Telecommunication

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

Government may further reduce base price of 5G spectrum 

TRAI recommended price cut  by nearly 39% as against the previously fixed price

published on : 29th April 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

TRAI dismisses USSD fee on mobile banking

The regulator body said it is a bid to boost digital financial inclusion and protect the interests of ordinary feature phone users.

published on : 8th April 2022

‘Government has plans to auction 5G spectrum in 2022’ 

Government has planned to conduct an auction of 5G in 2022, informed the minister of state for communications Devusinh Chauhan in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

published on : 26th March 2022

Exporters see payment hurdles for shipments to Russia as tough sanctions come into force

The US along with its key allies, including the European Union and the UK, have decided to disconnect key sanctioned Russian banks from the SWIFT in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

published on : 1st March 2022

DoT to deactivate extra SIM of subscribers beyond nine connections

The subscribers will be given the option to choose the connection they want to retain and deactivate the rest of the connections, according to the order issued on December 7.

published on : 9th December 2021

Airtel conducts 5G trial using 700MHz Spectrum

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced that it has successfully conducted India’s first 5G trial in the 700 MHz band in partnership with Nokia. 

published on : 26th November 2021

Telcos get six-month 5G trial extension

“DoT gave an extension for 5G trials for a period of six months as requested by the operators. This move goes well for everyone,” a telecom executive told TNIE.

published on : 11th November 2021

Vodafone Idea claims to record peak 5G speed of 3.7 gbps during trials in Pune

Vodafone Idea is currently conducting six-month 5G trials with telecom gear makers Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT.

published on : 19th September 2021

Telecom package to provide some relief to stressed sector: Industry body COAI

The Cabinet has approved the inclusion of only revenues earned from telecom services in the adjusted gross revenue and removal of penalty on dues to be paid to the government prospectively.

published on : 15th September 2021

Any cash flow relief will significantly improve telcos' health: Analyst on telecom package

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is slated to brief the media shortly on decisions taken by the Union Cabinet at its meeting held on Wednesday.

published on : 15th September 2021

India's appeal against Vodafone arbitration award in senior court, hearing in September

The tax department felt Vodafone's deal with CGP Investments was designed to avoid capital gain tax in India and imposed a tax demand, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012.

published on : 1st August 2021