INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS
DoT seeks Rs 48,000 crore from Oil India in telecom dues; company to challenge it in TDSAT
Following a Supreme Court ruling that non-telecom revenues should be included for considering payments of government dues, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Oil India to pay Rs 48,000 crore in principal dues together with interest and penalty for using optic fibre network for internal communication.
DoT examining if January 23 legal deadline for AGR payment applies to non-telecom PSUs
Telcos Airtel and Vodafone Idea are legally bound to c...
No open-court hearing on AGR: Supreme Court
The two telcos - hit most by the AGR verdict wherein Airtel has to pay over Rs 35,500 crore and V...
AGR Ruling: RailTel Corporation moves Supreme Court
RailTel Corporation has moved the Supreme Court, seeking a modification or a clarification that its Oct 24 order on adjusted gross revenue pertains only to access service provider licence holders such as telcos, and not to all licence holders for internet service and national long distance telephone service.
Trai seeks views on traffic management under net neutrality
Trai sought public views on the contours of reasonable Internet traffic management practices that don’t infringe on rules.
DoT seeks Rs 1.72 lakh cr from GAIL in telecom dues
DoT has sent a letter to GAIL seeking Rs 1,72,655 cr in dues on IP-1, IP-2 and ISP licences, sources say.
Rajya Sabha panel suggests breaking encryption to trace distributors of child sexual abuse content
The panel also stated that that gateway internet service providers must bear a significant liability to detect and block websites showing child sexual abuse content, and all search engines must ensure that such websites are blocked during the search and report any website to authorities.
Police in states across India are relying on private firms and consultants to solve cybercrime cases
Cyber crimes are rising rapidly. Police's own teams are still being built, hence the need for private eyes.
Internet service providers seek PMO help on revised AGR
Internet service providers have written to the Prime Minister’s Office seeking relief from any move by the telecom department to implement a Supreme Court order on adjusted gross revenue on all telecom licence holders – and not just telcos.
COAI promises better tech, network with extra revenue
The industry’s move to raise tariffs will ultimately benefit the customer and the government, COAI said, adding that revenue generated from higher plans will be ploughed back into improving customer experience.
Government amending IT Act to trace rogue messages on WhatsApp
The government has proposed to amend the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of the IT Act, 2000.
ISPAI seeks legal view on DoT's demand for statutory dues; says order unnecessarily imposed on ISPs
The Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) said the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has unnecessarily imposed the order on internet service providers, many of which are run by entrepreneurs in smaller cities and towns.
DoT asks telcos to share broadband infra in govt buildings
The directive came after the TRAI had recommended to the department last year that all telcos & infrastructure providers must be mandated to share in-building infrastructure in public places, commercial & residential complexes with other providers in a transparent, fair & non-discriminatory manner, with a minimum of three operators having a presence in the building.
AGR ruling may hit any company with telecom licence
SC order on the definition of adjusted gross revenue may not only impact telecom companies but it can also have an impact on any entity that has taken telecom service licence, such as internet service providers, satellite communications providers, cable operators, said legal experts and industry executives, making them liable to pay AGR-based dues.
WEF unveils new internet security principles to help protect up to 1 bn users
While certain cyberattacks focus on specific organisations, the majority target the largest number of internet users possible. Such attacks are often relatively easy for cybercriminals to undertake and can cause serious harm.
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