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DoT, Meity to hold meeting of smartphone firms and telcos to resolve 5G issues

NEW DELHI: Top officials of the DoT and IT ministry have called a joint meeting of smartphone companies, including Apple and Samsung, and telecom operators on issues related to provide smooth access to 5G services, a government official said on Tuesday. While over 100 million subscribers in India have 5G-ready phones, many devices, including Apple, […]

Jio pays Rs 30,791 crore to clear bulk of spectrum dues

NEW DELHI: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL), has announced that it has paid Rs.30,791 crore (including accrued interest) to the Department of Telecom (DoT) towards prepayment of the entire deferred liabilities pertaining to spectrum acquired in auctions of year 2014, 2015, 2016 and the spectrum acquired in year 2021 through trading of right […]

Telcos attend pre-bid spectrum auction forum; queries by January 15, says DoT

NEW DELHI:Telecom firms like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea on Tuesday participated in pre-bid conference for spectrum auctions, as the telecom department asked telcos to submit written queries regarding the rules and processes by January 15, according to sources. During the pre-bid conference, operators raised queries on aspects such as earnest money deposit […]

Cabinet approves setting up of Public Wi-Fi Networks

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval forthe proposal of DoT for setting up of Public Wi-Fi Networks by Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) to provide public Wi-Fi service through Public Data Offices (PDOs) spread across length and breadth of the country to accelerate proliferation of […]

DoT nod for Rs 25,000 crore RJio-Brookfield tower deal

NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the Rs 25,215 crore deal between Reliance Jio (RJio) and Brookfield Infrastructure. A SEBI filing said: “The DoT through its letter dated August 11, 2020 has approved Rs 1,053.50 million downstream foreign investment for acquisition of the remaining 49 per cent of the paid-up equity share […]

DoT set to ask BSNL not to use Chinese telecom equipment in 4G upgradation

NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecom (DoT) is set to ask state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) not to use Chinese telecom gear in its 4G upgradation, which is being supported as part of the company revival package, according to sources. The development comes at a time when Indian and Chinese armies are engaged in […]

Tata Teleservices merger: DoT seeks Rs 7,200 crore bank guarantee from Airtel

NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecom (DoT) has given approval for the merger of Tata Teleservices (TTSL) with Bharti Airtel, subject to the condition that the Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm furnishes Rs 7,200 crore worth bank guarantee, a government official said. On April 9, telecom minister Manoj Sinha gave a conditional nod for the merger, […]

Broadband subscriber base at 463.6 million in August-end: DoT

NEW DELHI: Amid explosive growth in data consumption, India’s broadband subscriber numbers touched 463.6 million at the end of August 2018, up 0.74 per over the previous month, according to official data by the Department of Telecom (DoT). The number of broadband subscribers stood at 460.24 million in July this year. According to data released […]

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