DoT

  • DoT mulling to set up pan-India secure network 08-01-2012 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: In an effort to provide secure Internet environment in the country, DoT is mulling to set-up a pan-India secure network with an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore, providing a fool-proof infrastructure for telecom and internet communication exclusively for government use. "To develop and deploy a pan-India secure...
  • DoT likely to terminate 6 Idea Cellular licences 05-01-2012 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Ministry is likely to terminate the licences of Idea Cellular in six circles, including Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab, and impose an additional Rs 300 crore penalty on the company for violating roll-out obligations. "The Department of Telecom will soon send notice to Idea Cellular asking them...
  • 3G: DoT questions TDSAT jurisdiction on telcos plea 03-01-2012 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: The telecom ministry on Tuesday questioned the jurisdiction of telecom tribunal TDSAT on entertaining the petitions of five telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, challenging the government's directive to stop 3G roaming agreements. Additional Solicitor General A S Chandiok appearing for the Department of Telecom (DoT) told...
  • DoT expects 2G spectrum allocation in 2-3 months 23-10-2011 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Department will start allocation of 2G spectrum to operators soon after its decision on pricing of radio waves and priority list, which it expects to finalise in next 2-3 months. "We will like certainly do it (spectrum allocation) as quickly as possible but there are two...
  • DoT may decide on spectrum pricing before Dec 16-10-2011 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: The government is expected to take a final decision on the contentious issue of spectrum pricing before the announcement of the National Telecom Policy, 2011 in December, which will make telecom operators shell out money for the radio waves held by them beyond prescribed limit. "Spectrum pricing issue...
  • DoT writes to TRAI on spectrum pricing issue 10-10-2011 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Ministry has sought clarifications on various points made by regulator TRAI on 'Spectrum Management and Licensing Framework' which will form the basis for spectrum allocation. DoT has found variations in the points made by TRAI during course of its communication with the regulator on the issue...
  • 2G: No clean chit to Maran, CBI tells SC 08-09-2011 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Refuting media reports, which suggested that Dayanidhi Maran has been given a clean chit in the 2G case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the role of the former Union minister is still under investigation. In fact the CBI told the...
  • Relief from pesky calls, SMSes from Sept 27 05-09-2011 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Millions of telecom subscribers (mobile and landline) will finally get relief from unwanted calls and SMSes from September 27. All those subscribers who have registered with the National Customer Preference Registry (earlier known as 'Do Not Call Registry') would get relief from all commercial communications, the Telecom Regulatory...
  • DoT to approach Cabinet for hiving off VSNL land 29-08-2011 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Armed with the Telecom Commission's recommendation to hive-off 773 acres of surplus land with Tata Communications (formerly VSNL), the DoT will soon approach Cabinet for a formal nod to start the process. "A Cabinet note on VSNL land hive-off has been prepared and the matter will be sent...
  • Raja forced BSNL to ink deal with Swan: CBI 22-07-2011 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) produced more evidence of corruption against former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G scam probe on Friday. CBI told the court that Raja used Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to favour Swan Telecom. CBI said Raja forced BSNL to sign a...
  • 2G: CBI questions role of NDA telecom ministers 10-07-2011 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP is now dragged into the 2G spectrum scam net. CBI's preliminary enquiry report indicts the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan for causing losses to the exchequer and favouring private companies, as telecom minister. The UPA government's been facing the heat over the 2G scam but it...
  • TC to consider one-time charge for extra spectrum 03-07-2011 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Amid differences in the industry over major issues, including charges for extra spectrum held by incumbent operators and other related matters, the Telecom Commission, the decision-making arm of the DoT, will meet this week to consider the report of an internal committee. According to sources, the internal committee...
  • CBI charge sheet delayed in 2G spectrum scam 29-06-2011 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI charge sheet in 2G spectrum scam will be delayed. Sources told CNN-IBN that the delay came after the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) gave a new report saying Loop Telecom was not a front for Essar. Sources said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question...
  • CBDT gets nod to tap phones of tax evaders 01-06-2011 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: In the clash of the titans at North Block, Pranab Mukherjee has finally had his way - phone tapping for unearthing tax evaders - this despite objections from the Home Ministry and the Cabinet Secretariat. Post the Nira Radia phone taps by the income tax department, the Cabinet...
  • Idea moves TDSAT as DoT cancels licence 29-04-2011 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group firm Idea Cellular on Friday approached sectoral tribunal TDSAT against a DoT notice to cancel its licence in Punjab for violating merger and acquisition (M&A) norms. On April 21, the Department of Telecom (DoT) issued show cause notice (SCN) to Idea as to why its...
  • Telecom ministry for CAG audit of spectrum 01-03-2011 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The telecom ministry has favoured audit of spectrum, allocated to various agencies and companies, by the government auditor CAG to ensure that adequate spectrum was available. "The fact of the matter is we need policies in place. There are no policies in place to ensure that spectrum is...
  • Telecom ministry opposed S-band deal in 2007 09-02-2011 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Ministry had opposed the S-band spectrum deal between Devas Multimedia and Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix in 2007, two years before ISRO asked for a review. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said ISRO had no power to allocate...
  • BlackBerry seeks time for interception solutions 06-01-2011 07:55 PM

    New Delhi: Blackberry has asked for 18-24 months to provide a complete solution for interception of its Enterprise Mail, but with a condition that its services would not be banned, a guarantee that the government declined to give. "Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry, can provide the infrastructure in...
  • DoT may proceed to cancel new licences 06-01-2011 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Several new telecom operators are likely to take more than 104 weeks time given to roll out services which may prompt the Department of Telecom (DoT) to issue show-cause notices for cancellation of licences soon. The DoT is looking at licences, issued in January 2008 by former Telecom...
  • 2G scam: A Raja's private secretary transferred 20-11-2010 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja's private secretary RK Chandolia was transferred from the Telecom Ministry on Saturday as the Congress begins 2G clean up. Chandolia, who was brought to the Department of Telecommunications (doT) by A Raja, has been sent back to his parent cadre. He is believed...
  • Ex-telecom secretary blows the lid off 2G scam 13-11-2010 10:03 AM

    Bhopal: The former secretary of Department of Telecom, DS Mathur, has blown the lid off the 2G spectrum scam, claiming that A Raja was determined to grant a huge number of licenses from the day he joined office. Mathur, who retired on December 31, 2007 and lives in Bhopal, told...
  • 2G scam may spill over into banking sector 08-10-2010 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: The great Indian telecom scam is threatening to spill over into the banking sector. And at stake is the tax payers' money that public sector banks have given as loan to Unitech Wireless. The telecom giant, now called Uninor, is being probed by the CBI, the CVC and...
  • The big 2G scam: SC hearing begins today 08-10-2010 11:05 AM

    The CBI's affidavit will be opened and the government's final stand on the issue is likely to be made clear. ...
  • The big 2G scam: SC hearing begins today 08-10-2010 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: The 2G spectrum case will be coming up before the Supreme Court on Friday. The CBI's affidavit will be opened and the government's final stand on the issue is likely to be made clear. The scam estimated relates to the allocation of a 122 licenses with spectrum in...
  • RIM buckles down; will let govt access services 30-08-2010 10:09 PM

    New Delhi: After days of uncertainty, there's finally some good news for over one million BlackBerry users in India. According to reports, BlackBerry’s controversial e-mail and messenger service will now continue beyond Tuesday after Research In Motion (RIM) finally agreed to lift the veil of user confidentiality from September 1....
  • Reliance Communications drags DoT to court 27-12-2007 04:00 PM

    Pallekele: It is a bit of a cliche. In this particular case, it is a tired one. Misbah-ul-Haq and Daniel Vettori were talking about players and responsibilities, how there is the need to take on such a role in the World Cup. Pakistan with three victories are in a position...
  • Tata, Bharti to pay Rs 400 cr penalty? 12-03-2007 07:55 PM

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