User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
Last updated: Dec 18 2014 05:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Finance ministry note on Aircel-Maxis deal withheld proposal value, say auditors 18.12.2014 TOI: India
The CAG has taken exception to the finance ministry under UPA government granting approval for the controversial investment of Maxis in Aircel, without disclosing the full value of the ...
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No stricter norms for towers, mobiles 16.12.2014 TOI: India Business
The government has decided against tightening radiation emission norms for cellular towers and mobile phones despite growing concerns over their ill-effects on human health.
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Web portal soon to show real time mobile tower radiation: DoT 15.12.2014 Sify Finance
Work is on a a web portal which will show real time data of radiation being emitted from mobile towers in a particular area, a telecom department official said Monday.
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TRAI’s consumer outreach prog at Dibrugarh 15.12.2014 The Assam Tribune
TRAI’s consumer outreach prog at Dibrugarh
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Trai May Suggest Spectrum Usage Fee on ISPs 15.12.2014 TOI: India Business
The regulator seeks inputs from DoT on current spectrum holdings of ISPs, specific frequency bands held by them & their annual licence fee payouts.
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Oomen Chandy connects to telecom event on mobile, faces call drops 14.12.2014 DNA: Money
A telecom event on Sunday tried an innovative initiative by asking Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy to inaugurate the function through mobile phone, but had to witness initial hiccups due to the call drop problem. Chandy was to inaugurate this event through mobile after he could not reach the venue, hence he connected over phone. "There were two things that we saw today in CM's address. One he was able to connect to the conference even after bad weather. "The other thing is his call dropped because signal levels are lower in the country because of low radiation emitted by mobile towers," telecom regulator TRAI member R K Arnold said while speaking at the event. At the event on mobile telephone and public health, Chandy could not reach the venue as his helicopter had to land in Ooty due to bad weather. "Stringent standards have been adopted in India for mobile radiation by India than preferred in US and Europe. There is misinformation among common public which I believe this event will help to resolve," ...
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Less mobile towers, low spectrum cause of call drops 14.12.2014 Sify Finance
Call drops are a recurring problem for phone users and even Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, addressing a telecom conference here Sunday over phone, became a victim. Experts blame lower spectrum availability and less telecom towers for this daily menace.
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Less mobile towers, low spectrum causes for call drops 14.12.2014 Sify Finance
Call drops are a recurring problem for phone users and even Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, addressing a telecom conference here Sunday over phone, became a victim. Experts blame lower spectrum availability and less telecom towers for this daily menace.
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Complaints about pesky calls, SMSs drop by over 80 per cent 14.12.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
The number of complaints for unsolicited commercial communications (UCC) stood at 58,446 complaints in 2014-15 fiscal (up to October 31).
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3G waves may be sold in February auctions 12.12.2014 TOI: India Business
Spectrum auctions in February may finally see the sale of 3G airwaves as the defence ministry has agreed to vacate 5 MHz of 3G spectrum that it holds in 17 circles in the 2,100 MHz band.
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Defence ministry likely to release 5 MHz in 2100 MHz band 11.12.2014 Sify Finance
India's defence ministry is likely to release 5 MHz of spectrum in the 2100 MHz band or 3G airwave, which will be auctioned in the upcoming February auction along with 800, 900 and 1800 MHz bands by the department of telecom (DoT), an informed source said.
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COAI urges government to allocate 800 MHz as E-GSM band 11.12.2014 Sify Finance
Pointing out that the demand for 900MHz is admittedly much higher than 800MHz, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to allocate 800 MHz as E-GSM (extended GSM) band.
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TC asks DoT to reconsider some of Trai's suggestions 11.12.2014 Sify Finance
The Telecom Commission (TC) decided at a meeting earlier this week that the department of telecommunications (DoT) should re-examine issues like taking back spectrum from state-run Bharat Sanchar
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Hearing on additional spectrum case adjourned till Jan 12 10.12.2014 Sify Finance
A special court here Wednesday posted for Jan 12 the hearing of a case relating to grant of additional spectrum to private operators through a January 2002 central government decision during the previous NDA regime.
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Telecom firms fined Rs.2,179.41 crore for non-verification: Prasad 10.12.2014 Sify Finance
A total penalty of Rs.2,179.41 crore was imposed on telecom service providers till Sep 30 for violation of customer verification guidelines, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday told parliament.
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Panel for air wave base price higher than Trai's 10.12.2014 TOI: India Business
The inter-ministerial Telecom Commission paved the way for spectrum auctions in February next year, clearing higher reserve prices for sale of frequencies in 800MHz, 900MHz and 1,800MHz bands against that suggested by sectoral regulator Trai.
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Now, food comes home on e-commerce wings 9.12.2014 TOI: India Business
Traditional neighbourhood eateries like Veena Stores, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar, Kamat, Adigas and the numerous Darshinis that dot Bengaluru have taken baby steps to board India’s $6-billion online commerce market.
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Tiff over procedure ahead of meet on spectrum price 8.12.2014 TOI: India Business
In a war of words between two key wings of the government, the telecom secretary has snubbed his counterpart at the finance ministry for picking faults in a note to an inter-ministerial panel which will decide on the reserve price for an upcoming auction of airwaves.
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Two broadcasters sought exemption from 12-minute advertisement cap: I&B Ministry 5.12.2014 ET: Media
One of clauses provides that no broadcaster shall, in its broadcast of a programme, carry advertisements exceeding 12 minutes in a clock hour.
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DoT plans to auction 3G spectrum in February: Trai 3.12.2014 Sify Finance
The department of telecommunications (DoT) plans to auction spectrum in the 2,100-MHz band in February along with the 800, 900 and 1,800-MHz bands. The DoT asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of
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