Communication

Government may bring OTT players under licence

The official, citing anonymity, also told this newspaper that the government will most likely introduce the Telecom Bill this winter session of parliament after proper consultation. 

published on : 1st December 2022

Jio gets NCLT nod to acquire Reliance Infratel 

In November 2019, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio placed a bid of Rs 3,720 crore to acquire assets of the debt-ridden Reliance Communications.

published on : 22nd November 2022

Paytm shares decline two per cent in morning trade

The firm's stock faced volatile trends in morning trade. It later recovered and traded 0.79 per cent higher at Rs 543.80 on the BSE.

published on : 18th November 2022

India’s telecom bill mystery

This bid for all-encompassing supersurveillance has so far been unheard of anywhere in the world, even in dictatorships.

published on : 15th November 2022

Hilly Sitheri panchayat in TN gets its first mobile network tower

However, as it is a hilly region, blind spots will be there. But the situation is vastly better. We are extremely grateful,” he added.

published on : 12th November 2022

Reforms in satellite communication industry to reduce cost: Broadband India Forum

DoT suggested the single-stage scrutiny process by WPC & NOCC instead of the erstwhile multi-stage process, which used to take 6-8 months.

published on : 8th November 2022

Paytm loss widens to Rs 571 crore; hopes to turn profitable by September 2023

On a sequential basis, however, it witnessed a reduction in losses. Paytm had posted a loss of Rs 644.4 crore in the quarter  ending June.

published on : 8th November 2022

Government approves 42 telecom equipment makers under PLI scheme

The ministry said these companies have committed investment of Rs 4,115 crore and expected to generate more than 44,000 jobs over the scheme period.

published on : 1st November 2022

Satellite Industry not for spectrum allocation via auction

Satellite industry has urged the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to administratively allocate spectrum to them and not take the auction route.

published on : 29th October 2022

Recordings from over 50 species show some 'mute' animals communicate with sounds

The study also found that the common ancestor of tetrapods -- four-limbed animals -- and lungfishes was already communicating using those sounds intentionally 407 million years ago.

published on : 27th October 2022

4G saturation in 30,000 villages in next one year: Govt official 

The cabinet committee approved digital connectivity in 29,616 unconnected villages via 19,722 towers at a cost of Rs 26,000 crore.

published on : 27th October 2022

Committed to provide connectivity across India by 2023: OneWeb

OneWeb confirmed the successful deployment of 36 satellites launched by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

published on : 23rd October 2022

TRAI concern over power dilution in reforms draft

The proposed Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 was to bring a step change in the sector, but the first draft evoked a sense of unease.

published on : 22nd October 2022

With 5G here, data is the new alcohol

In a very short period of time, we shall speak of 4G in the same manner that we speak of telegrams and STD calls, both of which are no longer in our lives.

published on : 11th October 2022

Communication without noise: Non-verbal autistic children express through words, poems, emotions

In February, Jyothi came across an American publication that gave autistic kids a voice. It got her thinking about a similar book with Indian voices.

published on : 9th October 2022

RBI says letter to govt on missing inflation target will be privileged communication; not to be made public

The RBI has to write a letter explaining the reasons for missing the target and charting out details on when it is likely to achieve the target of 4 per cent.

published on : 30th September 2022

Government makes IMEI number registration must for every handset

The mobile makers will have to register with the international mobile equipment identity number of the mobile phones imported in India for sale, testing, research or any other purpose.

published on : 28th September 2022

The saga of over communication

Too many messages confuse me. If something has gone wrong, am I missing something?

published on : 25th September 2022

‘Draft Telecom Bill to bring down cyber fraud cases’

The Indian Telecommunications Bill 2022 will significantly bring down the cases of cyber fraud in the country, said telecom ministry Ashwani Vaishnaw on Friday. 

published on : 24th September 2022

'None of them are our group entities', says Paytm on ED probe against Chinese loan merchants

The federal probe agency also said that during the raids, it seized Rs 17 crore worth of funds kept in "merchant IDs and bank accounts of these Chinese persons-controlled entities".

published on : 4th September 2022
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