April 5th, 2018 5:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Issues 13-Digit M2M Numbers for Telcos to Carry Out Testing

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has now issued 13-digit numbers to telecom operators in the country for carrying out the test of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. These communications include car tracking devices, smart electric metres and so on. DoT allocated the 13-digit numbers to private firms such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, while it's already a known thing that state-run telco BSNL received these numbers from... Read More

December 17th, 2010 1:02 PM 50 COMMENTS

DoT Asks Tata Docomo, Airtel and RCOM To Hold 3G Video Call Services

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed three 3G Mobile service providers, Bharti Airtel, Tata Teleservices (Tata Docomo) and Reliance Communications (RCOM) to put on hold their 3G Video Calling services until interception facilities are cleared by security agencies or Home Ministry. A demonstration was organized by Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices (TTSL) and Bharti Airtel during which the law enforcement agencies pointed out that on-line delivery of 3G Video Calls... Read More

August 23rd, 2010 12:09 PM 20 COMMENTS

India to RIM: Install Server or End Blackberry Services

The Government of India told Research In Motion (RIM) the makers of BlackBerry to install its server in India for tracking its messenger (BBM) and BlackeBerry Enterprise mail service (BES) or close its messenger and mail services. The Govt of India has given August 31st, 2010 deadline to RIM to come up with a solution to address India's security concerns. Earlier RIM had offered to provide information on a deferred... Read More

July 1st, 2010 1:00 PM 43 COMMENTS

Will DoT Ensure That Mobile Number Portability Is Third Time Lucky?

The new providers are lining up with optimized plans and even hotter schemes even as subscribers are hesitant from jumping the wagon as they would need to change the number. In another setback of sorts the new operators and existing one will have to hold on for another 4 months as the DoT has pushed the implementation of Mobile Number Portability to 31st Oct. 2010. DoT can be credited with... Read More

June 30th, 2010 2:58 PM 30 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices Urges DoT to Put 3G Spectrum Allocation on Hold

Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) India's fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, which has bagged 3G spectrum in 9 telecom circles for its GSM mobile service brand Tata Docomo wrote a letter to DoT and demanding that The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) put the allocation of 3G spectrum on hold which is scheduled on Sept 1. TTSL said that till such time as the Government creates a level playing field by... Read More

April 16th, 2010 4:20 PM 20 COMMENTS

Govt Bans SMS Services for Postpaid Subscribers in Jammu & Kashmir

Here is a bad news for Postpaid GSM and CDMA mobile services subscribers in Jammu & Kashmir. The SMS service for Postpaid users has been banned and restricted to 10 SMS per day for Prepaid subscribers in Jammu and Kashmir Telecom circle. The Incoming SMS from rest of India and World are also Ban for mobile service users of J&K.The reason cited for the ban by the government is National... Read More

April 13th, 2010 1:25 PM 34 COMMENTS

India 3G Auction Update, Bids up 24 Percent from Base Price

India's 3G bid price continued to increase steadily entered the third day. The pan-India maximum bid price on Monday was Rs.4324.19 crore, which is 24% more than the reserve price of Rs.3500 crore.The competition among the top telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, and Tata Tele Services will be on peak in the bid for getting 3G airwaves in all 22 telecom circles. The day... Read More

April 9th, 2010 6:43 PM 18 COMMENTS

DOT Withdraws UAS License Issued to ByCell for Mobile Services

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has announced the cancellation of UAS (Unified Access Service) License of Russian-owned, Swiss-registered Telecom operator ByCell Telecommunications Pvt Ltd to start telecom operations (Mobile Services) in 5 Telecom circles named Assam, Orissa, Bihar-Jharkhand, North East and West Bengal, on grounds of security concerns. After the Indian home ministry's concerns about ByCell’s shareholding structure, its source of funding and the lack of clarity about the company... Read More

March 6th, 2010 12:12 PM 19 COMMENTS

S Tel Asked To Shut Down GSM Mobile Services

The Department of telecom (DoT) issued a notice to S Tel Private Limited (S Tel), a new telecom operator in the lndian marketplace, is a joint venture between Siva Group (formerly Sterling Infotech Group) and Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) to stop its GSM mobile services in Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Bihar-Jharkhand telecom circles, citing security concerns. According to the spokesman of S Tel “a letter from the department asking it... Read More

January 28th, 2010 9:13 AM 28 COMMENTS

Mobile nos starting with ‘7′, soon!

Mobile users across the country would soon see yet another series of mobile numbers, possibly as early as February 2010. While the Department Of Telecommunication (DoT) has issued all almost all numbers starting with '9' and '8', the new numbers would start with '7'. You may recall that TELECOM TALK was the 1st to announce '8' series mobile numbers (MOBILE NOS STARTING WITH ‘8?, SOON) on 15 August 2009, which... Read More

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

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