Trai rejects DoT call to extend registration, scrutiny formalities to OSPs
An OSP, typically, provides IT-enabled business process outsourcing (BPO) services or others such as tele-banking, tele-medicine, tele-education, e-commerce to call-centre operations.
DoT favours local network gear for BSNL
DoT has recommended allowing only Indian companies to provide core network products and services to BSNL.
Department of Telecom set to oppose sale of Aircel, RCom spectrum unless AGR dues paid
If not the telcos, then their buyer or recipient of the airwaves under the insolvency proceedings – UV Asset Restructuring Company (UVARCL) in the case of both Aircel and RCom – should be held liable for statutory dues such as adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, officials said.
Paid first instalment of AGR dues, next payment in FY22: Airtel writes to DoT
Bharti Airtel has written to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), underlining its position that it has already paid the first instalment — over Rs 18,000 crore — of its roughly Rs 44,000 crore adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues and the next tranche is due only in 2021-22, two people familiar with the matter said.
Trai asks DoT to create, maintain list of permissible/prohibited traffic management practices
The new set of recommendations come over two years after Trai recommended net neutrality rules that backed an open Internet. It had suggested having a mechanism for reasonable Internet traffic management to ensure quality of services while preserving security of networks and providing for emergency services.
DoT has asked telcos to audit their networks for security lapses, says Centre in Rajya Sabha
“As per condition no 39.6 of Chapter VI of Unified License, each licensee have to undertake an audit of their networks or get their networks audited from security point of view once in a financial year from a network audit and certification agency,” Dhotre said in reponse to a question from a lawmaker.
DoT to seek legal view on payment of first AGR portion amid varying interpretations of SC order
Telcos say apex court meant 10% of total AGR dues, but DoT says SC implied 10% of dues minus payments already made by the telecom companies.
Telcos to move DoT to stop adoption of India-specific 5G standards, say costs will jump by 40%
Telcos are set to write to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to urge that India aligns with the rest of the world and adopts the global 5G network standard already approved by the International Telecom Union (ITU) to leverage global 5G ecosystem benefits to ensure cost-effective rollouts and availability of 5G devices at affordable rates.
AGR verdict brings certainty; DoT should now focus on ease of biz, industry profitability: BIF
Broadband India Forum has also urged the Department of Telecom (DoT) to take quick decisions on a spate of recommendations which have already been forwarded by the sector regulator including major ones like public Wi-Fi networks for broadband proliferation.
Broadband services to reach in all villages by 2022: MoS Telecom, IT Sanjay Dhotre
The national mission aims to accelerate the growth of digital infrastructure, bridge the digital divide, and provide affordable and universal access of broadband to 1.3 billion Indians.
More than 44% of BSNL's mobile network equipment sourced from ZTE, 9% from Huawei
While replying to a question on the market share of Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei in India, Minister of State for Communications Sanjay Dhotre said that the government maintains no data of Chinese telecom gear makers.
DoT challenges NCLT nod to Aircel resolution plan
The Department of Telecommunications alleged that Aircel’s resolution blueprint is a “liquidation plan” not aimed at reviving the bankrupt telco and includes the transfer of spectrum, which the government has yet to approve. A decision on spectrum will likely affect Reliance Communications (RCom), another bankrupt telco.
DoT moves NCLAT against Aircel resolution nod
The DoT alleged that Aircel’s resolution blueprint is a “liquidation plan” not aimed at reviving the bankrupt telco and includes the transfer of spectrum, which the government has yet to approve.
Supreme Court directs DoT to assess AGR dues based on trading pacts, raise demands in six weeks
The top court's order has put the spotlight on trading deals that Bharti Airtel had struck with bankrupt telcos Videocon and Aircel and Reliance Jio's with Reliance Communications (RCom), which is also undergoing insolvency proceedings.
DoT mulls proposal for making it easier to migrate from pre-paid to post-paid
It’s believed to be considering a proposal from telcos to allow conversion of mobile users from prepaid to postpaid platforms digitally, wherein it will be possible using an OTP-based, contactless process to re-validate existing e-KYC (electronic-know your customer) data, industry executives aware of the matter said.