Bharti Airtel has designed and implemented a future-ready statewide area network (SWAN) for the Uttar Pradesh government – UPSWAN 2.0 – that comprises 885 points of presence across the state and is designed to provide […]
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Ericsson have signed an MoU to deploy an narrowband internet of things-based sensor network to monitor air pollution in Delhi. As part of the MoU, Ericsson will use […]
Google India’s Internet Saathi programme has now been extended to the states of Punjab and Odisha. In Punjab, the programme will cover around 5,000 villages while in Odisha, it will cover over 16,000 villages. The […]
Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Limited has shut its operations only 17 months into the business. The decision is due to a lack of funds for continuing operations and unanticipated developments that have made the […]
Vodafone’s mobile phone-based banking service M-Pesa has reportedly shut shop in India with effect from July 15, 2019. The move is due to regulatory curbs and stress in the phone banking sector.
The Department of Posts has decided to convert the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) into a small finance bank to provide microcredit to individuals and small and medium enterprises at their doorstep. Besides, it aims […]
Vodafone Idea has selected Amdocs to consolidate its post-paid operations for retail and enterprise customers across mobile and fixed line services. As part of the multi-year agreement, Idea’s post-paid customers will be migrated to the […]
The government has disbursed Rs 204.31 billion for the BharatNet project till date. Of this, Rs 102.86 billion has been disbursed for Phase I and Rs 101.45 billion for Phase II.
The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) of the Delhi government has given its approval to the “hotspot” model, under which free internet will be provided to the residents of Delhi. Further, the EFC has approved a […]
The Telecommunication Engineering Centre, DoT’s technical wing, has started issuing certificates to telecom equipment manufacturers after testing their products in government-certified laboratories. The first set of certificates has been issued to Matrix Comsec, a Vadodara-based […]
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a directive asking telecom operators to submit a monthly status report of complaints regarding pesky calls within 10 days from the end of each month starting […]
DoT has signed an MoU with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations to develop a broadband readiness index (BRI) for Indian states and union territories. The BRI will have two parts. The […]
The telecom ministry has reportedly approved a revival plan for state-run operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). As per the plan, MTNL will be made a subsidiary of BSNL. […]
The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) has approved the imposition of a cumulative penalty worth Rs 30.5 billion on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for not providing points of interconnection to Reliance Jio. Further, the DCC […]
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued guidelines for conducting 5G trials across all available spectrum bands and has fixed a uniform fee of Rs 5,000 for the trial licence. As per the guidelines, the […]
Ravi Shankar Prasad has been appointed as the new minister for communications, taking charge from Manoj Sinha. Meanwhile, Prasad continues to retain the IT and law ministries.
The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) has cleared the norms for 5G trials in the country. Further, DCC has decided that spectrum for 5G trials will be allotted for one year, which will be extendable for […]
TRAI has extended the deadline for implementation of its revised regulations on mobile number portability (MNP). The deadline has been extended from June 13, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
The government’s BharatNet programme has been able to make only 119,000 gram panchayats service-ready against a target of 250,000 gram panchayats, missing yet another deadline of March 2019. As per Bharat Broadband Network Limited, 95 […]
Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) has consolidated its radio network in the Punjab circle, making it the tenth circle to complete full network integration. After the integration, VIL’s 4G coverage has increased to cover over 90 […]