Department Of Telecom

  • Delhi books highest telegrams as 160-year-old service ends 15-07-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: People across India thronged to telegraph offices to experience the thrill of booking a telegram for one last time as the curtains came down Sunday night on a 160-year-old service. Some 20,000 telegrams were booked on Sunday, of them 2,200 from Delhi followed by Kerala with 1,867, a...
  • Telegram was incurring losses for more than a decade: SD Saxena 15-07-2013 04:35 PM

    Would it have been possible for BSNL to continue the telegram service in a small, token manner with an aim to preserve a heritage rather than putting a total stop to it? What happens to all the employees who were engaged in providing the service? BSNL's former director of Finance...
  • Vodafone offers DOT Rs 4,000 crore for licence extension 02-07-2013 05:16 AM

    New Delhi: India's second largest telecom player, Vodafone India, has offered to pay the department of telecom (DoT) Rs.4,000 crore for retaining 2G spectrum in three circles - Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata - as its licence is expiring in Delhi in 2014. According to informed sources, Vodafone wrote to the...
  • DoT likely to slap Rs 650 cr demand notice on Airtel 29-05-2013 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is likely to slap a demand notice of Rs 650 crore on Bharti Airtel for allegedly violating licence norms on subscriber local dialing (SLD) services. "DoT this week has approved imposition of demand notices of financial penalty of Rs 500 crore and Rs 100...
  • BSNL, MTNL may enter into cable TV, broadcasting 09-05-2013 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers is expected to consider a DoT proposal on Thursday that may clear the way for state-owned telecom firms, BSNL and MTNL, to venture into cable TV and broadcasting services to help infuse life into the loss making companies. The Department of Telecom (DoT) is...
  • 3G: SC asks DoT not to take coercive steps against Airtel 08-04-2013 08:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to refrain from taking any "coercive steps" against Bharti Airtel, accused of illegally providing intra-circle roaming facilities in seven circles where it did not have the licences for the 3G spectrum. The apex court also asked the parties to maintain...
  • Kapil Sibal approves Rs 104 crore penalty on Vodafone 04-04-2013 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved a recommendation by two internal committees of the Department of Telecom (DoT) for imposing a fine of about Rs 104 crore on Vodafone for allegedly violating the licence conditions on routing of calls. "It was approved on March 23,"...
  • CBI to soon file another chargesheet in 2G case 01-12-2011 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may soon file a chargesheet against some officials of Loop Telecom and Department of Telecom for alleged misrepresentation of facts about the cross-holding of shares by oil major Essar in the telecom venture in the grant of 2G spectrum allocation case. Both...
  • 'No penalty on telcos till proper procedure evolved' 28-11-2011 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: No more penalties will be levied on telecom operators till reasonable procedure is evolved, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said, a move that will give big relief to the industry. "I have passed an order that no fine will be imposed henceforth till such a time we evolve...
  • 35 telecom licenses to be terminated by March 18-11-2011 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) on Friday said it is in the process of issuing notices to telecom companies pertaining to 35 licenses that failed to meet rollout obligation. "We are in the process of issuing notices to 35 licenses," R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, DoT, said on the sidelines...
  • BSNL may get subsidy to meet its operational costs 30-10-2011 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Loss-making BSNL may get financial compensation for maintaining unremunerative services, like its offerings in rural areas as part of the Universal Service Obligation, or would be allowed to take a commercial decision to continue or exit from such services. "...if BSNL is being asked (by DoT) to maintain...
  • SC to hear 2G spectrum scam cases today 11-07-2011 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear several issues pertaining to the 2G Spectrum scam. This will include an application seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the spectrum allocation by Department of Telecom (DoT) before 2001 during the BJP-led NDA regime. CBI's preliminary enquiry report...
  • S-band deal probe report awaited 13-02-2011 02:25 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amidst outcry over the S-Band spectrum deal between ISRO's commercial arm Antrix Corporation and a private company, the space agency's former Chairman G Madhavan Nair on Sunday said a high-powered committee set up by the Centre was probing the issue. "This matter is being inquired into by a high-powered...
  • Government to cancel Devas deal 12-02-2011 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the S-band controversy, CNN- IBN has accessed confidential documents that has left The Department of Space running for cover. The Department of Telecom has raised the red flag virtually accusing The Department of Space for misleading it on the end use of S-band...
  • 2G probe panel will not grill A Raja 13-12-2010 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: The one-man committee set up to investigate the telecom policy between 2001 and 2009 will not question any former telecom minister including A Raja in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. According to the terms of reference finalised by the Department of Telecom and retired Supreme Court judge...
  • 30 lakh mobiles disconnected over verification 14-10-2010 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: As the Centre pitched for thorough and quick subscriber verification exercise for security reason, the telecom operators on Wednesday assured the government of their cooperation in getting details of customers but asked the Home Ministry to ensure cellphone users were not harassed by the police. So far, nearly...
  • Watch: Get ready for 11 digit mobile numbers 04-04-2009 12:57 PM

    Your new mobile numbers will not be 10 but 11 digits now. ...
  • Govt raises telecom FDI limit to 74 pc 22-03-2007 10:13 PM

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