February 1st, 2023 3:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government to Set Up 100 Labs for 5G Use Cases: Budget 2023

The union government will set up 100 labs to develop applications and drive up enterprise use cases using 5G services. 5G is the fifth-generation mobile telecommunications technology, and it has the potential to transform various industries with its high speed, low latency and high capacity features. Some key use cases for 5G include Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC), Virtual and Augmented... Read More

December 6th, 2022 1:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

Truecaller Brings Government Directory Support in India to Help Citizens

Truecaller has just made it super easy for Indian citizens to contact government officials. The company has announced that it has launched an in-app digital government directory which will enable the citizens of India and the government to connect seamlessly. Users will now have access to thousands of verified contacts of government officials at their fingertips. It will ensure that users are not scammed by fraudsters impersonating government officials. Through... Read More

November 5th, 2022 11:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

Changes to the Data Center 2021 Policy Approved by the UP Government

An official release stated that the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday approved changes to the Data Centre 2021 policy to enable the development of more data centres in the state. With the recent opening of the first data centre in Greater Noida and the Yogi Government's decision to establish seven more in the state in the future, for which the proposal to amend the policy received the Cabinet's approval on... Read More

September 8th, 2022 8:42 PM 15 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Board Offered Government a Stake at Par Value of Rs 10 per Share

An official source talking to PTI claims that the government will buy a stake in the heavily indebted Vodafone Idea once its stock price stabilises at Rs 10 or more. The board of Vodafone Idea (VIL) has proposed a stake at par value of Rs 10 per share to the government. The acquisition must occur at par value, according to a SEBI standard. According to the PTI report, DoT will... Read More

September 1st, 2022 1:06 PM 4 COMMENTS

WhatsApp, Signal and More Could Soon be Regulated by Indian Government

The Indian government might soon bring OTT (over-the-top) communication applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and more under a strict regulatory framework. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has reportedly asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to start a consultation process on the same. This wouldn't be the first time that TRAI would start a consultation process on the matter of regulation of OTT communication platforms/apps in India. It... Read More

August 16th, 2022 8:06 PM 0 COMMENTS

C-Space, a State-Owned OTT Platform from Kerala Government Coming Soon

Kerala government is soon going to launch its first state-owned OTT Platform. This OTT platform named C Space is going to officially debut on November 1, and by launching it, Kerala will become the first-ever state to launch an OTT Platform under State Control. The platform has been created by the Kerala Department of Culture, and it has registered over 100 movies to date. Kerala has always been upfront among... Read More

July 27th, 2022 8:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Government to Drive 4G Expansion with BSNL in Rural Parts

The Modi government has been very vocal about the Digital India vision. Following up with that, in 2021, the government approved a project which would see 4G mobile service expansion in 7,287 uncovered villages of India in 44 aspirational districts across five states. This project would definitely be a boost to the digital inclusion drive of the Modi government. Today, the Cabinet has approved the project at a total cost... Read More

July 12th, 2022 3:21 PM 1 COMMENTS

Gujarat Government Must be Prepared to Offer Continuous Telecom Connectivity

Gujarat is going through a difficult phase of heavy rains, which has resulted in floods. According to the weather department, the “intense wet spell” will continue over the next few days. At a time such as this, people need telecom connectivity very desperately. But due to floods, damage to the telecom infrastructure is very realistic, and it results in loss of connectivity which can be very dangerous for many. The... Read More

July 8th, 2022 12:58 PM 12 COMMENTS

Huawei, Vivo Now Under Strong Scrutiny from Indian Government

Huawei and Vivo, both Chinese firms, are under strong scrutiny from the Indian government. Both the companies have been accused of not paying the tax by using unlawful tactics. Vivo India has been accused of remitting Rs 62,746 crore to China. Out of the company’s total sales proceeds of Rs 1,25,185 crore, Vivo India has been accused of sending half of it back to mainly China. The Enforcement Directorate (ED)... Read More

May 26th, 2022 9:51 AM 0 COMMENTS

DIPA Appreciates Gujarat Government For Issuing RoW Policy in the State

The industry body representing the Digital Infrastructure providers industry in India called Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) has shown its appreciation towards the Gujarat state government for successfully adopting the RoW 2016 policy in the state. For those unaware, Gujarat has joined the list of Indian states which have issued Right of Way (RoW) rules for easing telecom infrastructure rollout in the state. This move from the Gujarat government is... Read More

May 10th, 2022 11:02 AM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Asks Government to Make a Decision on Auction of 28 GHz Spectrum Band

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has stated that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) should make a decision on whether the frequencies in the 27.5-28.5 GHz band to be auctioned or allocated administratively. TRAI also added that the 5G airwaves reservation for state-run telco – BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) could be decided soon. The comments from the sector regulator came in response to the telecom department’s back reference... Read More

May 6th, 2022 9:55 PM 5 COMMENTS

VPN Service Providers Find Themselves in a Fix With the Latest Order Issued by the Government

The government recently released an order according to which Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers are required to keep user data for at least five years and share records with authorities when required. This has resulted in these service providers being worried about their position and major companies like NordVPN have also considered leaving the country if they don’t get privacy to serve their customers. Let’s know more. The Problem... Read More

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