New Delhi, May 21 : Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
Mumbai, May 16 : Bharti Airtel on Saturday launched its fourth generation (4G) trials, exclusively for its existing customers here, a company statement said.
Kolkata, May 13 : Telecom operator, Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it is planning to launch its own 3G services in Kolkata during October-December this year and has thought of investing Rs.380 crore in the state to strengthen its network.
Agartala, May 12 : State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched Next Generation Network (NGN), a new technology that offers various facilities similar to mobile technology, to improve the telecommunication system in the northeastern region.
New Delhi, May 3 : Four million mobile subscribers have supported COAI's campaign favouring net neutrality for internet-based communication services like WhatsApp and Skype and their being subject to norms similar to those applying to mobile phone operators, the apex body of cellular operators said on Sunday
Kolkata, May 2 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1.
New Delhi, Apr 30 : Telecommunications service provider Vodafone India has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1, after the telecom regulator has slashed ceiling rates. Vodafone customers will now pay less for both local and STD calls on National Roaming.
New Delhi, April 30 : Bringing some relief to subscribers, all the major telecom service providers in India have decided to slash national roaming tariffs on calls and SMS from May 1 following the regulator's guidelines.
Mumbai, Apr 30 : Mobile operator Idea Cellular has announced a reduction in national roaming tariffs on Thursday.
New Delhi, April 29 : India's telecom regulator is likely to announce new parameters for improvement of quality of service for telecom operators in a month's time to tackle call dropping and other problems being faced by customers, its chairman Rahul Khullar said here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Apr. 28 : The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been asked to improve services and ensure that better quality of signal is maintained specially in the border and extremism affected areas.
New Delhi, April 28 : Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to improve services and ensure that better quality of signals is maintained, specially in the border and extremism-affected areas, and regain confidence of people.
New Delhi, April 27 : The government on Monday asked the telecom service providers (TSP) to improve the quality of their services in view of increasing negative public perception in the country.
New Delhi, April 27 : Telecom companies in India are going all out to help the survivors of the Nepal earthquake to contact their near and dear ones by drastically slashing their call charges.
By Aparajita Gupta, New Delhi, April 26 : Concerned over widespread complaints from consumers across the country about excess billing, incessant call-drops and poor quality of services, telecom operators have ben summoned by the government on Monday to review the situation and find remedies.
New Delhi, Apr 25 : In its efforts to support the disaster relief initiatives and enable people to reach out to their friends and family members in the earthquake impacted areas in the country of Nepal, Idea Cellular, has announced that all calls made from its network from anywhere in India to Nepal will be charged as per local rate.
New Delhi, April 23 : State-run BSNL said Thursday it will introduce unlimited free calling at night from its landline phones to all landline and mobile phones of all service providers across India from May 1.
New Delhi, April 22 : For want of clarity, an inter-ministerial committee on Wednesday decided to send back to the telecom regulator a proposal on spectrum trading and sharing guidelines.
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 16 : Even as telecom companies in the country competed for spectrum to strengthen mobile data services in the recently concluded auctions, a new study said 43 percent of phone users in India are dissatisfied with the quality of data services while another 43 percent have rated it as average.
New Delhi, April 9 : Aiming to give some benefit to mobile phone subscribers, the telecom regulator has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday.
New Delhi, March 27 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has initiated the process to prepare framework for over-the-top (OTT) services like Whatsapp, Skype, Viber and many others."Worldwide, there is an ongoing debate among governments, industry and consumers regarding regulations of OTT services and net-neutrality. In this background, TRAI today released a consultation paper on regulatory framework for OTT services," the regulator said in a statement here on Friday.
Mumbai, March 26 : Indian communications company Tata Communications on Thursday said it has entered into a partnership with Indonesian mobile network firm Indosat to offer enterprise solutions to the southeast Asian country's industries.
New Delhi, March 26 : Idea Cellular emerged as the top bidder in the latest round of auctions for telecom spectrum with a total commitment of Rs.30,306 crore, the government announced on Thursday after the Supreme Court relaxed its earlier order restraining finalisation of bids -- albeit with a caveat.
New Delhi, March 26 : Idea Cellular placed the highest bid of Rs.30,306 crore in the latest round of radio spectrum auctions for telecom operators, with that from Aircel being the lowest at Rs.2,250 crore, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday.
Mumbai, March 26 : A day after the spectrum auction ended, the scrips of major telecom companies traded with healthy gains during the afternoon session at the BSE on Thursday.
New Delhi, March 13 : State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced Next Generation Network (NGN) technology in its fixed line telephony and plans to invest around Rs.1,000 crore in upgrading the time-division multiplexing (TDM) technology, a statement said on Friday.
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Union Information Technology and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday that there is no proposal to privatise public sector telecom giants BSNL or MTNL.
New Delhi, March 13 : Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday that fears of mobile towers being hazardous to health are not true, adding that reports from the World Health Organisation do not substantiate the claim.
New Delhi, March 10 : After 37 rounds of bidding for telecom spectrum, there was a small drop in the collective value of the highest bids across bands to Rs.92,200 crore on Tuesday from Rs.94,000 crore a day earlier, as stakeholders switched their preferred frequencies.
New Delhi, March 4 : The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden.
New Delhi, March 4 : Telecom operators had a total debt of Rs.242,896 crore in the financial year 2013-14.
New Delhi, Feb 24 : India's telecom regulator has slashed domestic carriage charge to 35 paise per minute from 65 paise, down by almost 50 percent, an official statement said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 23 : Aiming to boost adoption of wireline network or fixed line phone connections in the country, the telecom regulator did away with charges that a landline service provider has to pay to other service providers for transmitting its phone calls.
New Delhi, Feb 18 : Fuelled by strong third generation (3G) and second generation (2G) data traffic growth, a 74 percent rise in mobile data traffic was recorded at 2014-end compared to the year's beginning, Nokia Networks' MBit Index study said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 17 : The GSM subscribers in India increased by 8.87 million or 1.31 percent in January 2015 over the previous month, data from the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) showed here Tuesday.
Lucknow, Feb 16 : Over 15,000 subscribers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) were found to have provided fake addresses and contact details to the state-owned service provider, an official said Monday.
By Aparajita Gupta, Mumbai, Feb 10 : Reliance Communications, a part of the Anil Ambani-led group, Tuesday said it has been roped in by Facebook to offer free access to data and web sites to customers through the social networking site's global digital inclusion initiative, Internet.org.
New Delhi, Feb 6 : The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 964.20 million at end of November 2014 to 970.97 million at end of December, 2014, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.70 percent, data released by regulator TRAI said Friday.
Kolkata, Feb 2 : After the grand success from Delhi and Mumbai, Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, now announced the launch of its new Advanced Wi-Fi Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo in Kolkata.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Ahead of the telecom spectrum auction in March, the industry chambers have expressed their concerns over the steep reserve price of various airwaves and said high prices will lead to major impact on growth and expansion of quality networks in coming years.
Bengaluru, Jan 28 : Tata's Teleservices Ltd.'s subsidiary MMPL (My Mobile Payments Limited) Wednesday unveiled a smart prepaid payment card service here in partnership with Ratnakar Bank Ltd., a regional bank in Karnataka.
New Delhi, Jan 22 : Steep reserve prices coupled with limited amount of 3G spectrum availability may hurt the outcome of the upcoming auction and could also be disadvantageous for India's citizens, Tom Phillips, chief regulatory officer, GSMA said.
Kolkata, Jan 22 : Aircel, one of India's leading telecom players, Thursday launched industry's first unlimited STD proposition - Uniting India @10p.
Hyderabad, Jan 14 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, has launched a consumer offer for its valuable customers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Sankranti and Republic day. Customers opting for any postpay GSM plan priced Rs 899 and above and Photon Plus/Max WiFi priced Rs 850 and above, will get Milton Water Flask (350ML) worth Rs 525 absolutely free.
Mumbai, Jan 14 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular recorded over 150 million subscribers on its pan-India network as on Dec 31, 2014.
New Delhi, Jan 13 : The number of mobile internet users in India is expected to reach 213 million by June 2015, according to a report released Tuesday by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 : Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday commissioned India's first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala's Idukki district, calling the project a "giant leap" to bridge the digital divide in the country.
New Delhi, Jan 7 : The Telecom Commission Wednesday decided to send back the regulator's 3G or 2100 mega hertz (MHz) spectrum price recommendations for a relook, according to sources.
New Delhi, Jan 6 : India's telecom regulator Tuesday recommended that Universal Service Obligation (USO) levy, a portion of the licence fee paid by the telecom service operators, should be lowered to 3 percent of the adjusted gross revenue from the present 5 percent.