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  • Want the youth to understand governance, know about our leaders: Purab Kohli 18-03-2014 12:16 PM

    Kolkata: Actor Purab Kohli, also the ambassador for a campaign that engages the urban youth in governance and voting, on Monday said the country's youth should "actively" participate in understanding the nuances of democracy. The celebrity-activist campaigns for 'Operation Black Dot', launched at Mumbai University last month. Targeted at college-goers...
  • BSNL to upgrade telephone exchanges in cities by March end 14-02-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL on Friday said the modernisation of its telephone exchanges, which are being equipped with new technology provided by Chinese firm Huawei, in cities is expected to complete by the end of next month. "We are about to finish Phase 1 of exchange modernization project using next...
  • Can't block pornographic sites on our own: ISPs tell SC 27-01-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is practically and technically impossible for them to block pornographic sites without orders from court and government and they cannot be made liable for the objectionable contents of the sites. In its reply to a PIL...
  • DoT defers spectrum auction to February 3 29-12-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has postponed the next spectrum auction to February 3 from January 23 amid pending issues, including spectrum usage charges, and a demand from operators seeking more time. The DoT also deferred the issue of clarifications to queries raised by potential bidders at the pre-bid...
  • Government eyes Rs 11,000 crore revenue through spectrum auction 24-09-2013 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January 2014 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 time-line for the next round of spectrum...
  • Facebook, Nokia, Samsung launch Internet.org to connect the next 5 billion 21-08-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Technology giants Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung have joined hands to form Internet.org, a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts that intends to make Internet access available to the next 5 billion people. The launch was announced by Facebook CEO and...
  • DoT examining proposal of taking fingerprint for new SIM card 08-08-2013 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is examining a proposal for making it compulsory for mobile operators to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber at the time of receiving application for a new mobile connection. Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said DoT...
  • Airtel subsidiary approaches DoT for 4G voice call service 11-07-2013 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel's subsidiary Wireless Business Services has approached the DoT for allocation of mobile numbers to start testing of voice call services on 4G network in four service areas, including Delhi and Mumbai. "We .. intend to test voice services on our LTE (4G) network being...
  • Railways to launch SMS-based service for hygiene complaints 09-06-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Railways have decided to launch an SMS-based service for immediate response to passenger complaints regarding housekeeping service in coaches. The service will be launched on a few select trains to facilitate passengers to contact onboard staff through SMS or phone call for complaints related to cleanliness in coaches,...
  • 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...
  • DoT may suggest steep fine of Rs 20,000 on every pesky call 29-05-2013 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: Every unsolicited commercial call by a telemarketer may invite a penalty of Rs 20,000 as DoT in its comments on proposed Right to Privacy Bill is likely to suggest such a steep fine. The Department of Personnel and Training has sought comments on the Right to Privacy bill...
  • 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...
  • No new 3G customers in unlicenced zones for Airtel: SC 11-04-2013 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel cannot add new 3G customers in seven zones where it does not own the airwaves and offers the services through pacts with other carriers, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, pending a final ruling in the dispute. Bharti can, however, continue 3G services in the zones...
  • 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,"...
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  • DoT to declare spectrum auction result within 2 days 21-11-2012 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to declare final results of the just concluded auction of 2G mobile phone spectrum in next couple of days. "Formal procedure is on. There is no issue. It (final auction result) will be done within a day or two," DoT sources...
  • 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...