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Telecom reforms: DoT lowers bank guarantee for telcos

The Department of Telecom on Wednesday slashed performance and financial bank guarantee requirement of telecom operators to 20 per cent of the current amount held by the government as part of the telecom reform measures announced last month

5G
DoT Gives Green Signal For 5G Trials, No Chinese Tech Player Allowed

New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has permitted telecom service providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL, to conduct 5G trials. As largely anticipated,…

Trusted Products
To Keep China out, DoT Mandates Trusted Sources For Telecom Networks

New Delhi: Spelling the end of Chinese equipment in Indian telecom networks, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has mandated that from June 15 this year telecom operators will only use “trusted products” in their networks. In a communication to telecom operators, DoT said as the licensor, it has amended the Unified Access Services Licence Agreement […]

Landline
Landline Users Need To Add '0' To Call Mobile Phones From January

New Delhi: Telecom subscribers will have to prefix ‘0’ as they call from a landline to any mobile number starting January 1, 2021. The decision has been taken up in order to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line and mobile services. Telecom regulator TRAI had recommended the move in May this year. A DoT’s […]

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DoT Set To Ask BSNL Not To Use Chinese Telecom Equipment In 4G Upgradation

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) is set to ask state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) not to use Chinese telecom gear in its 4G upgradation, which is being supported as part of the company’s revival package, according to sources. The development comes at a time when Indian and Chinese armies are engaged in […]

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Vodafone Idea Pays Rs 1,000 Cr To Telecom Dept Towards Dues: Source

New Delhi: Vodafone Idea on Thursday paid Rs 1,000 crore more to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) towards its statutory dues, a senior official said. The company had paid Rs 2,500 crore to the government towards adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues on Monday. In all, it owes Rs 53,000 crore to the telecom department. The […]

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Airtel Pays Rs 10,000 Crore To Govt Towards AGR Dues

New Delhi: With the government coming down heavily on telcos after the Supreme Court’s rap, Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has paid Rs 10,000 crore to the telecom department towards statutory dues. The company said it will make payment of balance amount after self-assessment exercise. “The…amount of Rs 10,000 crore has been paid on […]

Telcos
DoT May Encash Bank Guarantees Of Telcos On Not Paying AGR Dues

New Delhi: The government may take action in terms of encashing the bank guarantees of Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) in case they “immediately” fail to pay their spectrum usage charges and the license fees in compliance with the Supreme Court order of October 24 last year. In letters to different telecom circles, the zonal telecom […]

Indian-Telecom
DoT Amends Licenses To Defer Spectrum Dues Payment

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) has amended the unified access services license to defer payments of the spectrum auction instalments due for 2020-21 and 2021-22, operationalising the committee of secretaries’ decision to allow a two-year moratorium. “The licensee may opt to defer the spectrum auction instalment due for 2020-21 and 2021-22, either for […]

MTNL
Govt Appoints DoT's Mahmood Ahmed On MTNL Board As Director

New Delhi: The Central government has appointed Mahmood Ahmed, Deputy Director-General of the Licensing Finance Assessment (LFA), Department of Telecom as its nominee director on the board of MTNL, a PSU under the ministry. He has been appointed for a three-year period or till the period of superannuation, an official order said. As part of […]

DOT
Lower Base Prices Being Mulled For Spectrum Auction: Sources

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom’s (DoT) plans to hold the spectrum auction before the fiscal has not been put off and discussions are on to cut the auction prices to make it affordable for telecom companies, according to official sources. There could be up to a 35 per cent reduction in spectrum auction prices […]

Govt Plans To Complete Spectrum Auction By Nov-End: Sources

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom plans to conclude spectrum auction by November 30 and the inter-ministerial panel, Digital Communications Commission, will meet after the third week of September to finalise the spectrum auction prices which are expected to be what the TRAI has recommended, highly placed sources said. There may not be any new […]

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UIDAI, DoT clarify on disconnection of SIM cards issued through Aadhaar

New Delhi: After reports of disconnection of 50 crore mobile numbers issued through Aadhaar identification spread panic among the people, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday clarified that those reports are completely untrue and imaginary. It further advised that there is absolutely no reason for panic or fear at all. In a […]

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Any ID proof sufficient for new mobile connections: Govt

New Delhi: Telecom operators can issue new SIM cards without Aadhaar on the basis of alternate identity document like election voter ID or driving licence and the government will await Supreme Court’s order on re-verification of mobile subscribers using Aadhaar at a later date, a top DoT official said today. “As per rule, fresh connections […]

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Govt not to cut mobile connections over Aadhaar

New Delhi: The government will not disconnect mobile connections which aren’t linked with Aadhaar, said Aruna Sundararajan, secretary in the department of telecommunications (DoT), on Wednesday. The department is waiting for the Supreme Court judgment on the Aadhaar issue to decide on the action to be taken in cases where people have Aadhaar but do […]

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