User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
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Don't blame only telecom companies, blame lack of spectrum and towers for call drops, industry body Assocham laments 30.7.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
Coming out in support of telecom operators on the issue of call drops, industry body Assocham said it is unfair to blame them as there are many other critical factors like lack of spectrum and towers which are causing the problem. "...it is unfair to put the blame on the operators only, since many of the critical factors causing the problem are not within the control of the telecom industry," Assocham said. Explaining further, Assocham Telecom Council Chairman T V Ramachandran said, once a cellular network has been set up and stabilised, call drops can only happen either if there is inadequate spectrum or there is not enough networks of towers to achieve satisfactory signal coverage of the service area. "Regrettably, in India, we suffer from both these serious handicaps," he said. A recent report by TRAI has said most of the telecom operators in Delhi and Mumbai are not meeting the prescribed standards regarding call drops. Department of Telecom had also asked the operators to submit the action taken ...
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Blame call drops on missing mobile phone towers 30.7.2015 Rediff: Business
In six months, 2,000 mobile cell sites have been closed.
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MTN drops Qhubeka cycling team despite Tour de France performance 30.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
• South African mobile company ends sponsorship after eight years
• First African team in Tour in modern times finished fifth overall

The title sponsor of the African cycling team that made an impressive debut at the Tour de France said on Wednesday that it was ending its agreement, citing the “normal business practice” of reviewing commercial agreements.

Despite praising the team’s “outstanding performance”, the mobile phone network MTN said its partnership with the South Africa-based MTN-Qhubeka had “reached its conclusion” and it would not be renewing.

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Ease customer verification rules for mobile SIM in J-K: Telcos 29.7.2015 Sify Finance
Telecom operators have blamed late response from local police in customer verification for delay in granting new mobile connections in Jammu and Kashmir and have asked the DoT to relax the norms
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Network doesn't follow everywhere you go, thanks to call drop 28.7.2015 Hindustan Times: Business
Are you there? If you are travelling in a car and hope to have a seamless cellphone conversation, good luck to you, especially if you are going over a flyover.
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IT secretary RS Sharma appointed Trai chairman 28.7.2015 Hindustan Times: Business
Secretary department of electronics and information technology RS Sharma was on Monday appointed chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ...
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R S Sharma set to be new Trai chairman 28.7.2015 TOI: India Business
Ram Sewak Sharma is set to be the new chief of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), taking charge at a time when the regulator is deciding on crucial matters such as net neutrality and the way to deal with the fast-growing eco-system of over-the-top (OTT) operators, who are mushrooming over the mobile and internet world.
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Telecom watchdog gets a new chief 27.7.2015 Sify Finance
IT Secretary Ram Sewak Sharma has been appointed as the new Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) vhairman, according to official sources.
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Tapped phones on T request: Cell cos 25.7.2015 Hyderabad News, Hyderabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
On the direction of the law enforcement agencies of Telangana, telecom service providers Airtel, Idea and Reliance tapped certain phone numbers between May and June ...
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Net neutrality: Government committed towards non-discriminatory access to Internet 24.7.2015 ET: Infotech
The neutrality debate flared up in India after telecom operator Airtel launched a platform, Airtel Zero, that would allow free access of some websites on its network.
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The world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts 23.7.2015 Guardian: Science
John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left home with a trunk on his back. He was a skinny 18-year-old, with long, unkempt hair – a sort of proto-hippie – and although he generally preferred to go barefoot, on this occasion he wore strappy Jesus sandals. He travelled by steam train from Liverpool to Cambridge, where he was to start life as an undergraduate. During the five-hour journey, via Crewe with a connection in Bletchley, something dawned on him: this was a chance to reinvent himself. In junior school, one of Conway’s teachers had nicknamed him “Mary”. He was a delicate, effeminate creature. Being Mary made his life absolute hell until he moved on to secondary school, at Liverpool’s Holt High School for Boys. Soon after term began, the headmaster ...
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Govt wants call drop report by next week 23.7.2015 Telegraph: Business
Amid growing concerns over call drops, the department of telecom (DoT) has asked all mobile operators to submit a report on the actions taken to address the problem by this month.
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Telcom players asked to submit report on call drops by July 31 22.7.2015 Sify Finance
The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked all mobile phone-service providers to submit a report on action taken by them to address the call drop issue by July 31.
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Idea Cellular adds 1.62 mn GSM subscribers in June 22.7.2015 Sify Finance
Idea Cellular added 1.62 million new subscribers in June, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said on Wednesday.
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Government's final net neutrality view still awaited: Prasad 22.7.2015 Sify Finance
The recent report submitted by the government on net neutrality was not the final one, and the final view is still awaited, parliament was informed on Wednesday.
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Call drops: Telcos told to file report by month-end 22.7.2015 TOI: India Business
With no improvement in the problem of call drops, the government has asked telecom companies to address the issue on an ‘urgent’ basis and file an action-taken report on the matter by the end of this month.
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Why telecom services stink in Delhi, Mumbai 21.7.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Govt says there is enough spectrum, telcos differ
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Norms to guide CCI Net call 21.7.2015 Telegraph: Business
The Competition Commission of India (CCI), if necessary, will intervene and take action on complaints about Net neutrality once the rules are in place.
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CCI not looking into Net neutrality as of now: MS Sahoo 20.7.2015 ET: Infotech
CCI is not looking into the issue of Net neutrality as of now because sectoral regulator Trai is yet to finalise its views on it, CCI member MS Sahoo said.
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Cong Net neutrality fire at govt 19.7.2015 Telegraph: Nation
The Congress today accused the Narendra Modi government of moving to destroy the principle of Net neutrality to favour certain corporate houses and telecom companies.
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