Department of Telecommunication

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

DoT may not further cut 5G spectrum reserve price

An official said the lowering the base price of 5G spectrum is not in the purview of DoT but with the cabinet.

published on : 21st April 2022