October 18th, 2018 10:48 AM 3 COMMENTS

Telcos are Required to Inform Subscribers 30 Days Before the Closure of Services

In the last two years, we have seen a lot of small telcos exiting the market or merging with large telcos. During the process, telcos such as Aircel, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices made their subscribers suffer from their sudden exit plans. Taking such incidents to notice, the government has decided to make it mandatory for every telecom service provider to give at least 30 days advance notice to subscribers... Read More

March 30th, 2018 9:16 PM 7 COMMENTS

Decline in Revenue of Telcos is a Temporary Phenomenon: Aruna Sundararajan

The decline in revenue and levy collections from the Indian telecom industry in 2017 is the only temporary phenomenon caused largely by free voice tariff offers, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications told today. “I believe that this is an interim phenomenon because suddenly voice has been made practically free at a time when the voice was driving the market, which is why ARPUs (average revenue per user) have fallen... Read More

July 29th, 2017 7:34 AM 2 COMMENTS

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan Says National Telecom Policy Draft by December

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said that the government would bring out the draft of the new telecom policy by December-end, various media outlets reported. The newly appointed Telecom Secretary said that the Department of Telecom is in the process of setting up working groups. These working groups will help in the creation of the new policy. The Indian government is reportedly planning to introduce the final telecom policy... Read More

June 22nd, 2017 2:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Aruna Sundararajan Is Now India’s New Full-Time Telecom Secretary

The Cabinet’s appointment committee has appointed Aruna Sundararajan as the department of telecom’s (DoT) secretary. Sundararajan, who till now was serving as the secretary of IT and electronics, was recently given the additional charge of telecom secretary after power secretary PK Pujari’s tenure got over. The post of the telecom secretary was lying vacant following the posting of former telecom secretary JS Deepak to the WTO as India representative. According... Read More

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