About the author: The happy guy RDB (stands for Rudradeep Biswas) has been writing for Telecomtalk since 2009, covering mobile operators, 3G, broadband, WiFi, 4G, LTE, telecom policies and what-not related to Indian telecom. He is by profession a doctor, did his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

Department of Telecommunications wants all Machine-to-Machine servers based in India

A panel under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has recommended that all the application servers and gateways that are used for machine-to-machine (M2M) services, must be located in India. The panel has suggested so on the grounds of national security. The DoT panel has also recommended that M2M service providers (MSPs) should be jointly governed under the regulations of the specific industry vertical where such M2M services are deployed along

WiFi Can be a Game changer for Reliance Jio

Around 2 years back WiFi was a technology from Mars for Indian. But WiFi now sees its mass adoption, thanks to public WiFi offerings, cheap home broadband. People are creating WiFi at their homes as they have more than one internet enabled devices. For Jio Wifi is important to reach existing non 4G mobile phone users. On the preview website we saw two of such Wifi router devices. These devices

Supreme Court of India nod to Vodafone, Airtel on 3G intra-circle roaming pact

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has declined to stay a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) order allowing operators to offer third generation (3G) services in circles in which they didn't have the required spectrum. After the judgement, the telecom operators can continue providing 3G roaming facility to mobile phone subscribers beyond their allotted zones through pacts with other service providers. The apex court's decision follows a petition

Government issues reminder to TV channels to apply for fresh security clearance

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued reminders for television channels to apply for fresh security clearance for 10 years, by 26 December. The government of India last month set out the format in which applications should be sent by news and non-news television channels seeking Home Ministry security clearance to uplink or downlink and current affairs TV channels. The companies owning TV channels will now have to furnish the

Latest TAM TV ratings show Star Plus and MSM channels registering gains

India's popular TV channel, Star Plus saw a significant rise in the viewership as it reported 660,929 GVTs, up from 642,101 GVTs, according to the latest TAM TV ratings. The channel’s chart topper Diya Aur Baati Hum gained a few numbers and registered 14,010 TVTs, up from 13,109 TVTs followed by Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai that spotted 9,149 TVTs, up from 8,400 TVTs at number two and Ye Hai

Signalling Point Codes allotted to Reliance Jio in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has assigned signalling point codes to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd for launching its national long distance (NLD) and international long distance (ILD) services. The codes have been allotted in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata. Signalling Point Codes are required to establish interconnection between two networks. The codes have to be used within six months, or they would be withdrawn, according to the regulations under which

Delhi High Court asks OnePlus to stop selling its smartphones in India

On Tuesday the Delhi High Court granted an interim relief to Xiaomi, allowing it to sell devices which are powered by Snapdragon based devices. According to the court order, Indian handset manufacturer, Micromax has been granted an injunction as the OnePlus One infringes its exclusive right to have the Cyanogen OS software in India. “Gurgaon-based consumer electronics manufacturer Micromax Informatics Ltd on Tuesday secured a temporary injunction from the Delhi high court against

Pesky calls and SMS complaints drop by 80 per cent, thanks to TRAI’s timely action

As we know, Government of India had blacklisted telemarketers for making pesky calls implying any person or entity who gets blacklisted will not get telecom connection for a period of two years from the date they were named in the list. The number of complaints for unsolicited commercial communications (UCC) stood at 58,446 in 2014-15 fiscal (upto October 31) or an average 5,845 complaints/month, according to the Department of Telecom

TATA Docomo revamps its 3G network using Nokia Networks

TATA Docomo, one of India’s premier operators, is set to offer high-quality mobile broadband services to its customers. Finnish data networking and telecom equipment company, Nokia Networks Wednesday said that it has upgraded TATA Docomo 3G network to HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) technology in Karnataka, Haryana & Punjab circles. “Due to the steep growth in mobile broadband traffic, the operator has modernized its 3G network based on Nokia Networks’ Single

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) unhappy with the recommended reserve price of 800 MHz spectrum

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) is disappointed with the recommended reserve price of 800 Mhz spectrum as it is not in sync with the business and ecosystem realities. SSTL is the lone operator that uses CDMA technology and has asked the government to rethink on the base price for 800MHz band spectrum. It has suggested that the reserve price should be at par with the market discovered price of 1800MHz band

Telecom Commission fixes base price for auction of 800 MHz spectrum

The Telecom Commission (TC) has fixed Rs 3,646 crore per MHz as the base price for the auction of 800 MHz spectrum, which is slated for February next year. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had suggested a base price of Rs 3,646 crore per MHz, which is 17 per cent higher than what the regulator TRAI had recommended. The price of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz as recommended by the DoT