May 9th, 2022 8:28 AM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Makes Positive Announcement for Satcom and Telecom Sector of India

Amidst the ongoing battle between the telecom sector and the satellite communications (satcom) sector, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced a new rule that will favour both sectors. The rule says that the telecom service providers will not have to pay network operation and control centre (NOCC) charges which are levied on the use of space segments for satellite broadband, telephony, etc. The DoT introduced the NOCC regime in... Read More

May 6th, 2022 1:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Central RoW Portal Online Now

The Centra RoW Portal of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is online now. It will act as a single-window clearance for all RoW permissions. It is worth noting that the 31 states/UTs are already onboard. The Transport, road, and defence ministries, along with the environment ministry, are going to be a part of it soon. The link to the website is - https: // sugamsanchar. gov.in/ (we have broken down... Read More

April 30th, 2022 8:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Smartphones, Smartwatch, PoS Machines and More Exempted from Testing Procedure, Says DoT

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken the decision to withdraw the notification that was issued to carry out mandatory testing and certification of existing consumer electronic products. The move comes in after facing a strong backlash from the smartphone industry as well as the telcos. The government in a press release stated that exemptions on these widely used products will reduce the compliance burden and will enable the industry... Read More

April 30th, 2022 10:37 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI’s 5G Airwaves Base Price Recommendations Gets the Nod From Top DoT Body

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India recently released its recommendations for the base pricing of the 5G airwaves. In the new development of events, the said recommendations have now been accepted by the highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecommunications on Friday. The decision to auction the spectrum for a period of 20 years has also been made as informed by an official. However, this move comes as bad... Read More

April 29th, 2022 2:34 PM 2 COMMENTS

DoT Might Have a Bad News for Telcos Ahead of 5G Spectrum Auction

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) might be considering skipping availing the airwaves in the 28 GHz band in the upcoming spectrum auctions for 5G. If this is true, it would be a big setback for the telecom operators who have invested heavily in their networks to make them 5G ready. 28 GHz band spectrum would be crucial airwaves for when the telcos decide to launch mmWave (millimetre wavelength) 5G services.... Read More

April 21st, 2022 9:06 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Signs First License Agreement for Satellite Broadband With OneWeb

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has just announced that it has signed the first license agreement for satellite broadband services in India with OneWeb. Bharti backed OneWeb will offer broadband internet services via a constellation of low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites making it the first of a kind broadband service delivery platform in India. OneWeb already had plans to commence services by May 2022 in India. Things seem to be rolling for... Read More

April 15th, 2022 5:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Is Making the Life of Indian Telecom Operators Easy With RoW Draft Policy Guidelines

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued draft policy guidelines addressing the right of way (RoW) procedures across different Indian states to help with the proliferation of modern infrastructure ahead of the 5G launch in India. With 5G networks, the need for more fiberised towers, street furniture for small cell deployment and more infrastructure will increase. Thus, addressing the RoW issues is very significant to ensure that the 5G rollout... Read More

April 14th, 2022 1:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Rollout in India: DoT Working on National RoW Portal for Faster Infra Clearances

5G network rollout in India is not very far away. But for it to be a success, the industry has echoed that the fiberisation of mobile towers is important. But that’s not all the infrastructure that will be required to make 5G a success in India. There’s a clear demand for upgraded and better infrastructure associated with the 5G rollout. But things can’t remain the same in the 5G era... Read More

April 13th, 2022 2:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Panel Will Decide Whether TRAI Recommendations Are Good Enough

A top panel of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will decide whether the recommendations provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are good enough or not. According to an ET Telecom report, the Digital Communications Commission (DCC) is going to take a call on the pricing recommendations provided by the TRAI in the next three to four weeks. A standing committee of the telecom department will start analysing... Read More

April 12th, 2022 8:35 AM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Working on Unified Policy for Fiber Deployment

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is currently working on a unified policy for telecom fiber deployment across the country. Laying optical fiber has been a very big challenge for the telecom companies as well as other communication service providers because of non-uniform policies in different states. According to a Livemint report, DoT is now working on a unified policy on the right of way (RoW) to lay optic fiber cables.... Read More

April 9th, 2022 4:09 PM 2 COMMENTS

BSNL Executives Seek for Return of 38000 Crore Dues from DoT

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) executives on Saturday met defence minister Rajnath Singh and sought help with a faster rollout of the 4G network across India along with the return of Rs 38,000 crore from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). According to an ET Telecom report, in addition to this, the executives requested an extension of the 2G license. The Sanchar Nigam Executive Association (SNEA), which represents over 11000 BSNL... Read More

April 8th, 2022 2:04 PM 6 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea and Airtel Get Thousands of Crores Back from DoT in BGs

In a fresh development, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court (SC) confirming that it has returned the bank guarantees (BGs) to Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Bharti Airtel. DoT had to return approximately Rs 15,000 crore to Vi and Rs 7,000-Rs 8,000 crores to Airtel in BGs. The DoT has returned the BGs because the telcos have opted for a moratorium of four years... Read More

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