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

April 22nd, 2021 7:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Department Must Ensure Continued Connectivity: TAIPA

The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has requested the telecom department to ensure continued connectivity during the lockdown period. Because of the lockdowns implemented in different parts of the country, the telecom personnel can’t visit and ensure proper maintenance and functioning of the telecom tower sites. As per an ET Telecom report, the TAIPA wants the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to intervene in the government’s decision and allow field... Read More

October 15th, 2020 12:04 PM 36 COMMENTS

BSNL and MTNL Services Made Mandatory for Public Departments of India

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is going to be providing services in all the public departments of India now onwards. The central government has made it mandatory for all the public sector units and departments to use the services of BSNL and MTNL. This move by the central government will bring much-needed relief for the cash-strapped telcos. So now, the public departments can’t use... Read More

December 11th, 2018 6:53 PM 9 COMMENTS

RCom and DoT Go Hard on Legal Battle, Telco Files Contempt of Court Plea Against Department

Anil Ambani led telecom operator, Reliance Communications (RCom) has filed a contempt of court plea against the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for not clearing its spectrum sale deal to Reliance Jio in the stipulated period. To recall, DoT had agreed to grant clearance to RCom for selling its assets to the Mukesh Ambani led telco to obtain cash for paring its debt. However, this recent plea in the Supreme Court... Read More

October 19th, 2018 5:19 PM 4 COMMENTS

Telecom Department Asks State-Run MTNL to Reveal Long-Term Roadmap as Part of Revival Talks

State-run telecom service provider, Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Limited (MTNL) is already conducting its revival talks with the DoT. As part of the talks, the Department of Telecommunications has asked MTNL to draft a long-term roadmap on how the telco is planning to sustain the competitive Indian telecom market. All the top private telcos- Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have a pan-India footprint, but MTNL is providing services in just... Read More

June 25th, 2018 1:08 PM 6 COMMENTS

Telecom Department Unable to Recover Debt Upwards of Rs 6,000 Crore from Aircel

Aircel, the debt-laden bankrupt telco is right now going through a big crisis as it is struggling to pile up cash for repaying its dues. As a result, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has also given up on any chances of recovering a massive amount of Rs 6,000 crore along with any interest from the insolvent telecom operator. The Department is serious of the thought that the debt-ridden giant which... Read More

June 15th, 2018 1:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Department Seeks Rs 2,100 Crore Bank Guarantee Ahead of Idea-Vodafone Merger

A government official informed that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) would be seeking a bank guarantee of Rs 2,100 crore for the clearance of the Idea Cellular and Vodafone India merger. The government official quoted "DoT will raise demand for around Rs 2,100 crore bank guarantee from Idea Cellular before the merger of Vodafone India. The amount pertains to one-time spectrum fee of Idea Cellular. Idea Cellular will be asked... Read More

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. [caption id="attachment_163199" align="aligncenter" width="1037"] Image Source: @DoT_India[/caption] 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

November 10th, 2016 4:41 PM 2 COMMENTS

Telecom department to introduce Right of Way policy to help build infrastructure faster

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has framed the Right of Way (RoW) guidelines and is now preparing to come up with a policy soon to facilitate quicker acquisition of land for setting up mobile towers and laying fibre. The move will help the telecom sector to build telecom infrastructure faster. The telecom department is currently undertaking a number of policy-related reforms, including the RoW policy, before it begins working on... Read More

October 6th, 2016 11:06 AM 4 COMMENTS

Telecom department issues ‘letter of intent’ to 60 local firms for VNO (Virtual Network Operator) license

As many as 60 companies have been issued letter of intent (LoI) for the unified Virtual Network Operator’s (VNO) category B license by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), according to a notification by the department. These companies include small businesses from tier-II cities such as Agra, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Surat and Faridabad and metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi. Some of the companies are Sanchar Tele Network Bhavnagar Ambica Telecom Service,... Read More

July 15th, 2015 12:22 PM 3 COMMENTS

Union Ministry sheds its fear of Chinese companies, welcomes Huawei Telecommunications to India

Union Ministry has given a nod to Huawei Telecommunications’ proposal to set up a unit in Sriperambudur, Tamil Nadu, denoting a welcome to Chinese companies which the Government earlier feared to cause security threat to the nation. Huawei’s proposal was kept pending since 2013. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, the vision on strategic partnership with China changed. Sources said that the grounds of security fear from Chinese... Read More

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