Department of Telecom

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

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

DoT, Meity to hold joint meeting of smartphone firms, telecom operators to resolve 5G issues

Bharti Airtel is the only company to have commercially launched 5G services while Jio has started beta trials.

published on : 11th October 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

Telecom dept seeks Trai's view to regulate internet calling, messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal

Telcos have frequently asked that internet calling and messaging apps should pay the same level of licence fee among other things as applicable on telecom operators and internet service providers.

published on : 31st August 2022

Govt eases norms to deploy 5G infrastructure

Telecom licensees will be able to use street infrastructure to deploy equipment at a nominal cost.

published on : 26th August 2022

5G spectrum: Airtel pays Rs 8,312.4 crore to DoT to clear 4-year instalment in advance

The company had an option to pay Rs 3,848.88 crore upfront and the rest in 19 annual instalments.

published on : 17th August 2022

Department of Telecommunications invites enterprises to study demand for 5G network

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Wednesday invited enterprises to study the demand for direct assignment of spectrum to set up captive non-public networks (CNPN).

published on : 11th August 2022

4 firms, Rs 4.3 lakh crore worth airwaves: All you need to know about India's 5G auction

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship Adani Enterprises are in the race.

published on : 26th July 2022

Telecom Dept hasn't reviewed spectrum pricing mechanism for captive users: CAG report

It suggested that the DoT should establish a permanent set-up comprising all stakeholders for a periodical review of spectrum planning, availability, allotments, assignments and pricing.

published on : 19th July 2022

'Buy from trusted sources only': Ahead of 5G rollout, Centre bars Chinese telecom equipment

Tightening the rules for telecom licences, the Department of Telecommunications told telecom companies to source devices only from ‘trusted sources’.

published on : 12th July 2022

DoT warns e-commerce firms on illegal sale of wireless jammers, network boosters

Telecom industry body Cellular Operators of India said citizens are unaware that buying, selling, installation and possession of mobile signal boosters is a punishable offence.

published on : 4th July 2022

Spectrum usage charges to be reduced for telecom companies buying radiowaves in 5G auction

The DoT, in the order dated June 21, has removed spectrum usage charge (SUC) from the radiowaves that will be bought in the auction scheduled to start from July 26.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Government extends telecom PLI scheme by 1 year for building 5G in the country

In a bid to build a strong ecosystem for 5G in the country, the government on Monday extended the production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for design-led manufacturing by one year. 

published on : 21st June 2022

5G auction to increase telcos’ debt: Analysts

ICRA predicts participation in the auction to be about Rs 1.0-1.1L cr, in which upfront payment is likely to be Rs 10K cr

published on : 16th June 2022

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation cuts optical fibre cable laying charges to Rs 1,000 per km

COAI said BMC was levying Rs 1 lakh per km for trenching activity as per rules framed in 2015, but added that as per directions issued by the Department of Telecom in 2016.

published on : 25th May 2022

DoT launches portal for rollout of 5G services

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) on Saturday launched Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal to facilitate easy rollout of 5G services in the country. 

published on : 15th May 2022

Vodafone Idea debt a challenge; fundraise critical for competitiveness, say analysts

According to a JP Morgan report, high leverage makes the value of Vodafone Idea (VIL) equity complicated and very sensitive to small changes in assumptions, thus largely unforecastable.

published on : 13th May 2022

DoT asks Trai to reduce 5G spectrum base price

The department also urged the telecom regulator to reserve 5G spectrum for state-owned BSNL and exclude the telco from the upcoming auction.

published on : 10th May 2022
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