Tag: Asia

Telecom user base rises to 92.20 crore in January: Trai


NEW DELHI: The total number of telecom subscribers in the country rose marginally to 92.20 crore in January, on the back of increase in rural subscribers, sectoral regulator Trai said today. The overall user base stood at 91.51 crore at the end of December 2013, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said. “The number of telephone… Read More ›

Vodafone, Telenor experience makes foreign telcos tread cautiously in India


CHENNAI: Foreign telcos want to foray into India but experiences of Vodafone and Telenor in the country have made them cautious, Melbourne-based Telstra Global’s Managing Director Martijn Blanken said today. He also termed the Indian regulatory environment as “challenging”. “The thing is, if you have enough patience it works (in India). It took us quite a lot to get our licences…. Read More ›

DoT sees MSMEs emerging stronger on the ‘cloud’


The telecom department has advocated mass deployment of cloud computing technologies to improve the global competitiveness and export earnings of micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) during the 12th Plan period, according to an internal note seen by ET.  KOLKATA: The telecom department has advocated mass deployment of cloud computing technologies to improve the global… Read More ›

CDMA operators seek cut in base price for 800 Mhz bandwidth


Mobile phone companies offering services on the CDMA platform have demanded that the telecom department reject the sector regulator’s recommendations on the base price of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band and keep it at 65% of the starting price fixed for the recently concluded auction of 1800 Mhz bandwidth.  NEW DELHI: Mobile phone companies… Read More ›

Telecom Commission to look into penalty issue


A“warning” would carry a fine of Rs 1 lakh and a “minor” offence Rs 1 crore, with only the offences categorised as “severe” requiring the highest penalty of Rs 50 crore.  NEW DELHI: The Telecom Commission will shortly decide on a panel’s suggestions to streamline the process of imposing penalties on erring operators, a move… Read More ›

DoT panel for slab-based penalties for violations by telcos


The DoT panel has suggested examining violations on nine parameters and clubbing them under five heads.    NEW DELHI: A DoT panel has recommended classifying violations committed by telecom operators and introducing slabs with monetary fines ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50 crore.  Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal had asked the Department of Telecommunications… Read More ›

DoT to amend Indian Telegraph Rules to locally screen imported mobile phones, BIS to frame mobile phone standards


DoT cannot legally demand such compliance from operators since a mobile phone is a consumer good and outside the broad definition of `telegraph’, which only includes telecom network/infrastructure equipment.  KOLKATA: The telecom department plans to tweak the Indian Telegraph Rules (ITR), 1951, by including `mobile phones’ within the definition of the word “telegraph” to ensure… Read More ›

Seminar on Taiwan nonwoven technology & fabrics in Mumbai


Taiwan Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association (TNFIA) in association with Technicaltextile.net is jointly organizing a seminar on “Taiwanese Nonwoven Technologies” at Mumbai on March 21, 2014. The objective behind the seminar is to showcase Taiwanese nonwoven technologies to Indian entrepreneurs as well as those who already present in the sector. The seminar will present the latest… Read More ›

Migrations in The B2B Telemarketing Industry


As Steve Irwin would say, “Crikey!” Birds aren’t the only things that have been migrating lately as call centers are flocking elsewhere. What has prompted this? It’s the changes in an environment that could even be bigger than the B2B telemarketing industry. But what exactly are these changes and how exactly have they drastically changed the… Read More ›

Govt approves eight foreign direct investment proposals


The government has approved eight foreign investment proposals, including plans by L&T Infrastructure Development Projects and Welspun Renewables Energy, totalling Rs 1,024 crore. The proposals were cleared following recommendations from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram, the Finance Ministry said. The FIPB referred a proposal by Singapore-based KKR Floorline Investments to the… Read More ›