‘Mobile Tower Emissions Well Within Limits in India,’ Says DoT Secretary

‘Mobile Tower Emissions Well Within Limits in India,’ Says DoT Secretary

Electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from mobile towers in the country are much below the strict norms enforced by the Department of Telecom (DoT), a senior officer said in Chandigarh on Friday. “There is no scientific evidence backing the claim that...
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Reliance Jio SIM in Demand as Thousands Queue Up Across the Country

Reliance Jio SIM in Demand as Thousands Queue Up Across the Country

Thousands for queuing up to get a Reliance Jio SIM SIM comes with 3 months of free usage This includes unlimited mobile data There was been a lot of demand for the Reliance Jio SIM in the virtual world, as...
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Trai Asks Telecom Firms to Submit Daily Network Performance Update

Trai Asks Telecom Firms to Submit Daily Network Performance Update

Tightening the noose on mobile operators, the regulator Trai on Wednesday directed service providers to submit daily updates of their network performance, including call drops and voice quality. The regulator issued directions asking telecom operators to &#822...
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Trai Says No ‘Plausible Reason’ to Revise Spectrum Cap

Trai Says No ‘Plausible Reason’ to Revise Spectrum Cap

Sectoral regulator Trai Wednesday recommended that there is no “plausible reason” to change present restrictions on overall spectrum holding and in a frequency band. Some of the mobile operators had sought relaxation in overall spectrum holding lim...
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Power Grid Q3 Telecom Sales Boosted by 4G Network Expansion

Power Grid Q3 Telecom Sales Boosted by 4G Network Expansion

An aggressive roll-out of high-speed 4G network by Indian mobile phone operators to tap the growing demand for internet services bolstered Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd’s sales in the December quarter, a company executive said on Thursday. Power Gr...
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Google Partners Airtel, Other Operators in ‘RCS’ SMS-Replacement Initiative

Google Partners Airtel, Other Operators in ‘RCS’ SMS-Replacement Initiative

Google on Monday announced the launch of its Rich Communications Services or RCS initiative along with over 15 global telecom partners. The initiative will let operators “provide an open, consistent, and globally interoperable messaging service across An...
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Top Telecom Companies Including Airtel, China Mobile Partner For 5G

Top Telecom Companies Including Airtel, China Mobile Partner For 5G

Leading global telecom operators including China Mobile, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and SoftBank have joined hands to launch five-year programme GTI 2.0, which aims to advance existing 4G technology and industrialization of 5G technologies. “With the suppor...
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Government Imposes Rs 323 cr Fine on Telcos for Violating CAF Norms

Government Imposes Rs 323 cr Fine on Telcos for Violating CAF Norms

The government has imposed fines of Rs 323.56 crore on telecom operators in nine months of the current fiscal for violating rules pertaining to verification of subscribers. It has however recovered only Rs 62.15 crore from them. “Total financial penalty....
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About 81,000 Complaints Against Telecom Operators in 2015

About 81,000 Complaints Against Telecom Operators in 2015

Complaints against mobile service providers have increased to 80,947 last year, up from 68,691 in 2014, government said Wednesday. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Department of Telecom (DoT) received 57,634 complaints in 2015 compared with 50,197...
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MTNL Gets Rs 429 Crore For Surrender Of 800 MHz Spectrum

MTNL Gets Rs 429 Crore For Surrender Of 800 MHz Spectrum

State-owned MTNL on Thursday said it has received Rs 428.95 crore from government for surrendering spectrum in the 800 MHz band, used for providing CDMA mobile services in the country. The government had approved to compensate MTNL, which telecom service...
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