Muntazir Abbas

  • DoT wants nodal officers to monitor telecom infra

    DoT wants nodal officers to monitor telecom infra

    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked chief secretaries of states and advisors to UT administrators to designate nodal officers to ensure maintenance of telecom infrastructure amid curfew and lockdown.

    Fear of things made in China hits electronic products sales

    Fear of things made in China hits electronic products sales

    “There is an estimated business loss of about Rs 1,000 crore of IT products as well as Rs 350 crore worth of mobile handsets in January and February due to the spread of the coronavirus,” Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of the Confederation of All India Traders, told.

    Trai to ask government firms to secure OTP-based verification

    Trai to ask government firms to secure OTP-based verification

    “We are going to write to all government entities and semi-government firms which use mobile number to authenticate one-time password (OTP) for verification, to make use of mobile number revocation list,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman Ram Sewak Sharma told ETT.

    Blow for telcos: Niti Aayog, CCI oppose fixing floor for telecom tariffs

    Blow for telcos: Niti Aayog, CCI oppose fixing floor for telecom tariffs

    Niti Aayog said, “The proposed minimum floor price are likely to disincentivise competition on cost efficiency, price, and quality parameters, and deter new entries and innovation.” The Centre’s policy think-tank further suggested that setting a floor price now could discourage new entrants riding on disruptive technology and “deprive customers of benefits” of competition.

    Tata's Nelco, Panasonic launch IFC services, Vistara signs up

    Tata's Nelco, Panasonic launch IFC services, Vistara signs up

    In September 2019, Nelco has forayed into maritime communication services, after receiving an In-flight and Maritime Communication (IFMC) license. Mumbai-based satellite communication and enterprise services has been currently working with a few India-bound international carriers.

    Regulating OTT players complicated: Trai

    Regulating OTT players complicated: Trai

    Trai has realised that it is no longer a financial arbitrage issue between telcos and apps, but one of security and lawful interception. There is also an absence of a global example of similar rules and the regulator needs to factor in clauses in the upcoming data protection law and social intermediary guidelines before making any recommendations.

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