January 20th, 2010 12:29 PM 22 COMMENTS

10 Digit or 11 Digit ? TRAI Released Consultation Paper

With the number of mobile users in India growing rapidly and increase in the number of subscribers creates requirement to revise the National Numbering system of India to accommodate more and more telecom service users. Recently the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued a notice to all telecom service providers to introduces 11-digit number as oppose to the present 10-digit ones. Today The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released... Read More

January 6th, 2010 11:53 AM 34 COMMENTS

India’s 3G Auctions Reschedule to February

The third generation (3G) mobile services auction now will be held in February after being pushed back from their original date of Januarry-2010. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of India, introduces a new schedule related to 3G and Broadband Wireless Acess (BWA) spectrum auctioning. The new process will begin from January 10 with DoT inviting formally inviting applications from interested players. The 3G and BWA (Wimax) auction will take place... Read More

January 3rd, 2010 2:59 PM 13 COMMENTS

Indian Telecom Sector To Be Most Vibrant In 2010

In 2010 we believe that Indian Telecom industry expects to continue with its fast pace of subscriber additions, at least 11 million per month, launch of 3G and WiMAX spectrum, while tariff would continue to slide during the year. The industry having crossed the 500 million subscriber mark earlier in September 2009 itself, the next milestone would be 750 million. (Global research and analysis firm Gartner, in a recent study,... Read More

December 3rd, 2009 7:46 PM 10 COMMENTS

A Raja Inaugurates ‘India Telecom 2009’

A Raja the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology today inaugurated ‘INDIA TELCOM 2009’. India Telecom 2009 is an international exhibition and conference on telecom sector. The trade show is jointly organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Over 300 companies from more than 60 countries with complete amalgamation of international and national participants are participating at the... Read More

November 16th, 2009 10:58 PM 3 COMMENTS

India Telecom 2009 kicks off from December 3

India Telecom 2009 an international exhibition and conference on telecom sector, will be conducted from December 3-5 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The trade show is jointly organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The event will provide a platform for interaction with policy makers, technology providers, R&D institutions, investors, users and academia, according to information posted on ‘India... Read More

November 15th, 2009 10:49 PM 128 COMMENTS

Make Sure Your Phone Has A Genuine IMEI Number By 30th Nov

The Department of Telecommunication has ruled out an order to disconnect all phones bearing no IMEI (International Equipment Mobile Identity) numbers in them. A strict order which is going to be implemented from 30th November 2009 has been passed. All Chinese mobiles and phones which do not have genuine IMEI number are going to be forfeited of services by their service provider. So DOT has issued a notice to all... Read More

October 31st, 2009 6:39 PM 11 COMMENTS

India Officially Scaled the 500 Million Telecom Subscriber Base

India Officially Scaled the 500 Million Telecom Subscriber Base.Thiru A. Raja, Telecom Minister has congratulated the industry in joining hands with Government in crossing the 500 million connection mark well before the timeline set by the Government of India. Delivering the Keynote Address at the Curtain Raiser Ceremony of ‘India Telecom 2009’ here today, Thiru A. Raja said, “About three years back we envisioned to achieve 500 million connections by... Read More

October 30th, 2009 2:36 PM 92 COMMENTS

Prepaid Mobile Service Will Banned in J&K from November 1

Here is a bad news for of Prepaid mobile phone subscribers in Jammu & Kashmir. The Ministry of Home Affairs today announced that Its has decided that no pre-paid mobile connections should be issued and existing pre-paid SIM cards should not be renewed in Jammu & Kashmir after November 01, 2009. As a result millions of Prepaid Mobile service users may no longer be able to use their mobile phone... Read More

October 25th, 2009 11:32 AM 10 COMMENTS

Auctions For 3G Spectrum Across 22 Telecom Circles On January 14,2010

The Department of Telecommunications will conduct auctions for 3G spectrum across 22 telecom circles in the country on January 14, 2010 a pre-bid conference would be held on November 16, 2009. The 3G spectrum will be auctioned in four stages invitation stage, pre-qualification, auction and grant of spectrum and a mock auction will be conducted on January 11 and 12. The memorandum also gives details of the spectrum charges the... Read More

September 26th, 2009 12:00 PM 7 COMMENTS

BSNL Broadband at Rs.99 for Villages in Himachal Pradesh

In an initiative that would take the Broadband Internet service offering in rural areas to a new level, India’s National Telecom Backbone and the leading telecom service provider, BSNL today announced that it will now offer the cheapest Broadband connectivity to rural and remote areas in the state of Himachal Pradesh. BSNL will provide Broadband internet services at just Rs.99 per month on subsidized wireline connection that is to be... Read More

September 24th, 2009 6:10 PM 12 COMMENTS

DOT allots the 80 and 81 series for Reliance Mobile

The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has allotted 80 and 81 mobile series for Reliance Mobile. According to Reliance Communications, 8088 series is alloted for  Karnataka, 8099 for Andhra Pradesh, 8100 for Kolkata, 8110 for West Bengal, 8102 for Bihar, 8103 for Madhya Pradesh circle. The new number series beginning with 80 and 81 will be available for Reliance GSM mobile service in all the above respective telecom circles. Hitherto, the... Read More

June 17th, 2009 6:38 PM 2 COMMENTS

IMPORT OF NON IMEI MOBILE PHONES BANNED

Government of India today banned the import of mobile phone which has zero IMEI or No IMEI which was creating a problem for security agencies to track the culprits the Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a notification. IMEI is a 15 digit code which appears on the operator's network whenever a call is made. Mobiles phones without IMEI number are considered a security (more…) Read More

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