May 2nd, 2017 2:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Department of Telecommunications Announces Tarang Sanchar, a Portal To Show the Radiation Emitted by Nearby Tower

After launching a unique IVRS portal for checking the call drops, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched a new portal called ‘Tarang Sanchar,’ to provide information regarding mobile towers and EMF emission compliances. With this portal, users can now track the radiation emitted from mobile towers within their locality. Telecom Minister, Manoj Sinha has announced the Tarang Sanchar at an event earlier... Read More

November 20th, 2016 1:42 PM 2 COMMENTS

COAI welcomes new uniform Right of Way rules by the Department of Telecommunications

COAI has welcomed the new set of Right of Way (RoW) rules released by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), saying the rules will help companies improve and augment existing telecom infrastructure, which will in turn, result in increased connectivity in the country. The new rules will streamline the process of clearances for setting up mobile towers by making provisions for single-window clearance through a nodal officer in states. This will... Read More

April 13th, 2015 3:23 AM 11 COMMENTS

Department of Telecommunications to scrutinize Airtel Zero : Report

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will closely examine the controversial Airtel Zero, which is blamed to be violating net neutrality, says a report by a national daily The Times of India (TOI). Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) runs a similar consultation on Over-the-top (OTT) applications and Government’s study will run parallel to it. However, Government will not proceed to any action without considering TRAI’s recommendation. DoT may also bring some... Read More

January 17th, 2015 12:00 PM 29 COMMENTS

Department of Telecommunications forms internal committee to formulate policy on net neutrality

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has constituted an internal committee to formulate a policy on net neutrality issue. The six-member committee will be headed by A K Bhargava, Member (Technology) and will examine the issue of net neutrality from a public policy perspective. The committee will analyse advantages and disadvantages of net neutrality and examine the economic impact of a regulated telecom service sector and unregulated applications and content on... Read More

December 24th, 2014 1:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI asks Department of Telecommunications to limit testing of imported telecom equipment

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written a letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to conduct testing of imported telecom equipment on a sample basis rather than testing the entire shipment, as the latter would impede the supply of key network equipment. The industry telecom body has also requested for phased local screening of telecom network products as the country does not have the adequate infrastructure,” said COAI... Read More

December 22nd, 2014 2:33 PM 2 COMMENTS

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... Read More

September 26th, 2012 5:06 PM 10 COMMENTS

Telecom Operators Defy The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Green Telecom Directive

The telecom sector has once again showed extreme reluctance towards implementing the Green Telecom Directive issued by the Department of Telecommunication, Government of India. The telecom operators have failed to adhere to the deadline to publicly announce their carbon emissions as mandated in the Green Telecom Directive (Direction no. 800-61/2012 Dated 23-01-2012), for the second time this year. Further, the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has issued a request... Read More

June 29th, 2012 2:58 PM 23 COMMENTS

Department of Telecommunications To Slap Rs1,594 Crore Penalties On Five Mobile Firms

The Department of Telecommunications country’s telecom licensor, is to slap penalties totaling Rs 1,594 crore on five mobile phone firms for underreporting of revenues, resulting in losses to the exchequer. The notices would be send to Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India, Tata Teleservices, Tata Communications and Reliance Communications. According to DoT estimates, Bharti Airtel would have to pay penalties of Rs 292 crore and Vodafone India of about (more…) Read More

January 24th, 2023 10:45 AM 0 COMMENTS

5G Around Airports in India: Telecom Department to Conduct a Study

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had ordered the telcos to pause the 5G networks near airports which were operating in the C-band spectrum. The reason was that there was a risk of the 5G networks interfering with the aircraft altimeter systems. The telecom department will reportedly conduct a detailed study into this and then might lift the ban on 5G around airports. The instruction sent to the telecom operators from... Read More

October 31st, 2022 11:50 AM 1 COMMENTS

Telecom Department Asks TRAI to Look into Quality of Services

The quality of telecom services needs to be very high in order for consumers and the nation to leap forward into a digital economy. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has had discussions with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), asking the sector regulator to look into the quality of services being provided to consumers. There are still many scenarios of call drops and slow data speeds. TRAI has been... Read More

September 13th, 2022 11:15 AM 3 COMMENTS

Jio Satellite Arm Receives LoI from Telecom Department for Broadband from Space

Reliance Jio, a leading telecom operator in India, also plans to offer satellite broadband services through its satcom (satellite communications) arm - Jio Satellite Communications Ltd (JSCL). The company applied for the Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite Services (GMPCS) license earlier this year. OneWeb, backed by the Bharti Group, has already secured this license. According to an ET report, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has provided JSCL with a... Read More

August 8th, 2022 7:15 PM 3 COMMENTS

5G Launch Date Hinted by Minister of State for Telecommunications

The much anticipated high-speed 5G services should go live in about a month, according to Monday's remarks from the Minister of State for Telecom Devusinh Chauhan. Chauhan stated that India is likely to install locally built and produced 5G telecom gear by the end of this year for 5G services while speaking at the Regional Standardization Forum (RSF) for Asia and Oceania's opening event. "In approximately a month, 5G mobile... Read More

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