TELECOM DEPARTMENT

  • Spectrum auction for 2G, 3G networks to start from February 25 January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The next round of spectrum auction for 2G and 3G networks will be held from February 25, through which the government targets to garner at least Rs 64,840 crore. A notification was issued by the Department of Telecom in this regard late Friday night. The spectrum auction will be held...
  • SC notice to DoT seeking response on how to block child pornography November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Telecom Department seeking a response on how to block child pornography. The apex court had earlier made it clear that the government will have to take steps to block porn sites particularly those showing child pornography. "Nothing,...
  • Spectrum auction expected in January, revenue target at Rs 11,000 crore September 24, 2013

    The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11,000 crore this fiscal, a top official said. Replying to a query on expected timeline for the next round of spectrum auction, Telecom Secretary MF...
  • Govt sees Rs 20,000 cr from next spectrum auction December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The value of telecom airwaves to be put on auction in this fiscal year ending March will be worth about Rs 20,000 crore at the current reserve price, telecoms department secretary R Chandrashekhar, said on Friday. Government is betting on the revenue from phone airwaves auctions and stake...
  • Twitter traffic from Assam can't be blocked: DoT September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Citing technical problems, telecom operators have refused to adhere to an order of Home Ministry for blocking Twitter traffic from specific states including Gujarat, Kerala, Assam and Uttar Pradesh in the backdrop of social media being used to fan communal trouble. The Department of Telecom was requested to consider...
  • Telecom Dept to block calls from Chinese mobiles October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom plans to block all calls from Chinese made handsets in a move to seal security loopholes. Most of these handsets dont have a unique International Mobile Equipment Identify or IMEI number, which identifies valid devices. There are almost 1.6 crore Chinese handset owners in...