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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 ›

India misses coal target again, will depend more on imports

The coal ministry will scale down it its production target of 795 million tones in 2016-17 as it expects problems in environment clearances and rail connectivity.  NEW DELHI: India’s dependence on imported coal will continue to rise as output will fall short of targets. The coal ministry will scale down it its production target of… 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 ›

Cabinet note on implementing Group of Ministers suggestions on coal mining

The CCI’s approval is also sought for “action by the respective ministries on the recommendation where no action has been initiated so far”.  NEW DELHI: The Planning Commission has circulated a draft Cabinet note seeking directions to various ministries for ensuring timely implementation of the recommendations of an inter-ministerial panel on environmental issues related to… Read More ›

Commerce Ministry seeks withdrawal of duty on iron ore pellets

The Pellet Manufacturers’ Association of India had expressed apprehension over Rs 35,000 crore of investments becoming non-performing assets.  NEW DELHI: Pressing for withdrawal of 5 per cent duty on export of iron ore pellets, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry today said the levy will discourage shipments of value-added products.   “Value-added exports must be… Read More ›