint, Mumbai/New Delhi | By Shayan Ghosh and Ishita Guha

Supreme Court pulls up DoT for claiming AGR dues from PSUs

On Thursday, a Supreme Court bench asked the telcos to file a joint affidavit giving a reasonable time-frame for repaying dues, measures to ensure timely payment and securities, undertakings and guarantees that they need to furnish.
The Supreme Court granted three days to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to reconsider demands.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court granted three days to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to reconsider demands.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Copy Link
Mint, Delhi | By Japnam Bindra

WeTransfer banned in public interest: Official

According to IFF trustee Apar Gupta, the lack of reasoning in the order denies WeTransfer a chance to defend its position.
WeTransfer lets users share files of up to 2GB at once.(Photo: WeTransfer)
WeTransfer lets users share files of up to 2GB at once.(Photo: WeTransfer)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Telcos make part payments, SC refuses to block coercive action

Vodafone Idea’s board on Monday decided to immediately pay Rs 2,500 crore to the department of telecommunications (DoT) and pay an additional Rs 1,000 crore before the end of the week.
Vodafone Idea’s dues total about Rs 50,000 crore, according to government estimates.(Reuters Photo)
Vodafone Idea’s dues total about Rs 50,000 crore, according to government estimates.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mint | By Navadha Pandey and Japnam Bindra

Decoding the crisis in telecom

A bright spot in the economy is heading for dark times
Over the past two decades, thanks to the telecom boom, India’s teledensity has risen from single digit levels to almost 90%. This has been accompanied by economic opportunities, the creation of millions of jobs, and the emergence of mobile app-based companies across retail, education, travel, media, entertainment and just about anything else.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Over the past two decades, thanks to the telecom boom, India’s teledensity has risen from single digit levels to almost 90%. This has been accompanied by economic opportunities, the creation of millions of jobs, and the emergence of mobile app-based companies across retail, education, travel, media, entertainment and just about anything else.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Government directs telcos to pay Rs 1.5 lakh crore after Supreme Court rebuke

Bharti Airtel responded immediately, offering to pay Rs 10,000 crore by February 20 and the rest of its dues before the next date of hearing, March 17.
The Supreme Court asked telecom companies to explain why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court asked telecom companies to explain why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan

Telecom firms seek open court hearing in Supreme Court of review petition against AGR ruling

The Supreme Court has asked the telecom companies to pay Rs 92,000 crore in AGR case.(Reuters Photo)
The Supreme Court has asked the telecom companies to pay Rs 92,000 crore in AGR case.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan

Telcos can do with help, for a monopoly will hurt consumers

A recent India Ratings report put the total debt of the top three telcos — Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, and Reliance Jio — at 3.9 lakh crore or 3.9 trillion in 2018-19. This can be partly attributed to Jio’s unnaturally low pricing, which has eroded the market share of other telcos, apart from forcing them to lower their own tariffs.
The decision to set up the committee of secretaries comes a week after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), and against 15 telcos in a long-standing dispute.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The decision to set up the committee of secretaries comes a week after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), and against 15 telcos in a long-standing dispute.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 29, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Cellphone towers affecting building safety to be razed

Yadav said that once requisite details of all existing mobile towers are obtained, the regularisation process will start.
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said the municipal agency is trying to regularise all mobile towers in the city.(HT Photo)
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said the municipal agency is trying to regularise all mobile towers in the city.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 04:17 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar

Net neutrality rules are evidence of India’s progressiveness

This is the kind of policy-making model India would do well to follow in many other areas — in terms of both content and process.
Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality in New York, December 7, 2017(AP)
Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality in New York, December 7, 2017(AP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 12:31 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Govt’s $1 billion demand from the Vodafone-Idea merger shows it treats the telecom sector like a piggy bank

The Vodafone-Idea deal hasn’t gone through yet because the government department in charge of overseeing the sector -- has been holding things up, says Mihir Sharma
Spectrum charges, which are the source of the dispute between the government and Vodafone/Idea, are seen as one way to meet fiscal targets.(Kriztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)
Spectrum charges, which are the source of the dispute between the government and Vodafone/Idea, are seen as one way to meet fiscal targets.(Kriztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Copy Link
Bloomberg | By Mihir Sharma

Soon, passengers may be able to opt for in-flight WiFi with their plane tickets

The DoT is in the process of creating a separate category of licensees called in-flight connectivity provider, who will provide internet as well as voice services within Indian territorial airspace in both domestic and international flights.
(Getty Images/Vetta)
(Getty Images/Vetta)
Updated on May 25, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Copy Link
Livemint, Mumbai | By Rhik Kundu

Draft telecom policy aims 40 lakh new jobs, $100 billion investment, 50 mbps broadband speed

The draft ‘National Digital Communications Policy 2018’ proposes to address woes of the debt-ridden telecom sector by reviewing licence fees, spectrum usage charges, universal service obligation fund levy.
The draft policy also proposes recognising of mid-band spectrum, particularly the 3 GHz to 24 GHz range, for next-generation networks.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The draft policy also proposes recognising of mid-band spectrum, particularly the 3 GHz to 24 GHz range, for next-generation networks.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on May 02, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Copy Link
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Jio: Vodafone to Delhi High Court

The submission by Vodafone was made while challenging telecom regulator TRAI’s recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Jio.
TRAI has recommended imposition of a fine of Rs 50 crore for each of the 21 circles of Vodafone, except in Jammu and Kashmir, which totals Rs 1,050 crore.(REUTERS File Photo)
TRAI has recommended imposition of a fine of Rs 50 crore for each of the 21 circles of Vodafone, except in Jammu and Kashmir, which totals Rs 1,050 crore.(REUTERS File Photo)
Published on Apr 24, 2018 07:47 PM IST
Copy Link
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Reliance Jio, Vodafone tells HC

The submission by Vodafone was made during the hearing of the company’s plea challenging TRAI’s recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Jio.
A man casts silhouette onto an electronic screen displaying logo of Vodafone India in Mumbai.(Reuters File)
A man casts silhouette onto an electronic screen displaying logo of Vodafone India in Mumbai.(Reuters File)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 07:26 PM IST
Copy Link
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Two telephone exchanges in Mumbai busted; man from UP held

As per the preliminary inquiry, the racket has led to a loss of Rs58 crore to the national exchequer, said an ATS official
The ATS raided the Mumbra house and seized five illegal international gateways, SIM boxes, 95 SIM cards, three routers and one laptop.(HT PHOTO/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)
The ATS raided the Mumbra house and seized five illegal international gateways, SIM boxes, 95 SIM cards, three routers and one laptop.(HT PHOTO/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)
Published on Apr 21, 2018 01:11 AM IST
Copy Link
Hinndustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Data services may soon be allowed on domestic flights

The DoT had in August asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to furnish its recommendations on licensing terms and provision of in-flight connectivity for voice, data and video services.
Once the Department of Telecommunications approves the plan, airlines will be able to offer internet services to passengers flying over Indian airspace.(HT File Photo)
Once the Department of Telecommunications approves the plan, airlines will be able to offer internet services to passengers flying over Indian airspace.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 07:29 AM IST
Copy Link
LiveMint, New Delhi | By Navadha Pandey

Govt’s optical fibre cable project BharatNet entangled in turf war

The BharatNet project has got entangled in Right of Way issues between the DoT and the ministry of road transport and highways. The roads ministry has denied permission to DoT to lay cable within highways RoW until the department pays the license fee.
BharatNet, launched in 2012, is aimed at promoting e-governance by delivering government services related to health and education , skills training and so on, to the rural poor. Until December 2017, only 100,000 gram panchayats had been connected through optic fibre cable under Phase I of the project . The total project cost is Rs 45,000 crore.(Representational Photo)
BharatNet, launched in 2012, is aimed at promoting e-governance by delivering government services related to health and education , skills training and so on, to the rural poor. Until December 2017, only 100,000 gram panchayats had been connected through optic fibre cable under Phase I of the project . The total project cost is Rs 45,000 crore.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 07:30 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta

BSNL approaches DoT for recovery of Aircel’s outstanding dues

The outstanding dues related to various arrangements such as inter-operator settlements like call connect usage charges, tower sharing and intra-circle roaming pacts.
Aircel announced in February that it has filed for bankruptcy.(Bloomberg)
Aircel announced in February that it has filed for bankruptcy.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Copy Link
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, October 23, 2021